The Most Powerful Cup of Coffee Is Now Available in the U.S.

Dacy Knight

If you're the type of person for whom one—or two or three—cups of coffee are just not enough, your caffeine prayers have finally been answered. Last week, the world's strongest coffee, aptly named Black Insomnia, launched in the States. Sean Kristafor—a man with a vision to reboot the coffee industry—launched the company last year in Cape Town, South Africa.

The title of "most powerful coffee in the world" doesn't come lightly, but is backed up by scientific facts. As reported by Condé Nast Traveler, lab tests have confirmed that the supercharged coffee boasts 17.5 milligrams of caffeine per kilogram, making it a whopping 33% stronger than the previous title holder, Death Wish Coffee. To put this in perspective, one 12-ounce cup has as much as triple the caffeine as a regular cup of Starbucks brew—which might suggest it could keep you from throwing back subsequent cups of joe throughout the day.

“It is time to offer something a little different—something stronger and darker, with an edge,” said Kristafor in a press release. The coffee is available online on BlackInsomnia.coffee as well as Amazon, where it competes with nine other coffee brands that claim to be the "world's strongest." However, according to the same press release, "None have been able to reach the unadulterated caffeine content that defines Black Insomnia, nor should any brand attempt to surpass this content in the interest of public health and safety."

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