The “World’s Strongest Coffee” Is Now Available in the U.S. — But Pace Yourselves, Parents

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I love my coffee about as much as any Gilmore Girl, because motherhood is flipping hard and exhausting. Sometimes I meet these unicorn mothers who don’t drink coffee and my brain literally cannot translate what that even means. Because after not sleeping for the past seven years and being the parent who must cook, clean, shop, sign all the papers, organize all the things, and be totally present for my kids, my job, my husband, and then God know what else … it is coffee that saves the day.

And guess what? The “strongest coffee in the world” is finally here, and I am so happy that I could cry.

The Black Insomnia coffee company, which is based out of South Africa, has teamed up with Amazon (OMG, I CAN PRIME THIS?!) to sell the coffee which has 17,524 milligrams of caffeine per kilogram and is being touted as “the coffee that trumps all others.” (Can you imagine how much laundry you could get done with that much caffeine zipping through your blood stream?)

With a name like Black Insomnia and the claim of being the “strongest coffee in the world,” it’s no wonder the company gets a little braggy in their description of strength. According to a recent press release from the company: “None have been able to reach the unadulterated caffeine content that defines Black Insomnia, nor should any brand attempt to surpass this content in the interest of public health and safety.”

(Woah. This is some seriously strong stuff.)

It continues:

“Black Insomnia is pure and naturally very high in caffeine without any added chemicals, preservatives, sugars or any other additives. Laboratory test results, using the High-Performance Liquid Chromatography method, have found that this amounts to an incredible 17,524 mg of caffeine per kg.”

Okay honestly, that seems like a ridiculous amount of caffeine for even the most hardened coffee addicts like myself.

According to the Mayo Clinic:

“Up to 400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine a day appears to be safe for most healthy adults. That’s roughly the amount of caffeine in four cups of brewed coffee, 10 cans of cola or two ‘energy shot’ drinks. Keep in mind that the actual caffeine content in beverages varies widely, especially among energy drinks … Women who are pregnant or who are trying to become pregnant and those who are breastfeeding should talk with their doctors about limiting caffeine use.”

If you’re curious to try the “strongest coffee in the world” — and think you can handle it — you can find it right here on Amazon. (Though be forewarned: It’s been so popular, that it’s currently out of stock — but you can sign up for an email alert when it returns.)

Just remember, though, that Black Insomnia may pack one helluva punch in the caffeine department, and the levels are above what’s deemed safe by medical experts. So you may want to take it easy and start with just a half cup (and a whole lotta creamer).

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