When I first heard about South African coffee company Black Insomnia’s ultra-caffeinated coffee beans, I had low expectations. I was doubtful their claim of 3.5x the caffeine of “ordinary” coffee (whatever that is) could be true, even though, according to the “Caffeine Informer and other science people who know their shit” this coffee supposedly has been proven to contain at least 702mg of caffeine per 12 oz. cup.
But being a coffee person, I am constantly compelled to try new coffee things so I bought a bag.
Just as expected.
Don’t bother. Here’s why:
So, no, I do not recommend Black Insomnia coffee for any reason – not to get high on caffeine, not for coffee drinking enjoyment, and not even for turning clear water a lovely brown color. I give it an C-. Mostly because even with all those flaws, it’s still better than most Starbucks coffee.
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