There’s a new clear winner for the strongest coffee in the world title, which is great because sleep is for the weak anyway.
Now I love coffee, but the thought of Black Insomnia, the world’s strongest coffee is daunting, to say the least.
Just one cup of this coffee contains more than twice your recommended daily limit of caffeine, with a whopping 58.5mg per fluid ounce – that’s 702mg for a 12-ounce cup.
To put this in perspective, a Starbucks brew usually sits at around 21.25mg per fluid ounce and a Green Tea at 3.1mg.
With the tagline #SleepingIsCheating – this blend boasts a serious charge, so serious that it’s sitting at number 1 in a collection of the ‘Most Dangerous Caffeinated Products’ on the consumer information website, Caffeine Informer.
Death Wish, formerly the strongest coffee in the world has been knocked off its throne by 6.35%.
Black Insomnia was created by Sean Kristafor who hails from the coffee capital of the world, Cape Town.
By now you’re probably thinking, why? What could have ever possessed this madman to create such a lethal concoction?
The website explains: ‘It was time to offer something a little different – something stronger and darker, with an edge. It was time to create The World’s Strongest Coffee without a burnt and high acidic flavor.’
‘With our first attempt at making the World’s Strongest Coffee, we completely overshot the mark set by the world’s now second strongest coffee. Eventually, we brought the strength down to a safer level and settle on 702 mg per 12 fl oz cup. This way we ensure that we created The World’s Strongest Coffee and still have a nice walnut and almost sweet taste profile.’
So – really, how safe is it?
Mary Sweeney, is a caffeine researcher at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She told CNN:
‘For the same amount of coffee, you will get double the amount of caffeine.
‘This makes it easier to consume more caffeine than you intend to and effects can range from mild to severe, for example, jitteriness, nervousness, restlessness and trouble sleeping. The most serious effect would be cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat).’
Caffeine Informer also advises the coffee be consumed ‘with caution’.
If you are still game to try the coffee – it’s available for purchase online here.