If you’re reading this right now, then you probably have the same thoughts that I do: Coffee is amazing. Whether it’s pre-ground coffee or the coffee bean, it’s a perfect beverage for waking up and tackling any project.
I’m extremely interested in different types of coffees out there and the different elements they have to offer. In this article I plan to talk about 5 unique brands of coffee, each one different in its own way. Some of these you might have heard of, some will be less mainstream. Nonetheless, it’s all about coffee, so lets begin!
1. Bulletproof Coffee
Bulletproof Coffee was made by Dave Asprey, CEO Bulletproof Executive and author of The Bulletproof Diet. The site focuses on ways to improve your body and mind, ranging from topics like boosting IQ to living longer. His most famous product, by a long shot, is Bulletproof Coffee. Bulletproof Coffee contains 3 things when properly made:
3. Grass-Fed, Unsalted Butter
The first two products come in a package, the butter you’ll have to buy at a store. After combing all these in a blender, you’re supposed to drink it as you would a normal cup of coffee. The benefits of Bulletproof Coffee are no toxins, improved memory, increased concentration, immune support, and no crash. The idea is it’s a very healthy coffee that has no negative side effects – only positive gains from the Brain Octane and other ingredients.
Here is Dave Asprey himself demonstrating how to make Bulletproof Coffee:
2. LipiX InstantEdge MCT Coffee
One of the main benefits of the Bulletproof Coffee listed above is the Brain Octane, which contains MCT. MCT stands for Medium Chain Triglyerides, and it’s been shown to increase metabolism, brain function, cholesterol, body composition, and more. Therefore, rather than have it be a huge process to make the coffee in a blender with multiple ingredients, LipiX combined MCT’s with coffee into one container.
You can get LipiX’s MCT coffee in 3 different flavors: Regular, Vanilla and Chocolate. Their coffee is convenient because you can take it anywhere as oppose to Bulletproof Coffee which is more of a hassle to set up and prepare, especially if you’re traveling around. On the upper right I have their regular flavor if you want to check it out!
3. Death Wish Coffee
Oh man, I love Death Wish. Death Wish Coffee was the first unconventional brand that I ever tried, compared to Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, Peets, etc. I absolutely love Death Wish, and it’s the only coffee I’ve ever tried that lives up to it’s caffeinated claims.
As the name suggests, Death Wish states that they are the highest caffeinated coffee on the market…period. And to be honest, I would have to agree with this. I don’t think that it’s insanely caffeinated, to the point where one sip is going to make you wired for hours, but I will say that I haven’t had a coffee close to Death Wish. The coffee itself tastes really good too, with a strong, bold flavor.
The only word of advice they give is to drink it in moderation, as if you’re sensitive to caffeine it can be too intense. Drink wisely!
4. Reishi Coffee
Continuing along with unique types of coffee, Reishi Coffee combines Arabica beans with Reishi Mushrooms. Reishi Mushrooms are extremely good for you, and have a huge list of benefits, the main one being that they boost the immune system. Because of the Reishi-coffee bean combination, Beta-Glucans are infused into the coffee beans, and Beta-Glucans boost the immune system by stimulating T-cells.
The main benefit of Reishi Coffee, as a whole, is that you’re killing two birds with one stone: Getting your coffee (and caffeine) fix for the day and receiving a healthy dose of Reishi Mushrooms. A perfect way to start your morning!
5. Folgers Breakfast Blend
Last but not least…Folgers? Really? There is a very particular reason I specifically chose Folgers Breakfast Blend as the last coffee, and here’s why. As stated on my site Buck Living, there are two kinds of coffee beans: Arabica and Robusta. Arabica tastes better, but has less caffeine, and Robusta is the opposite – tastes worse but has more caffeine. In addition, Arabica beans cost more than Robusta. As a result, 90% of coffees on the market today use Arabica beans because they taste better, but that actually means you’re getting less caffeine (and paying more).
And, which most people don’t know, the lighter the bean, the more caffeine it has. The darker the bean, the less caffeine it has. Common sense tells us this is the other way around, but depending on how it’s measured, light roasted coffee will have more caffeine. Therefore, one of the strongest combinations you can have is cheap coffee (Robusta beans) that’s lightly roasted, hence Folgers Breakfast Blend.
The benefit of Folgers Breakfast Blend is that it contains a ton of caffeine for a really cheap price. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not going to be as strong as Death Wish, but it’s one of the best deals you can get on coffee if you’re ultimate goal is just to get that caffeine intake. Be warned, however, that coffee connoisseurs would never drink Folgers, so the taste isn’t as good as other brands on the market.
Bonus: Caffeine Pills
If you’re just looking for a caffeine boost, it’s not a bad idea to take caffeine pills. Just make sure to watch how many you take, because one of these small pills is equal to 200mg of caffeine, which is (roughly) a little more than a large cup of coffee. I take caffeine pills from time to time because they’re extremely portable and takes two seconds to ingest.