What we mean by Black Insomnia being The World’s Strongest Coffee?
It is not the roast, we haven’t burned our beans or made a really dark coffee. Nor have we made our coffee less soluble. No, how we measure the strength of our coffee is simply by the caffeine content – dangerously high levels of caffeine.
At the launch brand founder, Sean Kristafor, told food24 that we created Black Insomnia to ‘reboot’ the coffee industry. We know Cape Town is the coffee capital of the world, so it was time to offer something a little different – something stronger and darker, with an edge. It was time to create The World’s Strongest Coffee without a burnt and high acidic flavor.
Our coffee is roasting procedure was created by Dr G, one of the world’s foremost baristas. He is the mastermind behind getting your coffee as good as a “hug from your grandma” while still being able to deliver that Chuck Norris roundhouse kick of caffeine goodness. With our first attempt at making the World’s Strongest Coffee, we completely overshot the mark set by the world’s now second strongest coffee.
Eventually we brought the strength down to a safer level and settle on 920 mg per 10 fl oz cup. This way we ensure that we created The World’s Strongest Coffee and still have a nice walnut and almost sweet taste profile.
To prove our claim of The World’s Strongest Coffee we’ve send samples of these three coffee samples were to SGS Laboratories, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company to test their caffeine content.
SGS have equipment which uses High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) to test samples. The samples are tested versus standard known samples of caffeine. HPLC has the ability to separate, identify, and quantitate the compounds that are present in any sample that can be dissolved in a liquid.
The certified results from globally renowned and independent SGS laboratories indicate a clear winner in the title for The World’s Strongest Coffee. With 17524 mg of Caffeine per kg Black Insom- nia Coffee is 27% stronger then Wodfee who has 13809mg per kg. Compared to DeathWish Coffee who has only 13179 mg of Caffeine per kg Black Insomnia is a whopping 33% stronger.
Is Black Insomnia – The World’s Strongest Coffee Safe?
So now you’re probably wondering if our coffee is safe… One 10 fluid-ounce cup contains nearly double the recommended daily allowance of caffeine. “By no means are these coffees normal or average” says Taylor Martin, in an article he wrote for c|net explaining the differences in caffeine for coffee, cold brew and espresso. Which, to be blunt, tells you why you should probably not drink OUR coffee if you do not have a high tolerance for caffeine.
So here’s the thing, don’t come crying to us if you can’t handle the kick. Our beans may taste great, they may be smooth, “with the flavours of nuts and caramel”, but if you can’t handle they kick, it may just not be for you. But for those who can, we are happy to be here for you.