Your Daily Caffeine Dose

caffeine and coffeeWhether yours is a quick pick-me-up mid-afternoon or a much needed injection of focus during a late night work session, caffeine can be pretty vital when it comes to staying on track, getting things done and maintaining that focus. However, with an increasing amount of focus and awareness of the inherently unhealthy nature of energy drinks, coffee is back in vogue as the steady, healthy and traditional source for your caffeine.

Coffee is not just a great source of caffeine either. With a litany of healthy effects including memory benefits, helping you burn fat and providing a rare source of antioxidants in the western diet, coffee makes a great addition to your diet, providing you’re not drinking a ridiculous amount regularly! Let’s not forget that it’s also delicious, and completely (if you’re happy with it black) calorie free, coffee is the way forward when it comes to energy boosting drinks.

But isn’t a coffee just a coffee? No! There’s some pretty wildly different levels of caffeine coffees out there, not to mention all the different kind of drinks you can get from commercial coffee machines. If you’re the kind of person who values potency beyond taste, it’s probably a safe bet that you want to know the most powerful coffee you can get. Here’s some of the great options for the most potent coffee blends out there today.

Costa Coffee Cappuccino

Costa’s cappuccino is the strongest out there on the high street today, and if you’re looking to defeat some sluggishness, or get some hyperactivity going, it’s a reasonable way to go. While maybe not quite as potent as some of the really powerful coffee brands, this is something you can get while you’re out and about, and is sure to get you woken up and focused. While maybe not the cheapest option out there, if you’re prioritising caffeine content, it’s the way to go when getting a cup of Joe from decent coffee machines on the go.

Death Wish Coffee

Here’s one of the real bad boys of coffee. Sold as the strongest coffee in the world, Death Wish Coffee boasts coffee beans containing 200% the caffeine content of standard coffee beans. If that doesn’t sound exciting and powerful, then I don’t know what does. While pretty expensive online, Death Wish Coffee is perfect if you’re looking to defeat a potent hangover, or just have a lot of work to do, this is ideal – you can bring even more life to it if your company has a decent office coffee machine (e.g.

Mushroom Coffee?!

Writer, blogger and life hacker, Tim Ferris has touted mushroom coffee as being a potent alternative to standard coffees. Labelled a superfood, mushroom coffee cites having all the usual coffee benefits, but is healthier and far more potent when it comes to that caffeine boost. While it may sound slightly gross, users described it as tasting mellow, and like a cross between tea and coffee. It’s worth checking out if you’re wondering which coffee option works best for you.

Top Tip!

Boost the potency and effect of your caffeine buzz by throwing in some calories. Add a teaspoon of unsalted butter and coconut oil, and give it a quick whizz. There you go, bulletproof coffee. This is not only more effective when it comes to energy than standard coffee, but also great before a workout. Sometimes when you get a coffee down you, the caffeine can be a bit of a shock to the system, the caffeine delivery with bulletproof coffee is simultaneously smoother, and more powerful, which can be super handy when you’re looking to get things done.