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World's Most Caffeinated Coffee Over 1.7 Times the Recommended Daily Caffeine Limit

What? The coffee with the most caffeine? What's that, you say? Black Insomnia coffee? World's strongest coffee? From South Africa? What? Four times the caffeine than a regular cup? Huh? What? What? Coffee? What? What? What? Have to pee?

Yes, Black Insomnia, a coffee company based in South Africa, has apparently edged out Death Wish Coffee Company with a coffee that has702 milligrams (mg) of caffeine per 12-ounce cup, compared to Death Wish with 660 mg, according to Mike Pomranz writing for Food and Wine. How much is 702 milligrams? Well, compare this number to these numbers from the Mayo Clinic:
• Brewed coffee (8 ounce or 237 milliliter cup): 75-200 mg of caffeine
• Brewed decaffeinated coffee (8 ounce or 237 milliliter cup): 2-12 mg of caffeine
• Espresso (1 ounce or 30 milliliter shot): 47-75 mg of caffeine
• Decaffeinated Espresso (1 ounce or 30 milliliter shot): 0-15 mg of caffeine
• Latte or mocha (8 ounce or 237 milliliter cup): 63-175 mg of caffeine
• Brewed tea (8 ounce or 237 milliliter cup): 14-70 mg of caffeine
• Decaffeinated brewed tea (8 ounce or 237 milliliter cup): 14-70 mg of caffeine
• Iced tea (8 ounce or 237 milliliter cup): 5-47 mg of caffeine
• Coca-Cola or Pespi (12 ounce or 355 milliliter can or bottle): 23-47 mg of caffeine
• Mountain Dew (12 ounce or 355 milliliter can or bottle): 42-55 mg of caffeine
• 5-hour Energy shot (2 ounce or 60 milliliter bottle): 200-207 mg of caffeine
• Red Bull (8.4 ounce or 248 milliliter can): 75-80 mg of caffeine

By comparison, with that much caffeine, a cup of Black Insomnia won't just give you wings...it will give you a whole helicopter. A cup of Black Insomnia easily exceeds the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-recommended 400 mg a day caffeine-intake limit. Of course, this is not a hard-and-fast daily limit (e.g., magical things don't start to happen when you go from 399 mg to 401 mg) and may vary by person. The limit instead is based on the point at which many people start having side effects from caffeine such as insomnia (hence the name of the coffee), peeing (not just with European coffee), upset stomach, headaches, heartburn, diarrhea, rambling thoughts and speech, nervousness, jitters, anxiety, increased heart rate and abnormal heart rhythms. In fact, there are cases of caffeine overdose leading to cardiac arrest, seizures and death. An increase in the number of people requiring care for caffeine overdoses (1,675 reports involving energy drinks to poison centers in the first half of 2015, with close to two-thirds being 18 years and younger) prompted the FDA to issue a warning about too much caffeine intake that year. Also, Joseph Stromberg writing for Smithsonian described how caffeine can be addictive, something which shouldn't be surprising to those who can't function without their morning cup of coffee.

The coffee caffeine arms race doesn't appear to be over, as Black Insomnia and Death Wish are not the only coffees claiming the crown. Other competing brands that are available over Amazon or other places on the Internet include Biohazard, Killer Coffee, Banned Coffee, Shock Coffee, Bone's Coffee High Voltage and Perk Coffee. But before drinking something (or anything) called Biohazard, you may want to be careful. Using artificial means to stay awake, to charge yourself or to "feel invincible" has its risks (and caffeine stays in your system for a while with afive-to-six-hour half life). Feeling sleepy is your body's way of telling you that you need sleep. If you think you need something to help you stay awake for school or work, you may want to sleep on it first.

(Forbes)


 
 
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