We @coffeesesh love a kick to our coffee—why else would we drink it? You’re right, maybe the taste is what we love even more!
Coffee has great flavor, and can make you feel all warm and fuzzy from your head to your toe. With the caffeine though, you get to experience an energetic buzz that is quite pleasant (especially in the morning). Your eyes open up, your heart beats a little faster and your brain turns on like a light bulb. The more caffeine, the higher the pick me up right?
The question you may have is—what makes a coffee highly caffeinated or strong?
Typically, the daily limit of caffeine that one should consume is around 400 ml. That helps put high caffeine into perspective. Another factor that affects the strength of coffee is the roast level. The typical assumption is that the deeper and darker the roast, the more caffeine you will get from the average cup. Good thing this is just an assumption because it is actually the other way around! Lighter roasts ensure that coffee beans are closer to their natural state, this is when they are most hyper-caffeinated. Learn about the different coffee roasts in our article, here.
So how do you go about choosing a high caffeinated coffee to experience? Here are some of the most amazing, caffeinated coffee brands that you can get your hands on.
Devil Mountain Coffee Company – Black Label
Ideal Serving: Brewed – 12 fluid ounces, Caffeine – 1555 mg
Drink this at your own risk, no… seriously.
Make sure to take it a sip at a time, you have to be patient with this coffee. Potency is the name of the game when it comes to this highly caffeinated cup of coffee. Right now, it takes the top spot of the most caffeinated coffee in the world. Yes, the world! If you’re caffeine sensitive to the slightest bit, this might get you wired after 2-3 sips. It boasts the “most powerful coffee in the world without compromising on flavor…”
Ideal Serving: Brewed – 12 fluid ounces, Caffeine – 1182 mg
Travel around the globe and you will come across Taft Coffee from Turkey, it’s loved by many! This coffee is made with a total of 50 different coffee bean varieties all blended together for the best tasting flavors and aromas. They’ve really put some elbow grease in perfecting their product, and it shows! The different amount of coffee beans used, helps with its flavor and caffeine content. It also decreases as much of the bitter or sourness as possible that you might find in other brands.
Check out Taft Coffee Co’s website to purchase your own bag!
High Voltage Coffee
Ideal Serving: Brewed – 12 fluid ounces, Caffeine – 1150 mg
This is a unique brand from down under, Australia!
It stands out from other coffees in this category as it made from a blend of beans which ensure that the flavor of the coffee does not taste bitter. Just like Taft Coffee, the Australians from High Voltage Coffee took their process and development of their bean very seriously. Testing and iterating to find the best blend for the highest caffeine content. Check out additional information on how much caffeine is in a cup of coffee, here.
We’ve heard great things about the flavor for this one, let us know if you try it out! Try a bag direct from thier website, here!
Cannonball Coffee – Maximum Charge
Ideal Serving: Brewed – 12 fluid ounces, Caffeine – 1101 mg
A Robusta offering from the UK, and just like its name, it delivers the maximum charge when it comes to caffeine. It requires drinkers with a high tolerance to caffeine, like many of the other coffee brands on this list, so it is not the one to drink if you are trying out high caffeine for the first time. Rated highly with its sleek black coffee bag and branding, this coffee is no joke with caffeine.
Did you know decaf coffee does, indeed, contain caffeine? Read about it in our article here!
Ideal Serving: Brewed – 12 fluid ounces, Caffeine – 928 mg
The branding looks dangerous just look at the packaging, with the beans imitating the official icon for a biohazard. It is made from Robusta coffee beans and even comes with a disclaimer, how crazy is that? This coffee is only for those with a high tolerance or hypo-sensitive to the caffeine molecule. Shy away from this coffee if you’re really sensitive to caffeine.
Death Wish Coffee
Ideal Serving: Brewed – 12 fluid ounces, Caffeine – 728 mg
This is possibly one of the most famous high caffeine coffees. It started the trend for these types of coffees after advertising during the Super Bowl several years back. It features a very dark roast with a combination of beans, both Robusta and Arabica.
Check out how much caffeine is in a latte with our article.
Black Insomnia Coffee Co.
Ideal Serving: Brewed – 12 fluid ounces, Caffeine – 702 mg
The name gives an idea of what this coffee may lead to. The coffee blend from Black Insomnia is produced in South Africa— has anyone been there by chance? Flavor wise, it is just a little bitter, but if you’ve ever tried it you can tell that it has a very strong with a taste and aroma. It is made from a dark roast and is becoming quite popular worldwide, let us know if you’re bold enough to try this coffee out!
Ideal Serving Brewed – 12 fluid ounces, Caffeine – Unknown
If you are ready to take a chance and drink something mysterious, then you can try this out. It is uniquely made from both Robusta and Arabica coffee beans with a medium dark roast blend. The Valhalla Java coffee will give you an all-day caffeine high that is known for delivering drama.
We’re not exactly sure if that’s good or not but are you daring enough to try it out?
Have you ever questions “how much caffeine is too much caffeine for me?” We have the answers, here.
Ticking the Boxes for Caffeinated Coffee Brands
Now that you have the most caffeinated brands at your finger tips, you may have noticed that they have some things in common—apart from the caffeine that is.
The Type of Coffee Bean
The type of coffee bean can be linked to the potency of the caffeine. Most coffee is made from Arabica beans, which have excellent flavor. However, their caffeine concentration tends to be lower. Beans that deliver on caffeine are the Robusta coffee beans, and when it comes to flavor, they tend to be bitter. Robusta coffee beans have around 2.1% caffeine compared to the Arabica bean that has 1.2%. The Robusta beans being bitter means that when the roast is very dark, they are less affected in flavor.
Arabica? Robusta? Not quite sure what the difference is between the two most popular coffee beans? We break it all down for you with this article.
Traveling for High Caffeinated Coffee
You need to traverse the world to find your caffeinated cup of coffee. There are excellent options that are available, from the U.S., U.K., Australia, Turkey, South Africa and more. Just like what we’ve mentioned already above!
Branding Coffee Beans
The packaging and branding of these high caffeinated coffees tend to have an element of ‘danger’ in the way they look. If you cannot figure out which are the stronger coffees, just focus on the packaging! It’s maybe the easiest way for you to give highly caffeinated coffees a try.
Most of these coffees come with one warning, and that is danger. The danger factor comes in what they taste like. For the most part, you will be hard pressed to differentiate between these, and your normal espresso or dark roast when it comes to coffee. You will only really be able to tell the difference once you have completed an entire cup. Once you have highly caffeinated coffee brands in your system, there is no turning back. With that in mind, take a chance, and give the most caffeinated coffee brands a try.
Remember, take it one sip at a time – they will set your heart racing!
And if all this caffeine isn’t for you, check the benefits of decaf coffee!
So… Think you’re brave enough to try one of the most caffeinated coffee brands? We’ll sit back and wait to hear from you what your experiences are!
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