If The World’s Strongest Coffee Won’t Wake You Up, Nothing Will

published Apr 7, 2017
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Soon, we expect to see a drastic increase in the number of high-functioning jittery folks walking around because one company just seriously upped the ante on caffeine consumption. The creators of the South-African based Black Insomnia Coffee touts their product as the strongest coffee on the planet.

Although this isn’t the first time we’ve heard this bold claim, this coffee has an unbelievable 17,524 milligrams of caffeine per kilogram, which honestly gives us the shakes just thinking about it.

To silence all doubts about their coffee getting drinkers wired like no other, Black Insomnia Coffee sent in samples of its product—as well as coffee from other rival brands—to a lab for testing, and the results seemed to solidify the Black Insomnia’s stance as king among coffees, a feat it achieved without the assistance of any added chemicals, preservatives, sugars or other additives.

So, how much caffeine must one consume to get to the bottom of a mug full of Black Insomnia coffee? According to Mashable, Caffeine Holder compared it to Death Wish Coffee (the name speaks for itself) and found that the former contains 702 milligrams of caffeine per 12-ounce cup, while the formerly strongest brew weighed in at 660 milligrams. Comparatively, 12 ounces of your average coffee contains just 136 milligrams; that means Black Insomnia has over five mugs’ worth in one.

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Now that we’ve presented sufficient evidence that Black Insomnia is serving up some pretty kick-ass coffee, you’re probably wondering how it tastes. The flavor is described as “indulgent, smooth, sweet and nutty” in the company’s press release, which also claims its coffee “borders on narcotic.”

If you dare to brew and sip this potent concoction or are in search of a gift for the coffee lover in your life, mosey on over to Amazon, where die-hard coffee drinkers are probably preordering it by the boatload. However, if you’re looking to kick that 8-cup of coffee a day habit, then we totally understand if you take a hard pass on these buzz-inducing beans.