Death Wish Coffee Review

Have you ever felt your coffee is not strong enough?

The standard practice for making strong coffee is to change the water-to-grounds ratio. But that only works to a certain extent because adding too much coffee results in a cup of bitter java. 

This is why you will love Death Wish Coffee. You’ll get a cup of strong coffee not only with an immense amount of caffeine but also excellent flavors. Death Wish Coffee gets its coffee right with two essential processes, which I’ll talk about later. Now, let’s start with our Death Wish Coffee review.

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Our overall rating of the Death Wish Coffee Powder: 4.3 Stars

How’s how Death Wish Coffee fare in The Value Triangle review criteria consisting of the caffeine content, coffee flavor, and price. 

  • Caffeine – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Flavor – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Price – ⭐⭐⭐

Death Wish Coffee Powder Review

Death Wish Coffee was established in 2012 and immediately became a household name with their coffee being marketed as the world’s strongest coffee.

While they did not specify the amount of caffeine in their coffee, the company did mention that Death Wish Coffee contains double the caffeine compared to that of an average cup of coffee. They are right because you definitely can feel a rise in alertness and energy with just one cup of Death Wish Coffee.

How did Death Wish Coffee create such strong coffee?

First, they source for the right beans. The tricky thing about coffee is that their flavor varies from each harvest due to changes in the climate. Death Wish coffee maintains the flavor of their coffee by studying coffee from different regions to find the strongest and most suitable coffee.  

Second, Death Wish Coffee uses its own roasting process to create its unique blend of flavor and caffeine in their coffee. The secret lies in varying the time and temperature during the roasting, which took them one year to get it right. 

That explains the surprise you would get from the first sip. It doesn’t smack your taste buds with a robust flavor and feels you hanging from the bitterness. Instead, the coffee ends off with a smoothness that you wouldn’t expect from such strong coffee. It is good coffee.

I’ll talk more about the coffee flavor later. Now, let’s check out the features of Death Wish Coffee.

Key Features

  • Very strong coffee.
  • Fierce and smooth flavor is rare to find in strong coffee.
  • Gives you a caffeine kick in the morning.
  • Coffee is specially selected and roasted to perfection.
  • Strong flavor with nutty notes.
  • Boost your energy levels.
  • Organic and natural.
  • Strong coffee is not overly bitter or unpleasant.
  • One cup is enough to give you a caffeine boost.
  • Socially responsible for purchasing beans through Fair Trade. This helps coffee bean farmers financially.
  • Coffee is USDA certified organic.
  • Excellent packaging ensures coffee arrives fresh.
  • Try risk-free as you can refund your order if you don’t like the coffee.
  • Trial and error needed to make Death Wish Coffee suits your taste buds. 
  • Going over the recommended caffeine intake limit can cause side effects like anxiety, diarrhea, insomnia, high blood pressure, and heart palpitations.  

Coffee Flavor

Despite being heavy with caffeine, Death Wish Coffee is not bulky in taste. The coffee is hearty with a full coffee flavor. You will taste the bitterness of the coffee, but it is not overpowering or unpleasant. It is well balanced with nutty flavors. 

Let me explain more in terms of flavor notes, body, aroma, and acidity. 

Low Flavor Notes – The Death Wish Coffee comes with light notes of nutty flavors that hit you at the back of your mouth. It is deep, slightly smoky and warm. It has a slight chocolate aftertaste with a tint of fruity flavor right at the end.  

Strong Full Body Taste – Here is where the Death Wish Coffee shines. It comes with a rich, strong flavor that is yet magically smooth. It tastes different from what you would expect from coffee with such a high caffeine content, but in a good way. You will taste the heaviness of the body, but the follow up of the smoothness of the coffee rounds up the bitterness into a mouth full of satisfying flavors.

Nutty Strong Aroma – You’ll enjoy the strong coffee aroma that hits your nose early in the morning. That is to be expected from the world’s strongest coffee. In terms of the layers of aroma, it is in line with the taste of the coffee – nutty with a slight smokiness. You can get an even stronger flavor if you grind your own beans, which you can buy from Death Wish Coffee too.

Low Acidity – Death Wish Coffee has low acidity. Although it misses the vibrant and sharp flavor you would expect from coffee with high acidity, it is a Godsend for coffee lovers who have sensitive stomachs. Acids from the coffee can cause nausea and acid reflux, making you uncomfortable. If you have a weak stomach and are looking for good strong coffee that doesn’t make you sick, you will love Death Wish Coffee.

What Are The Alternatives?

Truth be told, Death Wish Coffee is not the world’s strongest coffee. Although they did not publish official figures, Consumer Report, states that Death Wish Coffee contains 59 milligrams of caffeine per fluid ounce, which is equivalent to 708 mg of caffeine per 12oz cup.

Here is a list of three alternatives that contain more caffeine than Death Wish Coffee.

Biohazard Ground Coffee

At position number three is Biohazard Ground Coffee with 928 mg of caffeine per 12oz cup. 

Flavor-wise, Biohazard has a strong rich flavor with nutty undertones. Also, expect a strong, robust earthy flavor to come along with it. It is not just a regular earthy flavor, but also tips towards the extreme earthly flavor you would expect from dark roasted beans. That said, it is not a bad thing as the earthy flavor picks up where the bitterness left off and gives the coffee a smooth flavor.

As for the caffeine, you’ll feel it more than the Death Wish Coffee. All it takes is a few sips for you to feel the caffeine rush throughout your body. Definitely a worthy mention next to the Death Wish Coffee.

Black Insomnia Ground Coffee

Number two on the list is Black Insomnia Ground coffee. It contains 1105 mg of caffeine per 12oz cup. 

While it contains more caffeine, it does taste mild compared to Death Wish Coffee. You don’t feel like you’re actually drinking a cup of strong java. It has little bitterness attached to it, but you can definitely feel the caffeine kicking in after a cup. One thing to note is that the smoothness and lack of intensity make you feel like you’re drinking normal coffee. So, don’t over consume!

“Black Label” Dark Roast Ground Coffee by Devil Mountain Coffee

The first position goes to Devil Mountain Coffee for its “Black Label” Dark Roast Ground Coffee. This coffee brings the caffeine game to a whole new level. It contains an unbelievable 1555 mg of caffeine per 12oz cup, twice than that of Death Wish Coffee. With that figure, Devil Mountain Coffee is the strongest coffee in the world. 

If Devil Wish Coffee is not strong enough for you, this will blow you away. One word of warning though, don’t drink this at night if you’re trying it for the first time. You won’t be sleeping after that. Like the other strong coffee on this list, it is smooth with some bitter tones and huge on the bold smoky flavor. You will love it.


Not only does a cup of Death Wish Coffee perk you up instantly, it also has one of the best coffee flavors among the strong coffees. Most importantly, it comes fresh because of the excellent packaging. 

The Death Wish Coffee powder have a superb score for a strong cup of java. If you find yourself needing a few cups of coffee every morning to perk yourself up, the Death Wish Coffee is the coffee blessing you have been asking for.  

Other Types of Death Wish Coffee

Death Wish Coffee is not only available in ground coffee. It is available in other varieties as well. Let’s take a look at some of them.

Death Wish Whole Bean Coffee 

If you prefer freshly ground coffee, then you’d love the Death Wish Whole Bean Coffee. Freshly ground Death Wish Coffee gives you more punch in terms of flavor.

Death Wish Instant Coffee

These single-serve packets are perfect for traveling for the much needed morning caffeine boost. 

Death Wish Coffee Single Serve Capsules for Keurig K-Cup Brewers

If you have wished for Death Wish Coffee to be available in single-serve coffee pods, then your wish is granted! Now you have the pure convenience of a strong cup of coffee with these Death Wish Coffee Single Serve Capsules.