01 April, 2017
Now you can jump-start your day with the "world's strongest coffee". Launched past year, the South Africa-based coffee has 702 milligrams of caffeine per 12-ounce cup, surpassing the previous caffeine record of Death Wish's 660 milligram brew.
Black Insomnia sought to shake up the coffee industry by offering coffee lovers a coffee that was way stronger and darker than they were used to drinking.
The South Africa-based coffee company Black Insomnia Coffee, which bills itself as the strongest stuff on earth, has just launched on Amazon - so it's available to Americans who can order it from the bleary-eyed comfort of their caffeine-fiending fingertips.
They boast that the coffee has "dangerously high levels of caffeine". One 12-ounce cup of Black Insomnia has 702mg.More news: Merkel's party CDU remains largest in German election
With a sweet nutty taste, Black Insomnia's strength comes from the type of bean, robusta, and the way they are roasted. This is not to say that coffee, either chemically enhanced or natural, couldn't be stronger but rather that it shouldn't. This all depends on how you brew the coffee, of course. The Mayo Clinic states that up to 400 mg of coffee per day "appears to be safe for most healthy adults". Death Wish has 660 mg.
Both coffees are available for sale on Amazon, which could not be reached for comment. Even their website advises, "Don't come crying to us if you can't handle the kick".
"Caffeine overdose is risky and can kill you", according to the FDA.
Kristafor defended his coffee, saying, "We are very aware of the limits and there are clear warnings on the labels". However, Black Insomnia said independent lab tests confirmed that it has the most caffeine, Grub Street reported.