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Not Exactly Blue Meth
on October 26, 2013
I like this coffee. I don't want to rain on anyone's parade. It tastes good, the bag is quite obviously cool, and it would make a great gift to a caffeine monster for the gag potential alone (that's why it was given to me).
Here's the catch: like powdered rhino horn, term life insurance, or Carmelo Anthony I don't know if it delivers on it's promise. When I first started drinking this (through both brew and french press), I was actually cutting it with decaf because I was worried about tweaking like Tuco from "Breaking Bad." With no preliminary adverse side effects, I eventually started hitting the powder raw without cutting it - and still my hands were steady.
I drink roughly 2.5 cups per day, not sure if that makes me a heavy user, but Death Wish didn't turn me into Jason Statham in "Crank." I don't know if Death Wish really is double the strength as regular coffee, or if I'm just immune to caffeine, but I cannot say that this coffee affected me differently than any other coffee. If that's why you're buying Death Wish, you have been warned - after all, 19.99 is steep for 16 ounce bag of coffee. My heart stayed at sub hummingbird levels, I was able to operate heavy machinery, and I didn't stay up till 4 in the morning. In conclusion, I lived with a Death Wish, and I survived.