Death Wish Coffee Co. and Black Insomnia have been battling back and forth for the title of World’s Strongest Coffee for as long as we’ve been familiar with both brands. The World’s Strongest Nitro Cold Brew title is one that absolutely goes to Death Wish Nitro Brew, however, if for no reason other than the fact that Black Insomnia isn’t making one yet. Sold in 4 packs of 11 ounce cans, Death Wish Nitro Brew combines their signature coffee with a nitrogen infusion to create a rich, creamy coffee with a fair bit of head. The black coffee is made without preservatives and drinks almost like a stout beer except, you know, it’s highly caffeinated coffee designed to kick your ass with a single can. Keep the cans refrigerated and you can have a delicious cup of cold brew whenever you want without having to worry about cleaning a cold brew coffee maker. Just don’t go crazy with the stuff unless you have a cardiologist on speed dial, because it’s dangerously strong.
With the current options available for booze and whiskey combinations it’s almost surprising Jim Beam Whiskey Coffee took this long to come into being. Whiskey barrel coffee is a thing. Jim Beam Pancake Syrup is a thing. Jack Daniel’s Coffee is a thing. Jim Beam even makes a Chicago Cubs Whiskey. Why did it take Jim Beam so long to make a whiskey coffee when we put whiskey in a Keurig to make Irish Coffee on demand? Because they were looking for perfect partner, and they found it in White Coffee. Using the number one selling bourbon in the world, White Coffee uses the taste of “America’s Native Spirit” to infuse 100% Arabica coffee with iconic Beam tastes ranging from Original and Bourbon Vanilla to Signature Dark Roast, Cinnamon Stick and Spiced Honey. Whether you want your Jim Beam Whiskey Coffee in ground bags or individually packaged in K-Cups, there’s a flavor that will improve your coffee drinking experience.
Bushwick Kitchen is all about simplicity, beautiful ingredients and the handmade process that infuses each of their products with love. The Bushwick Kitchen Trees Knees Coffee Maple Syrup is the perfect example of all those ideals. Produced with a combination of Stumptown Coffee Roasters Hair Bender Blend and rich maple syrup from the Catskill Mountains, each bottle of Trees Knees Coffee Maple is made in Brooklyn, NY, and has a multi-faceted flavor profile with tastes of dark chocolate, cherry, toffee and fudge. Whether you’re using Trees Knees as a part of a cocktail, over a bowl of ice cream or on top of a stack of pancakes, this syrup is gluten-free, Paleo-friendly and vegan so that everyone can enjoy it regardless of dietary restrictions. If you thought your morning or evening ritual was complete without a little more coffee or maple syrup, you were wrong. Trees Knees Coffee Maple will fix that problem in an instant.
If you haven’t already tried the easy-drinking, powerful and delicious coffee from Fire Dept Coffee, now is the perfect time. Fire Dept Coffee is now infusing their coffee with booze. The Spirit Infused Coffee line consists of three separate options that pair Fire Dept’s caffeinated morning water with an infusion of bourbon, rum, or tequila to create a beverage with a different flavor kick. Rather than using a barrel aging process that can leave the coffee tasting a little too woody or harsh, Fire Dept is using a proprietary infusion process that gives you hints of the spirit’s flavor without an overtly harsh barrel taste. Tequila has hints of lime with a crisp and sweet finish. Rum is said to taste like the tropical shores of a beach vacation. The bourbon infusion packs the rich and smooth flavor of our favorite dark beverage with our essential morning drink. Each infusion in the line comes in a 16oz bag filled with either whole or ground beans.
It’s not a very well kept secret that the best coffee from Starbucks comes from their roastery in Seattle. Their Seattle exclusive offerings are expanding into Willy Wonka territory because Starbucks now has whiskey barrel aged coffee. Each batch of the Starbucks Reserve Whiskey Barrel Aged Sulawesi beans are frequently hand-rotated over the course of a few weeks while they’re living in Woodinville Whiskey barrels that were freshly emptied. This process insures that all of the beans get infused with whiskey flavor because of their contact with the barrel, but it’s worth noting that the roasting process itself cooks off all the alcohol. The barrel aged beans will be available by themselves or in one of two specialty drinks: a vanilla sweetened cold brew and a “con creme” drink with cascara sugar. Unfortunately, all your Starbucks Reserve Whiskey Barrel Aged Sulawesi drinking dreams are crushed unless you live in Seattle or know someone there who can ship you some.
Coffee pods haven’t exactly been the greatest thing for the environment. It would seem everyone prioritizes their morning buzz over environmentally sustainable products. Everyone except Nils Leonard. Leonard, previously chief creative officer of renowned advertising firm Grey London, recently launched Halo, the first completely compostable coffee pod company. Along with Richard Hardwick, a judge for the U.K. Barista Championship, and Andrew Richardson, former Nespresso director, Leonard wants to make Halo an example to prove you can have an environmentally sustainable company without sacrificing product quality. To illustrate the environmental impact of coffee pods, Halo built a digital landfill and produced a short video showcasing the 13,500 coffee pods dumped in landfills every minute. But their main marketing strategy isn’t about guilt. It’s also about the coffee. Halo is currently the only coffee pod company to offer the Kopi Luwak Diamond bean, the rarest coffee on the planet. Clearly, Halo won’t be asking customers to give up a good cup of morning coffee. If anything, they’ll make it better.
Boco, the same company that built the Klip Tea Brewer, has released a new all-in-one pour over coffee system called BRuX that will let you drink coffee on the go the same way you enjoy it at home. Based on the simple concept that flavor and convenience shouldn’t be mutually exclusive, BRuX uses a three-part system designed to let you drink delicious pour over coffee even when you’re not at home. A stainless steel, vacuum insulated base contains a retractable brew cone and a top that will keep your coffee hot for hours. When you’re done brewing, just throw out the used coffee filter and enjoy your coffee. You can finally enjoy a cup of the good stuff while you’re off the grid.
If you’re looking for a perfect cup of Joe, look no further than the firefighter owned, operated, roasted and delivered Fire Dept. Coffee. The easy drinking coffee is sourced from socially and environmentally friendly farms before being freshly roasted to order. Fire Dept. Coffee packs enough punch for people working doubles, overnights or extended shifts while still being smooth and delicious, which is probably why it’s the coffee of choice for many fire departments. If delicious coffee and supporting a small business haven’t sold you yet, portions of every sip go back to Firefighter or Veteran Assistance Programs.