The coffee, dubbed Asskicker, is 80 times stronger than a standard coffee and keeps the drinker buzzing for 18 hours
Good news for hardcore coffee lovers. An Australian café is claiming to have invented the strongest coffee in the world. It contains 80 times more caffeine than a standard coffee and is so strong that it keeps you up for 18 hours – but comes with a health warning: “Persons with high blood pressure and/ or heart conditions, drink at your own risk.”
The outrageously potent coffee, named “Asskicker,” was introduced last month by a café called Viscous Coffee in Adelaide, Australia. The brew contains four shots of espresso, 120 millimeters of 10-day brewed cold coffee and 4 ice cubes made from 48-hour cold drip. The coffee is designed to be sipped slowly over three to four hours and promises to keep a drinker buzzing with energy till the next morning. The most shocking thing about the coffee is that it involves scarily high levels of caffeine.
To put things into perspective, a regular espresso contains around 63 milligrams of caffeine, this drink has 5 grams and according to The US Food and Drug Administration and USDA, only up to 400 milligrams of caffeine is considered safe for most adults. Anything beyond that limit could potentially be dangerous and can have negative effects on health.
The creator of the coffee Steven Benington says that he came up with the idea of this strong coffee after developed a drink for an emergency room nurse who needed something to keep her going during unexpected night shifts.
“We had to tone it down a bit because it kept her up for a total of three days.” Benington said.
The Asskicker could be enjoyable for coffee lovers but health risks are also associated with it. That is why Benington displays a warning message for those with high blood pressure or heart problem and personally talks it over with those customers.
"I have a quite detailed talk with people before they actually purchase one. If I can talk someone out of it, they're not ready for the drink.” Benington said.
A cup of Asskicker coffee will take around 12 dollars out of your pocket.