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How Much Caffeine Is In Black Insomnia Coffee? 2024 Breakdown

Black Insomnia Coffee

Caffeine (serving: 12 fl oz)
1105 mg
Caffeine (mg / fl oz)
Caffeine strength

Black Insomnia Coffee is billed as being the world’s strongest coffee. They use beans that are grown especially for high caffeine content and “without any frills, nootropics or additives” and they do so, as the name suggests, to keep drinkers awake. It comes as whole beans or ground coffee and can be used in virtually any type of coffee machine or coffee maker. There are also coffee machine pods available, each of which contains the recommended 5g of ground coffee.

The company’s commitment to highly caffeinated coffee has led to a Black Insomnia Coffee caffeine content equivalent to more than 1,100 mg of caffeine in a 12oz serving.

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How Much Caffeine Is In Black Insomnia Coffee?

The actual amount of caffeine in a cup of Black Insomnia will vary. It depends on the volume of beans or ground coffee used, the brewing method, and, of course, the size of the cup serving. Assuming that you use 5g of ground coffee to create the drink, make a 12oz serving, and using a home coffee machine, you will end up with 92mg of caffeine per oz, or 1,105mg per 12oz serving.

Black Insomnia Coffee is not suitable for people with caffeine tolerance and should only be drunk by those with a high tolerance level. The recommended safe amount of caffeine for a healthy adult is 400mg of caffeine per day, which means that a cup of Black Insomnia contains nearly three times the amount you are recommended to drink daily.

The company says that to achieve such high levels of caffeine, they start by carefully selecting the right beans: a combination of Arabica and Robusta beans. They do not add any nootropics, additives, or other ingredients. The beans are then roasted using a traditional barrel roaster, which helps preserve flavor while maintaining caffeine content.

The high levels of caffeine in the coffee means that they hit quickly, and they hit hard. When first trying the brand, coffee drinkers are advised to try a small amount and use less coffee, before increasing their amount, because there is a big difference between this and even the strongest coffee shop coffees.

Black Insomnia Caffeine Content

Black Insomnia Coffee has been officially lab tested and has been ranked the strongest coffee in the world. Assuming a black 12oz cup of coffee, comparing it to other coffees, you can clearly see how much more powerful it is.

Black Insomnia Coffee (12oz): 1,105mg
Home Brewed Coffee (12oz): 140mg
Instant Coffee (12oz): 90mg
Decaffeinated Coffee (12oz): 3mg
Cold Brew Coffee (12oz): 180mg

We haven’t found any coffee chains that sell Black Insomnia, but comparing it to some of the strongest chain coffee drinks, it is still much stronger.

Black Insomnia Coffee (12oz): 1,105mg
Dunkin Donuts Americano (14oz): 249mg
Seattle’s Best Brewed Coffee (12oz): 260mg
Starbucks Pike Place (12oz): 235mg

The Beans

Black Insomnia contains a combination of Robusta and Arabica beans. Robusta are known for being high in caffeine but also having a strong, harsh, bitter flavor. Arabica beans are smooth and sweet and have some flavors of chocolate. They can even be quite sweet. Despite Black Insomnia’s insane caffeine level, it is said to have a smooth flavor, rather than a harsh one.

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Black Insomnia Coffee is targeted at those that love their coffee strong and want a hit of caffeine that will keep them awake and buzzing for several hours. It should be noted that a 12oz serving of this coffee contains over 1,100mg of caffeine, which is two and a half times the daily recommended safe maximum of caffeine for a healthy adult. As with any coffee, pregnant women, children, and those with a caffeine sensitivity should steer well clear.

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Kate MacDonnell

Kate is a lifelong coffee enthusiast and homebrewer who enjoys writing for coffee websites and sampling every kind of coffee known to man. She’s tried unusual coffees from all over the world and owns an unhealthy amount of coffee gear.

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