There is nothing better than waking up in the morning, firing up your coffee grinder and churning out fresh-ground, fresh-roasted coffee. The aroma fills your kitchen and the rest of your home, and it grows even stronger as you prepare a batch of joe in your french press (the best way to make coffee, in my humble opinion; you hipsters can keep your pour-over nonsense up there in Portland where it belongs).
I drink coffee for the flavor and for the smell of it, for the way it helps me start out each morning fresh and new. But let's not kid ourselves: all of us, except for old people who don't count, drink coffee because we need a jolt of caffeine to start our day. Or at least we WANT a jolt of caffeine to start our day.
Little known fact: the darker the coffee roast, the less caffeine remains in the bean. The roasting process removes the good stuff (the "go juice") from the bean. Some of you have, for many years, probably ordered the darkest roast you can find because you think it makes you look cool and because you think it's the strong stuff. It's not the strong stuff. The strong stuff is the light roasted stuff, like your general breakfast blends.
ACTUALLY: The strong stuff—the strongest coffee in the world—is called Death Wish Coffee. It's made by a company of the same name from New York, and it is truly coffee on the edge.
If you've heard of Death Wish, it might be because you saw their Super Bowl ad. The company won a contest from Intuit, the makers of Quickbooks, and in doing so had a commercial they created aired during the most-watched television event of the year.
Here's the deal: Death Wish Coffee is incredibly loaded with caffeine. This is not a coffee for your everyday Folgers drinker. This stuff has THREE TIMES the amount of caffeine as regular roasted beans. I don't know how they do it, because the company clearly won't give up their secret. They claim to use a"unique roasting process" along with the perfect blend of beans, and the end result is a coffee that will have you floating.
My first cup of Death Wish made my skin buzz, but in a good way. It was like being shot in the face with a caffeine cannon, if such a cannon existed. I was suddenly alert and cognizant of the fact that I was speaking like the guy from the old Micro Machines commercials. I powered through hours of work in a far shorter amount of time than I usually would. I think Death Wish Coffee cured my adult ADHD? I'm not a doctor, though, so I have no idea. All I know is that this coffee is awesome and strong and delicious.
Death Wish Coffee is available in ground or whole bean form, and also in K-Cups if you're one of those lazy jerks who uses a Kuerigs. They're lovingly called "Death Cups," which is pretty funny because that's almost exactly what they are.
If you love coffee and you love caffeine and you want the best of both worlds, get some of this stuff right now.