The Drink: Wake The Fuck Up: Extra Strong Coffee
Type: Ground Blend
Overall Rating: 3.25 Out Of 5 Coffee Mugs
When I first spotted this coffee, I couldn’t wait to give it a taste test and review it. However, I couldn’t decide how I was going to write the title of the post and still be a little bit politically correct. Do I go with “Wake The Eff Up” or “Wake The F$#@ Up” or something else. You can see what won and please don’t read any further if you’re offended by four letter words. Tomorrow, we return to our work and family friendly vocab.
I don’t know if my sixth grade teacher Mrs. Riley would approve, but I have to love a coffee with a name like Wake The Fuck Up!!! Extra Strong Coffee.
Based on their description, this is the coffee that I wish I had it when I was staying up to three A.M. in college to cram for a test or the coffee that would’ve been perfect for when I stayed up to three A.M. enjoying a few spirits at the local drinking establishment and had an 8 A.M. class the next morning.
Need to be alert? Got some studying to do? Working late? Can’t afford to fall asleep at the wheel? Here’s your remedy. This coffee makes a seriously strong f*cking cup of joe. It’ll put a stride in your step and some lead in your pencil. Not to mention, that you’ll probably reorganize the garage and finally get to the lawn. Wake The F**k Up and live! Your new motto can be sleep is for the dead. You won’t perspire, you’ll percolate. This is clearly a better option to the caffeine IV drip.
I don’t know if I’m ready to give up my dream of having a caffeine IV drip, but this coffee was a lot better than the gimmicky name suggested.
The aroma was the first sign that this coffee was more than just a source of caffeine. It has an enticing wine like aroma, with hints of freshly picked grapes and a cigar or burnt wood aroma.
The taste grabbed hold of my tongue and woke me right up. It was a strong taste just as promised. Even with normal proportions of coffee grounds to water (two tablespoons to one cup of water – not two cups of grounds to one cup of water as my typos would imply), it was the kind of taste that stood out and got my attention. It was a strong nutty flavor, that was followed up by a dark red wine flavor that came out as the coffee cooled down.
The after taste was a dusty, dark roast flavor that reminded me of bitter old men sitting at a roadside dinner demanding more coffee.
It’s not very acidic, or in other words, not really full of flavor but it was drinkable.
Wake The Fuck Up started off smooth, but did turn slightly bitter towards the end of the sip.
It could definitely be classified as heavy, so heavy that my tongue felt like it might collapse under the pressure.
In case you were curious, Wake The Fuck Up is a secret blend of Costa Rican & Brazilian coffees Artisan roasted and ground in New Orleans. Espresso beans are ground into the mix.
I’m not exactly a fan of secret blends and I’m not exactly sure what an espresso bean is, but the name makes me overlook those flaws…this time.
This coffee probably earns a few extra points for the name, but overall it was a drinkable coffee, earning an above average 3.25 on the Daily Shot Of Coffee scale.
Wake The Fuck Up was a drinkable coffee, especially if you like your coffee strong, but not overly dark.
So what do you think of the name? Would you try a coffee with a name like that? Have you tried this coffee?