How are you feeling right now? Tired? A little distracted, perhaps? Craving a cup (or three) of coffee? Well, put down that iced Dunkin’ or Starbucks and get ready for the strongest coffee in the world. Mornings are no match for this brew.
This blend of beans has been deemed the “strongest coffee in the world” and it’s fittingly called “Black Insomnia,” and if that’s not intimidating to you, then congratulations because the name alone frightens me. The coffee is made up of a blend of Ugandan, Guatemalan and Brazilian beans. It has been available for sale in South Africa for about a year now, and has just recently hit the U.S. market.
The coffee retails at $19 a pound, which is pretty expensive—but keep in mind, you’ll need to drink far less of this stuff than you would your average dark roast. The caffeine content of Black Insomnia clocks in at a whopping 58.5 mg per fluid ounce. That’s more than twice as strong as the dark roast from Starbucks, which comes in at around 21.25 mg per fluid ounce.
This caffeine bomb is fine if you’re only sipping a shot of espresso over the course of an hour, but if you were to drink a 12-ounce cup of this stuff, you’d be downing a heart-stopping 702 milligrams of caffeine. For comparison, the FDA and the International Food Information Council recommend a cap of 400 mg of caffeine in a day.