We’re not afraid of a challenge here at Glasgow Live – even when it comes down to a cup of coffee.
News that the UK’s strongest brew was launching from Clydebank had to be investigated – and you may have caught us on Facebook Live tentatively trying a fresh cup of Sons of Amazon.
Created by two Glasgow-based foodies – Eric Witham, with a background in whisky brands and Marco Giambastani, the man behind Italian Aroma Coffee – the ethical cuppa’s main selling point is that it has 200% more caffeine than your average jar coffee.
There’s even a warning label on the website, not to mention the biker-heavy marketing on the bag. Gulp. Tiny, tiny gulp.
Co-owner Eric Witham told Glasgow Live: “We’re trying to educate people that it’s an acquired taste, like a 25 year old single malt, and it should be appreciated like it.”
To give you just an idea of the potency of the stuff, a cup of Sons of Amazon packs around 440mg of caffeine – compare that to a can of Coca Cola, with just 22.4mg, or even Red Bull, at 75.7mg, and you’ll realise how strong we’re talking.
Of course, coffee fans will still be tempted to try it – and we have to say, it’s a pretty smooth, tasty cup of coffee.