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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, so of course, it earned a spot on my bucket list. Deathwish 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?

My Review of Deathwish Coffee

death wish coffee co logo with skull

What is Deathwish coffee

Deathwish coffee began in 2012 with the mission to create highly caffeinated coffee that still tastes good. 

Is Deathwish coffee dangerous?

Everyone has a different tolerance for caffeine; personally I have a terrible caffeine tolerance so drinking a lot of coffee is possibly dangerous for someone like me because my heartbeat becomes irregular. 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 won’t harm the average person. If you have health issues such as heart problems then steer clear of this, but most people are good to go if they want to try Deathwish. 

To be fair; 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 2 1/2 tablespoons for every 6 ounces of water is a little more than most people use. Most people use 1-2 tablespoons per 6 to 8 ounces.

Is it the World’s Strongest Coffee or are they cheating by telling you to put some more in? They say they have “twice the amount of caffeine than an average cup of coffee”.

An average 8-oz cup of coffee contains 95mg of caffeine. An Americano from Starbucks that’s the same size contains 75mg. By their logic they’re hitting at least 150mg for an 8-oz cup of coffee. 

What does Deathwish coffee taste like?

So, what does Deathwish coffee taste like? 

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.

I thought New Kings Coffee, and Kona coffee had stronger, richer flavours.

Did I feel buzzed from the World’s Strongest Coffee? 

Now for the most important part of this review of Deathwish coffee; is Deathwish coffee good to their word and feel strong? 

I didn’t feel a major caffeine buzz. 

The first time I made it I put in one tablespoon and it tasted very bland, and I didn’t feel much. The second time I followed their instructions and it tasted too concentrated, and again, I didn’t feel much. 

bag of deathwish coffee with two french presses

So is Deathwish coffee worth it?

Maybe I hyped it up too much, after all it’s only now I was able to get my hands on it. I’ve had stronger coffee, and I’ve had coffee with a richer flavour. I don’t like being “mean” in reviews, especially in this review of Deathwish coffee because I wanted to love it! However, I have to be honest. It’s not bad, I just didn’t think it was great either.

The packaging was definitely really cool – I’ll be keeping the box it came in and liked the free logo sticker.

I don’t regret getting it though, it was still something I really wanted to try, and I’ll finish off 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? No, I don’t think it is. With that said, lots of other customers seem really happy – so maybe it’s just me! 

Have you ever tried the World’s Strongest Coffee? If so, let me know what you thought.

a cup of coffee with steam - deathwish coffee review

trying the world's strongest coffee. is deathwish coffee worth it?

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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