Raise your hand if you need a cup of coffee to even think about starting your day. Now raise yours if you need, like, more than three to get past 4 p.m. (Same.) Welp, we have good news. The folks at Australia shop Viscous Coffee have invented a new hyper-concentrated coffee that promises to keep you awake for up to 18 hours.
Appropriately named “the Asskicker,” the concoction takes ten days to brew, contains four shots of espresso and is poured over cold brew ice cubes that were steeped for 48 hours. A large costs $16 AUD (or about 12 U.S. dollars).
Our first thought: “Hell yeah! We could crank out 20 direct reports, run a weekend’s worth of errands and still have time to go for a jog around the neighborhood.” Our second thought: “Wait, will this give me a heart attack?”
Let’s break it down: A normal cup of coffee contains about 100 mg of caffeine, while a shot of espresso has about 60 mg. The Asskicker boasts a whopping 5 grams (more than 80 times more caffeine than an espresso shot). Viscous Coffee highly recommends that you sip it over the course of three to four hours…although studies have shown that consuming more than 5 grams of caffeine at once can be fatal.
For now, the concoction is only available Down Under. Your move, Starbucks.