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Trying The World’s Strongest Coffee: Is Deathwish Coffee Worth It?

I’ve been obsessed with Deathwish Coffee since I first heard of it a few years back, so of course, it earned a spot on my bucket list. Once I got my hands on it to try it, I knew I had to post a review.

Deathwish coffee began in 2012 with the mission to create highly caffeinated coffee that still tastes good. The brand markets itself as the strongest coffee in the world, and I took that as personal challenge. However, is this just fancy branding or is Deathwish legit? Is Deathwish coffee actually the Worlds Strongest Coffee, and more importantly, is Deathwish coffee worth it?

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Is Deathwish Coffee Dangerous?

Everyone has a different tolerance for caffeine; personally I have a terrible caffeine tolerance. Others can drink 10 cups a day and are somehow fine.

So is Deathwish dangerous? Too much caffeine is dangerous and can even be lethal but a cup of Deathwish shouldn’t harm the average person. If you have any health issues or take medications that may be affected by caffeine, then steer clear of this or talk to your doctor first. Most people are probably good to go. 

To be fair, since I know my caffeine tolerance is low, if I had reacted badly to it, it would have been my own fault. 

How Much Caffeine Is In Deathwish Coffee?

On the packaging, Deathwish suggested a serving size of two and a half tablespoons for every six ounces of water is. I think most people use one to two tablespoons of coffee per six to eight ounces of water when brewing their normal cup of coffee.

An average 8-oz cup of coffee contains around 95mg of caffeine. According to Consumer Reports, a cup of Deathwish can hit 472mg of caffeine.

Brands like Devil Mountain Coffee, Fire Department Coffee, and Gunpowder Coffee, also have extremely high caffeine contents.

What Does Deathwish Coffee Taste Like?

So, what does Deathwish coffee taste like? 

Deathwish uses Robusta beans. Most coffee is made from Arabica because it tastes nicer, but the Robusta beans account for the heightened caffeine content.

I was expecting something with a bold flavour from Deathwish. I know flavour and caffeine content aren’t connected to one another. For a brand that boasts skulls and strong imagery, I was hoping for a bold flavour too, which is something they do claim to have.

Honestly, it felt burnt, yet flat. I didn’t feel like there was any depth or notable flavors. I wouldn’t say it tasted bad; but I expected better.

The first time I made it I used one tablespoon of coffee and it tasted very bland. The second time I followed their instructions and it tasted too concentrated.

I thought New Kings Coffee, and the Kona-blend I tried had stronger, richer flavours. My forever favorite coffee is still undefeated; Badger & Dodo.

bag of deathwish coffee with two french presses

So Is Deathwish Coffee Worth It?

I really wanted to love Deathwish Coffee, but the truth is, I’ve tasted better for a lower price point. Maybe I hyped it up too much or maybe Robusta coffee isn’t for me? Either way, I just wasn’t feeling it.

I don’t regret getting it. It was still something I really wanted to try, and I’ll finish the bag – I just won’t buy it again. It’s always nice to tick something off my bucket list, even if some of the things I want to do before I die turn out to be disappointing, it’s better than not doing it at all!

So, is Deathwish Coffee worth it? I don’t think it is. With that said, lots of other customers seem really happy – so maybe it’s just me! I really do feel like the only person who didn’t love it. If you’re still curious, it’s worth trying for the experience, and maybe you will like it more than I did.

Have you ever tried the World’s Strongest Coffee? If so, let me know what you thought. Check out my post about how sometimes, a bad cup of coffee is a good cup of coffee.

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0 thoughts on “Trying The World’s Strongest Coffee: Is Deathwish Coffee Worth It?

  1. This coffee is interesting! It’s a bummer that it didn’t work out 🙁 Also, I relate on ths caffeinne tolerance level. My heartbeat is going cartwheels when I drink one. Great post!

    1. Apparently it’s because caffeine makes blood vessels dilate and that makes boobs swell and hurt, just another crappy thing women & people with utereus have to put up with!

  2. I almost wish caffeine made me sick at times, I drink waaaaay too much! Shame this brand wasn’t as good as expected, I guess sometimes the hype is over-rated.
    -pixieskiesblog.wordpress.com xo

  3. The packaging is really cool! Shame about the taste though :/ have you heard of nitro coffee? I don’t do well on caffeine either and I’ve been seeing ads for it. I guess it’s less bitter but the amount of caffeine is insane. No thanks!! lol

  4. I just bought a bag of this for my husband because he wanted to try it. I actually, after working at Starbucks for a few years, have become a coffee snob. I tend to lecture people on “strength.” Light roast coffee has more caffeine content than dark roast ones because they are roasted for a shorter length of time, retaining more caffeine. I prefer light roast coffee where my husband prefers dark. Wonderful post! I am looking forward to him trying this to see what he thinks

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