Over 50% of Americans over the age of 18 (150 million) drink at least one cup of coffee a day, though three cups is closer to the national average. Given that 65% of Americans consume their java during breakfast hours, we can assume the majority of US customers privilege fuel over taste.
The average cup of coffee packs about 95 to 165 milligrams of caffeine, which doesn’t seem to be cutting it for most- hence the three cups a day statistic. At about $2.70 each, as Ladders reported, your coffee budget can start to fatten up real quick. If you’re like me, you simply can’t make it through the week without the stuff, so here are three ways to get the most caffeine for your buck.
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Black Insomnia Coffee Brew
Black Insomnia Coffee’s brew, self proclaims itself to be the most robust coffee in the world. Their website boasts, “Roasted in an age-old Italian tradition, slowly and carefully in a small batch drum roaster, allows for a smooth yet strong aroma, robust flavor, velvety body and heady crema without any unpleasant bitterness or acidity.”
For $20, you can purchase a 1lb bag of the arabica blend, and make yourself a batch that carries 736 milligrams of caffeine per cup, which is nearly 600 milligrams of caffeine more than the average cup of black coffee. Apparently, this caffeine boost doesn’t come at the cost of taste, given that the reviews have been largely positive.
Death Wish Coffee
With 59 milligrams per fluid ounce, (the average cup contains about 12 to 16 milligrams per fluid ounce), Death Wish claims to not only be the strongest coffee in the world but the strongest “coffee in the galaxy.”
In fact, just last year, the folks over at Death Wish sent over an instant freeze blend of their coffee to the International Space Station to fuel the crew of NASA Expedition 56. The DW team is pretty confident in their claim, stating, “We offer a 100%, no-BS guarantee: If this isn’t the strongest coffee you’ve ever tried, we’ll gladly give you a refund.”
A challenge worth considering-$19.99, smooth cherry blend, 100% natural, co-signed by astronauts.
Take breaks for wellness and to maximize caffeine benefits
A word of caution: while it’s true that Black Insomnia and Death WIsh’s super coffees both wield formidable doses of caffeine, it’s important to remain aware of the adverse effects of over being caffeinated: nervousness and restlessness, stomach irritation, nausea and vomiting, increased heart rate and respiration- just to name a few.
Black Insomnia Coffee Brew, for instance, is considerably more than The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s daily recommended dose of 400 milligrams, so maybe limit yourself to a couple of cups a week at most. Not just for wellness, but to also ensure that you’re getting the most out of your caffeine. New research recently published in PLoS ONE found that taking caffeine breaks potentially reduces caffeine tolerance, making us feel much more alert form lower doses of caffeine.
Whatever your preferred amount of coffee a day is, over time the effects to alertness that coffee offers will begin to diminish. To achieve optimal focus results, it’s important to frequently re-establish caffeine as a foreign entity to our bodies. According to a study, caffeine tolerance can occur as quickly as one to four days. If you’re currently finding yourself crashing quicker, and upping your coffee intake with some frequency, don’t worry, the process can be reversed.
Caffeine Informer reports, “Those habitually addicted to caffeine should conduct a caffeine detox to eliminate caffeine from their system. This allows a return to normal non-caffeine functioning. This can take 2 weeks to 2 months depending on the daily amount of caffeine consumed. ”
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