The 10 Best High Caffeine Coffees

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This wiki has been updated 21 times since it was first published in June of 2018. If you have trouble waking up and those java runs to Starbucks aren't providing you with that extra boost needed to get through the day, try one of these high-caffeine coffees as an alternative. Our supercharged selections are bursting with rich, natural, complex flavors and well-balanced acidity that won't result in premature crashes when the energy is required the most. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Death Wish Strongest

2. Stone Street Knee Buckling Espresso

3. Shock 5814

Editor's Notes

April 18, 2020:

If you live a high-paced life or have a lot to do in a little time each day, then the buzz offered by traditional java may not be enough for you. These high-caffeine coffees provide an extra kick to keep you going longer. However, it is important to note that consuming too much caffeine can lead to an increased heart or breathing rate, upset stomach, insomnia, anxiety, and other side effects, so you may want to start by just drinking a quarter or half a cup to make sure you can comfortably handle the kick these pack.

While Death Wish Strongest may sound intimidating, it is certified organic and made using environmentally-friendly practices, helping to keep your body and the planet a bit purer. Banned Extreme Buzz Edition has a low-acidity content to help prevent an upset stomach, and VitaCup Infused Lightning Blend has several added vitamins to boost your health and focus.

For those working the graveyard shift, pulling all nighters, or just looking at more work than there are hours in the day for, there are some turbo-charged options on this list. Devil Mountain Black Label has a stunning 1,555 milligrams of caffeine per 12-ounce cup, while Stone Street Knee Buckling Espresso is a good pick for those who like a drink that's small and mighty. It makes frothy little cups of its namesake beverage that definitely pack a punch.

Those who like coffee with an interesting flavor profile might like Kicking Horse Kick Ass, which has notes of hazelnut and brown sugar, or Banned Extreme Buzz Edition, which has notes of berries and chocolate.

If your mornings are particularly hurried and you can't wait for a full pot to brew, Maud's Double Caffeine Dark Roast is a smart choice, as it works with single serving machines like Keurigs.

Special Honors

High Voltage Electric City Blend High Voltage Electric City Blend is made from a combination of Arabica and Robusta beans and has nearly twice the caffeine as standard joe. It is a medium roast with a bright flavor profile and is available in whole beans, an espresso grind, a brewer grind, or a cold brew grind, allowing you to enjoy this java nearly any way you prefer.

Fire Department Stipe Miocic Extra Strength Developed by firefighters and military vets, Fire Department Stipe Miocic Extra Strength was designed to keep up with the high-intensity lifestyles of the men and women who run into buildings while others run out. This coffee is a dark, bold roast with twice the caffeine of the standard stuff, and 10 percent of all proceeds go to supporting ill or injured firefighters and first responders.

4. WodFee Fran-Etic Blend

5. Devil Mountain Black Label

6. Banned Extreme Buzz Edition

7. Kicking Horse Kick Ass

8. Black Rifle CAF

9. VitaCup Infused Lightning Blend

10. Maud's Double Caffeine Dark Roast

Brett Dvoretz
Last updated by Brett Dvoretz

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