Death Wish Coffee Company was kind enough to let me try two of their epic coffees -- the Death Wish coffee as well as their artisan roast: Valhalla Java Odin Force blend, which was crafted specifically for Zakk Wylde, a member of Black Label Society and the "world's most powerful guitarist."
For the Black Label Society or Zakk Wylde fans, here's Zakk Wylde's commercial for the Valhalla Blend (posted to Zakk Wylde's YouTube channel)
Without a doubt, the Death Wish Coffees are superior to any other coffee I've tried. Read on to find out what I felt makes stuff so rave-worthy.
To briefly summarize Death Wish Coffee for those who "skim," Death Wish Coffee contains twice as much caffeine as your average cup, and their coffee is organic, fair-trade certified, premium dark roast
As per the label on the Valhalla Java, "With maximum flavor and caffeine content, this blend will bring you back from the nights you thought you'd never wake up from. Do you bleed black?"
Valhalla Java is "forged from the volcanic soils of Indonesia and the nutrient rich soils of Central and South America."
|Had a difficult time getting a clear shot of the shiny label without it being distorted from reflection, so here's a somewhat clearer image.|
|Close-up of Death Wish Coffee Grounds|
|Another Death Wish Coffee ground photo|
|Last one, I promise... Except for the photos below, which will be of the Valhalla grounds.|
|Close-up of Valhalla Coffee Grounds. I notice the grounds of both Death Wish Coffee products appear richer/darker in color than the typical Folger's brand.|
|Another Valhalla Java Coffee Grounds Close-Up|
Death Wish Coffee has a genuine pungent aroma straight out of the bag, attesting to the buzzy strength that's soon to hit you.
Both Death Wish and the Valhalla Java have a fresh aroma and taste. They're velvety smooth (one of the most important aspects in a coffee, as far as personal preference goes), dark and roasted perfectly without the burnt bitterness that many dark roast coffees have. The Valhalla has a touch of frothiness.
Death Wish Coffee is said to be the world's strongest.
It shocks the life out of me that people love and even prefer McDonald's coffee over any other brand.
- USDA Certified Organic
- Expertly Roasted. Death Wish Coffee Co. even made a video showing just how expertly their roasting process is. It's pretty neat if you want to see it in-the-making, check out the video below:
Fair trade certification basically ensures responsible farming in an ecological sense and that that the growers are ethically treated with acceptable working conditions, including no child-labor.
I'm ashamed to say this, but I wasn't aware that coffee is basically like drug cartels. Small coffee farmers often have their profit stripped away by their governments.
Needless to say, Death Wish Coffee never fails to bring me up and make the start of my day a tasty and pleasurable experience. Plus, the infallible energetic buzz was enough to transform me into a devoted Death Wish Coffee drinker.
From here on, the "good stuff" I keep in the freezer will consist only of Death Wish.