I’ve been obsessed with Deathwish coffee since I first heard of it, which I’d imagine was around the same time as my Coffee Quest post which was back in 2015 so of course, it earned a spot on my bucket list.
Deathwish markets itself as the strongest coffee in the world, and I took that as personal challenge.
I have no caffeine tolerate which is a horrible fate for someone who’s life is coffee.
I had to get a decaff version of my favourite coffee. I can’t even tolerate one cup of normal coffee a day without my heart skipping beats, headaches, and it making my boobs sore (yes there actually is a correlation between breast pain and caffeine) I’m too awkward to ask for decaff in cafes in case they judge me so I either only have it once or twice a week or get herbal tea. I need to impress upon you just how weak my caffeine tolerance is, which is why me of all people trying this coffee should have been funny.
I was expecting something with a bold flavour from Deathwish. I know flavour and caffeine content aren’t connected to one another, but for a brand that boasts skulls and strong imagery I was hoping for a bold flavour too, which is something they do claim to have. I didn’t feel a major caffeine buzz off it either, it actually suggested a serving size of 2 1/2 tablespoons for every 6 ounces of coffee which is about twice the average amount people use so is it the World’s Strongest Coffee or are they cheating by telling you to put a lot in? Two and a half tablespoons is gonna be a lot of caffeine no matter what brand you get it from. Hell I’d even feel something from decaff with that much in there!
The first time I made it I put in one tablespoon and it tasted very bland, the second time I followed the instructions and it tasted too concentrated.
Maybe I hyped it up too much, after all it’s only now I was able to get my hands on it. I’ve had stronger coffee, and I’ve had coffee with a richer flavour but I hope I’m not coming off too harsh. It’s not bad, it’s just not great either. It’s just overrated.
The packaging was definitely really cool – I’ll be keeping the box it came in and liked the free logo sticker.
I don’t regret getting it though, it was still something I really wanted to try, and I’ll finish off the bag – I just won’t buy it again. It’s always nice to tick something off my bucket list, even if some of the things I want to do before I die turn out to be disappointing, it’s better than not doing it at all!