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Buzz Kill? NY ‘Death Wish’ Boasts Strongest Coffee on Earth

(ABC) — Feeling groggy this morning? Maybe your cup of joe isn’t giving you the jolt you need? There’s something new on the market called Death Wish Coffee that
puts 200 percent more caffeine in your mug than ordinary coffee.

If regular coffee doesn’t pack enough of a punch, would you drink coffee beans packaged with a skull and cross bones?

“When it comes right down to it, it’s just a very strong cup of coffee,” said Mike Brown, founder of Death Wish Coffee. He calls it the strongest coffee in the world.

Brown uses beans that give you twice the jolt, doubling the caffeine in your average cup.

“We’re making the worlds strongest coffee. You can’t really call that puppies or kittens or anything like that.”

Many people are talking about caffeine these days. In fact, Monster Energy Drinks will soon begin listing caffeine content on its cans.

Right now, a 16 ounce Monster Energy can has about 160 milligrams of caffeine.

16 ounces of Starbucks coffee is about 330 milligrams, but the same amount of Death Wish holds about 660 milligrams of caffeine.

“For someone who drinks coffee all the time, I don’t think they’re going to notice much of a difference, but if you’re someone who doesn’t drink coffee at all? This could be a shock to the system,” said ABC News Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser.

At his coffee shop in Pleasantdale, NY, Brown only sells the beans; he doesn’t brew Death Wish Coffee in the shop, at least not yet.

“I drink it only on the mornings when I really need to get a lot of stuff done when I’m really dragging, said Brown, “but I can’t handle it every morning.”

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