By Jimmy Dinsmore, The Perk Life
Let’s be honest, caffeine is one of the main reasons we drink coffee. I can devote an entire blog post about the near uselessness of decaf.
Mornings are enhanced by the rich, creamy, aromatic flavor of coffee, but that’s not what jolts us awake and makes daily chores achievable. It’s the caffeine. So, I spent some time recently exploring the vast offering of double caffeinated coffee offerings.
First, Realtree Coffee Max is a double caffeinated bold blend. Most are familiar with the Realtree outdoor brand, and this KCup houses a camouflaged exterior with the Realtree antler logo. The flavor is full and fantastic and worthy of a thermos while up in a tree stand, pre-dawn. The jolt of caffeine, combined with the dark, full flavor warms and awakens your inner hunter. Comparably, Realtree is smoother than Death Wish, and tastes better black. As someone who prefers creamer in coffee, Realtree’s flavor blends well with some milk or flavored cream with the taste enhanced rather than being overpowered.
Next up is Ignitor Coffee. This is also a double caffeinated offering from Trilliant Foods. As a KCup, Ignitor offers a captured, bold coffee. According to their website, they achieve the rich, extra caffeinated flavor by using only green coffee beans. It’s true that green coffee beans are chock full of flavor. However, in this capacity they are higher in acid. While this is good for the flavor and boldness, it can also affect those with more sensitive stomachs. So, while I enjoyed the kick in the pants and the big, delicious flavor of Ignitor, it won’t be for everyone.
Last up is Da Bomb, by Java Factory Roasters. Unlike Realtree and Ignitor, Java Factory’s primary focus is on coffee. They offer a variety of blends, included an entire line of flavored and seasonal blends as both beans andKCups. Da Bomb has a bold, hip name. And certainly the flavor that hits the coffee cup is just as bold. This is a great first cup of coffee. It’s similar to Death Wish in that you notice the extra jolt. While caffeine has no flavor, you can just taste the boldness of Da Bomb. Blended with cream or milk, or even flavored creamer, it was a great start for the morning. Enjoy a cup for your morning commute and the extra flavor and extra caffeine will make it that much more bearable.
NOTE: All coffee reviewed and written about here was purchased by me, as part of my coffee addiction. All reviews and opinions are my own and like most things in the world, are subjective.