This Aussie Coffee Has 80 Times More Caffeine Than An Espresso

This Aussie Coffee Has 80 Times More Caffeine Than An Espresso
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Sometimes, a regular cup of Joe doesn’t cut the biscuit. That’s the reasoning behind a new Australian coffee that purportedly contains 80 times more caffeine than a shot of espresso. (Naturally, it comes with a string of health warnings.)

First spotted by The Bro Bible, this alarming new beverage is the brainchild of the appropriately named Viscous Coffee cafe in Adelaide. Dubbed “Arse Kicker iced coffee”, the chemical brew has 80 times more caffeine than a shot of espresso and 50 times more than a cup of regular coffee.

A single serve contains four espresso shots, eight 48-hour brewed cold drip ice cubes and 120ml of 10-day brewed cold drip. Each cold drip ice cube contains over two shots of espresso. This works out to over 20 shots of espresso in the ice cubes alone.

To put the above into perspective, a regular coffee contains approximately 95mg of caffeine per shot, whereas the Arse Kicker iced coffee packs in a ridiculous five grams of caffeine per serve. Apparently, this is half the “lethal dose” for humans. Yikes.

You’re obviously not supposed to scull this toxic varnish remover in a single sitting. Instead, it’s intended to be consumed over 12-18 hours of “up time”. Needless to say, patrons are advised that they order the Arse Kicker at their own risk. A warning on the menu reads:

“Seriously, if you suffer from high or low blood pressure and/heart conditions, we suggest one of their other amazing styles!”

We’ve been known to order a double shot of coffee on Monday mornings, but this seems insane to us. Would you consider imbibing this monster? Has anyone dared to try it? How did it make you feel? Let us know in the comments!

[Via Business Insider]


  • 50% of people will die if they get 150mg of caffeine per KG of body weight.

    This means if you go and test ten 90KG people five are guaranteed to cark it with 13.5 grams of caffeine. One or even two of the ten will die with far less. It’s highly probably if not a certainty that one cup of this stuff will make some unlucky person pine for the fjords.

  • If it was a product I could by off the shelf from my local super market I’d be interest. But it’s just some gimmick at an Adelaide Cafe – Who cares probably taste like burnt crap anyway.
    And its Adelaide…. they probably stab themselves in the eye with sharp pencils just to get through the day… it’s Adelaide… enough said.

  • Yeah I’ve been there but no, I haven’t tried any “Ass Kicker” coffee. If I want that much caffeine I can set my Isomac going and OD at home. The place has a real Soup Nazi vibe about it; it’s not that it’s bad coffee, it’s just not worth going thru all the bs to get it; plus it’s situated smack bang in the middle of what Adelaidians sometimes call “the Dirty South” (think Frankston but with nice beaches). Sorry, but cold drip is a serious [email protected]

  • For all the people who say this is a gimmick, it isn’t and the owner actually hates that it got this popular.

    It was intended for people working double/triple and graveyard shifts like nurses who need to stay awake for 12 to 18 hours. In fact it was frakking tailored to these people with it initially being made for a nurse with this exact purpose in mind.

    I’ve had the grade below the arse kicker and like all his cold drip it’s pretty tasty.

    Yes there are idiots who’ll take it as a challenge, but these idiots are not the target market. Don’t blame them for the idiots who ruin it.

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