How does Death Wish Coffee make their coffee so strong?

Death Wish Coffee

If you saw Death Wish Coffee’s Super Bowl TV Commercial, you might wonder what makes Death Wish Coffee so strong.

Is it the roast level?

Turns out it’s not the roast level, exactly.

They tell the story themselves. Their beans are a mix of Robusta and Arabica beans that they dark roast, resulting in flavor hints of cherry and chocolate. Additionally, you brew it a little stronger for the full effect. So what makes the coffee so strong?

It’s the caffeine.

How do you get a higher-caffeine coffee bean without some sort of hybridization, GMO, or discovery of a special high-caffeine bean from the deep, dark rainforests of Ethiopia? Actually, the Death Wish beans are sourced from India and Peru.

Is the caffeine manually added, maybe by soaking the beans in liquid caffeine? In reality, the blend of Robusta and Arabica beans increases the caffeine level. Robusta coffee beans contain almost twice the caffeine as Arabica, but the extra caffeine makes the Robusta bitter. When the two are blended, you get more caffeine than our average coffee, but a better flavor than you would with just Robusta beans.

According to Caffeine Informer, the caffeine content is 660 mg per 12 oz cup. Wow! Put down that meth pipe! That is strong. If you have a pre-existing heart condition or a hair-trigger temper, at least get the O.K. from your cardiologist or parole officer.
For reference a typical 12 oz cup of brewed coffee contains 260 mg of caffeine.

Death Wish Coffee, not for the faint of heart, literally, but if you’re looking for a kick in the pants before you head out into the cruel world, brew a cup of Death Wish Coffee, it’s probably very popular on Bering Sea crab fishing boats.

Death Wish Coffee Roasters also offers a less caffeinated version called Valhalla, for the more sedate coffee lovers among us.

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