Death Wish Coffee

Death Wish Coffee got its first notice back in February during the Super Bowl when it aired as the winner of the Intuit contest. The founder couldn’t find coffee strong enough for him so he developed his own blend. Most coffee you buy varies from 9.1 mg/fl. oz (McDonald’s) to 20.6mg/fl. oz (Starbucks). Death Wish coffee has 54.2mg/fl. oz – about 6 times McDonald’s coffee and more than 2 1/2 times Starbucks. They also have a Valhalla blend that is a little milder but they aren’t sure how much caffeine is in this blend.

The cost is $19.99/lb one-time purchase or $15.99/lb if you sign up for a subscription or $37.99/2 lb one-time purchase or $30.39/2 lb. subscription. You can also get a 5 lb subscription for $63.99. If you have a Keurig, you can get a 10 pack ($12.79) or 20 pack ($23.98) of cups. For subscriptions they let you choose from weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, and bi-monthly as a the subscription interval.

Here is the commercial they put in the Intuit contest that won and aired on the Super Bowl:

Why drink it when you can wear it?

Wear what, you may ask? This is a coffee blog. Wear your caffeine, of course!

The Jody Victor crew found an IndieGoGo item called Joule. It is a caffeinated bracelet. The bracelet comes in three colors: black, red, and blue. You put a patch on the bracelet and the caffeine will enter through your skin. They say it will not stain your skin. One patch is equal to a cup of coffee.

Find out more:

Inhaling caffeine

You may have heard of e-cigarettes – those battery-powered vaporizers that let you feel like you are smoking (called vaping). There are varied reasons for using them such as curiosity, someone they know was using them, they were given them, trying to quit smoking, belief they are safer than cigarettes.

So why the talk of e-cigarettes? Well, now you can get caffeine-inhalers. This is kind of a merger between e-cigarettes and triple-shot lattes. They are disposable and run about $8.99 to deliver about 500 puffs. They do deliver less caffeine than a cup of coffee. Thanks … but we like our coffee liquid, not gas!

Find more information here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/23/style/caffeine-inhalers-rush-to-serve-the-energy-challenged.html?_r=0
http://www.energyshisha.com/blog/introducing-caffeine-vape-stix-now-with-twice-the-caffeine-hit.html

Does “decaf” mean no caffeine?

Not on your life! Jody‘s crew found out that most decaf coffees contain up to 3% caffeine. That might not sound like a lot but depending on what types of beans, that can vary. We found a great article about it and you can read more about this at FoxNews.com. It will explain how Arabica beans have less caffeine than Robusto and some other interesting information.

In other news, would you drink coffee knowing the beans were eaten by elephants and then extracted from their dung. Made in Thailand by a company called Black Ivory Coffee, you can purchase the equivalent of 30 espresso cups worth for a mere $275! We talked about it in an earlier post but you can find out some new info from Forbes.com.

Jody Victor