On August 15, 2012 (The Death Wish Coffee Experiment), our southern-most sherpa, Brewticular, wrote about Death Wish Coffee, which at that time, claimed to be the world’s strongest coffee. Brewticular was blown away by the results of his experiment, and only recently recuperated from his caffeine overdose.
Well, 3 1/2 years later, a coffee introduced in South Africa last year, claims to have displaced Death Wish as the World’s Strongest Coffee. In an article in GrubStreet, dated just 3 days ago, reports that the creators of Black Insomnia Coffee have unbiased lab results:
“For those lab tests, Black Insomnia sent bags of its coffee alongside several rivals’ to SGS, a Swiss-based lab company that’s a global leader in verifying consumer-product claims. Samples underwent high-performance liquid chromatography, and the “clear winner,” the company says, was Black Insomnia at “an incredible” 17.5 grams of caffeine per kilogram of coffee. Once the gold standard, Death Wish fell well short with just 13.2 grams per kilogram, while Wodfee — which claims to make the “World’s Strongest Coffee Blend with Added Caffeine” — managed just 13.8 grams. (A Starbucks dark roast would probably come in around 5 to 6 grams.)”
The Sherpas have not yet sampled this new entry into the United States’ market, but are entertained with this quote from the Black Insomnia Coffee website:
“Black Insomnia Coffee is a caffeine infused kick in the face to the tired, the old, and the mediocre. Wake up and smell the coffee!”
We will try to get our mugs filled with some of this black liquid and let you know. So far, although it is mentioned that this coffee is available online and on Amazon, we have not been able to connect with a source. We will follow-up when we do and let you know. Just guessing, given the inconsistent access to their website, demand might be crashing supply!