Cost: $9.99 for 13 ounces
Cost Per Ounce:Doesn't Apply
Kick Rating:Way Above Average
Final Judgment Rating:Great Kick - Average Taste
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Shock - "Hyper-Caffeinated Coffee" Review
Well I took interest in Shock coffee the moment I heard about it. I mean, who wouldn't want to try a Hyper Caffeinated Coffee? (Decaf Lovers can leave now) Shock Coffee has several products, actual coffee (ground and whole beans), several Ready to Drink coffee flavored drinks (which I will review later) as well as the "world's first hyper caffeinated cappuccino". I was excited to review all the products, but in all honesty I really don't know much about coffee. To me coffee is coffee. I don't know much about the taste, brewing process, bean quality or really anything else. So this review is going to be a little different than what you normally see on the Energy Drink Ratings Site. I am going to have an esteemed colleague, Larry Stopa, who is way more experienced in the realm of coffee review Shock Coffee for me. Here is what Larry had to say about Shock Coffee word for word:
If you need four cups of coffee to wake up, but only have time for two, or if a pot of coffee doesn't get you through the night like it used to, then Shock is for you. This stuff delivers full Crank. No doubt about it.
However Shock's tuning to the "most potent, butt-kicking blend of coffee beans ever assembled" leaves off good taste. Shock has more taste than Folger's or Hills Bros. But it lacks the flavor or character of decent mass market coffees such as Eight O' Clock.
But how much does taste matter to you? If you load it with Creamora and some flavoring like Mint Julep, then it tastes like those expensive latte's found on every downtown street corner. After two cups of Shock, your mind will be going too fast to worry about mundane issues like taste.
Shock claims "Over 50% more caffeine than other gourmet coffees." I do not have the means to scientifically qualify that. I do feel Shock kick in like no other offee.
This is rocket fuel for when you need it.
Larry Stopa does search engine optimization full time. So he understands the strategic importance of full throttle caffeinated beverages.