Categories: Coffee Accessories

Death Wish Ground Coffee

For a while, “Death Wish” ground coffee kept popping up in front of us. We started to wonder what it was and due to the name, we have to admit, we were a bit afraid to try it, but at the same time, it really lured us in. If you’re a caffeine addict, then this may be something you want …no wait, NEED to have in your next cup of

When we looked at this coffee and read the words “get your Death Wish Coffee fix with this smooth dark roast coffee that is conveniently ground for your auto-drip
coffee maker,” we thought “why not?”

The question is – does Death Wish really live up to its expectations? Is it really the strongest coffee in the world?

Long answer short, it probably isn’t the strongest coffee in the world (we can think of some stronger brews), but it is definitely something that is worth having in
your cup.

Not for Caffeine Sensitive People

If you’re the type of person that is sensitive to caffeine, this definitely isn’t for you because it may be too much for you to handle. The company has labeled this the “world’s strongest” for a reason. The blend of beans and the roasting process the company uses for the caffeine content (that is 59 milligrams per fluid ounce) is
the reason behind it being the strongest. To give you an idea, a normal cup of coffee from a traditional brand has between 12 to 16 milligrams of caffeine per fluid ounce. So, having 59 milligrams per fluid ounce is definitely a game changer, as you could imagine.

What Makes Death Wish Coffee Have More Caffeine?

Surely, you’re probably wondering what Death Wish does differently, right? It goes without saying that different types of brew methods and beans will produce different

levels of caffeine. Let’s take dark roasting as an example – this will destroy more caffeine than if you were to take a light roasting approach. Also, longer steeping and fine grinds put even more caffeine in a cup of coffee.

Then, you have the plant species – of course, caffeine will vary according to the plant species the coffee bean came from. For example, there’s Coffea Arabica and

Coffea Robusta – Coffee Robusta is more caffeinated than Coffea Arabica. Robusta also has a more bitter flavor to it and is typically found in espresso blends. Premium coffee roasters have a tendency to choose Arabica because it is more refined and smoother. Robusta, on the other hand, is less expensive and hardier to grow.

So the question is – what type of beans is in Death Wish? Looking at phrases on their website, you’ll find nuances of Arabica, robusta, and the roasting levels.

However, no matter how much we look, we can’t find exactly why type of beans Death Wish is using …because it’s a trade secret. What we do know is that the coffee comes from regions of Ethiopia, Central America, and Indonesia. Death Wish keeps the type of beans they use a secret and that is okay.


Should you get Death Wish Ground Coffee? If you’re not caffeine sensitive, then sure, go ahead. The point that it contains 59 milligrams per fluid ounce makes this a
coffee addicts dream come true.

Simon Weiner

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