There are some mornings when a simple cup of coffee just isn’t enough.
In those situations, you might add an espresso shot or two to put some pep in your step. However, just a couple hours later you find yourself back in that Starbucks line waiting for your next fix.
You might want to consider moving Down Under.
Viscous Coffee in Adelaide, Australia has developed a drink they’re calling the “Ass Kicker.” And it’s a doozy.
Containing four espresso shots, two different strengths of cold drip coffee, and milk, it reportedly contains 80 times the amount of caffeine as a standard shot of the good stuff.
A normal espresso usually has about 63 milligrams of caffeine – the Ass Kicker has 5000. To put that in perspective, Health Canada says that for the average adult, consuming up to 400 mg/day of caffeine is not associated with any negative health effects.
So clearly this isn’t the kind of drink you chug down before rushing into your morning meeting. It’s suggested that customers sip the drink slowly over the course of three to four hours, and it even comes with a health warning for people with high blood pressure or heart conditions.
“I have a quite detailed talk with people before they actually purchase one. If I can talk someone out of it, they’re not ready for the drink,” Viscous Coffee owner Steve Benington told CNN.
So is it worth it?
The drink will set you back about $16 for a 16-ounce cup.
That’s a Grande-sized drink for all you Starbucks lovers out there. However, if you’re a caffeine addict who likes to live on the edge, the novelty factor might just be worth the high price tag.