This Coffee Is 80 Times Stronger Than Starbucks, Possibly Lethal

Who's ready for an 18-hour caffeine buzz?

By Kirk Miller

 
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06 September 2016

Australia has a reputation for being super deadly.

Spiders, snakes, jellyfish ... all things that can kill you Down Under.

And now you can add to that list your morning cuppa: a café in southern Australia just introduced coffee so strong it comes with a health warning.

Located at Christies Beach in Adelaide, Viscous Coffee’s new iced coffee “Asskicker” contains five grams of caffeine — or 80 times the amount of a single shot of coffee. Which is half a lethal dose.

According to Viscous owner Steve Benington, the Asskicker — originally developed for a late-shift nurse in ER — is meant to be consumed over 3-4 hours and provide 12-18 hours of awake time. The drink is made from four shots of espresso, four 48-hour brewed cold-drip ice cubes, 120 milliliters of 10-day brewed cold drip and four additional 48-hour brewed cold drip ice cubes.

“Some people love it and some are broken by it, but it’s all in the name of fun,” Benington told local paper The Advertiser.

Just don’t feed it to the dropbears.

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