An Adelaide, Australia coffee shop is selling a cup of ‘super coffee’ that contains 80 times the normal amount of caffeine found in a regular cup of coffee. The ‘Ass Kicker’ comes with a health warning for people with heart problems and blood pressure issues.
A cup of espresso has 60 milligrams of caffeine while a regular cup of coffee has 150 milligrams. The Ass Kicker has 5 grams of caffeine.
Vicious Coffee Cafe owner Steve Benton tells Adelaide Now that he came up with the drink after a nurse asked him for something to keep her awake during her night shift. “She consumed her drink over two days and it kept her up for almost three days — I toned it down a little after that and the Asskicker was born. A lot of young people started coming in to drink it as a challenge. I talk to them first, make sure they understand what they are doing, and people often think I’m trying to talk them out of it. It’s pure coffee, it’s good quality, and that’s the only problem, it tastes so good that it’s hard to make it last as long as it should.”
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