Strongest Coffee In The World Enters US Market, Sold In Amazon [VIDEO]
April 04, 2017 07:09 AM EDT
A South Africa-based coffee company has claimed "Black Insomnia" is the strongest coffee in the world and will be available to coffee lovers in the US via Amazon, an e-commerce website.
Black Insomnia is made from Robusta beans which have more caffeine than Arabica. To prove it deserves the title over other coffee, the company enlisted an independent laboratory to test the caffeine content. It boasts 58.5 mg per fl. oz., higher than Death Wish coffee at 54.2 mg per fl. oz. whereas Starbucks' dark roast is at 21.25 mg per fl. oz.
Sean Kristafor launched "the strongest coffee in the world" in July 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa. It was sold online at $19 per pound and exceeded the sales of other local shops the following month. On the fourth month of operation, customers from 22 countries were able to purchase the product. It was launched in Amazon for American customers last month.
Kristafor had had a vision for coffee that was stronger and darker. His company's close competitor, Death Wish, explained that the key difference between the two is that Death Wish is certified organic by the USDA and it bears a Fair Trade certification, the CNN reported.
The website Caffeine Informer considers Black Insomnia's caffeine content in the dangerous level. For healthy adults, the recommended daily limit for the caffeine is 400 mg and just a cup of this brand could reach the safe level, according to a press statement released in the Aquaspresso.
Drinking four cups of coffee could lead to side effects such as insomnia, restlessness, stomach upset, muscle tremors and heart palpitations but it may actually depend on a person's sensitivity to the substance. People who regularly consume coffee are less likely to be sensitive to it and may experience fewer side effects. Coffee lovers often develop tolerance to it over time.