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    33 Things For People Who Are Sick Of Paying For Bad Coffee

    You shouldn't have to hold your nose while you imbibe your caffeine.

    1. Death Wish Coffee (yep, that's the name!) that'll make you scarily alert in case you find yourself chugging the regular stuff to keep your heavy eyelids open and operating.

    person holding bag of coffee

    Your caffeine content will still depend on how you brew, but if you use these beautiful beans you'll get about 660 milligrams per 12 fluid-ounces.

    Promising review: "OK folks, words of warning....if you have heart conditions, ration out your coffee. I'm serious; heed my warning or you could end up cleaning your entire house, doing all your yard work, making love to your partner, waxing your car, building a garage, or single-handedly raising the Titanic; all in the first hour after drinking this wonderful coffee. You have been warned!" —ITsTheXFactor

    Get it from Amazon for $19.96 (also available in whole beans, K-cups, and canned cold brew).

    2. Or an equally morbid Bones Coffee variety pack in case you want to keep it interesting by switching out all kinds of flavors of coffee.

    bags of coffee

    Promising review: "Excellent coffee! My wife and I weren't really big coffee drinkers but wanted to try something new, so we ordered some flavors from here. Absolutely the best coffee we have ever had and we are hooked on it! Smooth and rich flavor without the bitter after taste. We just ordered a second sampler pack and can't wait to try those as well." —Ryan

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in whole beans or ground).

    3. An "ultra coffee" concentrate if you'd rather just add water (and milk, in case you take it that way) for a quick, delicious caffeinated that is waaaay effective.

    hand holding bottle of Jot
    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    This stuff is super new to the market and is 20x more concentrated than regular coffee. So if you always have to go for a second or third cup in the morning then you could use this stuff. I'm currently working my way through a bottle of this magic stuff and it's sooo tasty. It's made of *just* organic coffee and water. I drink my coffee black and can vouch that the FLAVOR of this is fantastic.

    Get a bottle from Jot for $24 (enough for one cup a coffee a day for two weeks; also available in other quantities and on a subscription model for a discount).

    4. A trio of Ghirardelli squeeze bottles so you can artfully swirl caramel in your own coffee without awkwardly asking a barista for more. Go WILD in the privacy of your own home!

    three bottles of syrup
    coffee drink made with the syrup

    It comes with chocolate, caramel, and white chocolate.

    Promising review: "Love these for making my own lattes and specialty drinks at home! Or just over ice cream." —kelli thompson

    Get them from Amazon for $17.82.

    5. A cold brew maker that'll work on tomorrow's caffeine fuel for 8–12 hours in the fridge as you reap the benefits of today's while you annihilate your to-do list.

    the cold brew maker beside a pint glass of cold brew

    Read up on why we love this in our full review of Takeya cold brew maker!

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    6. Or a HyperChiller, in case you're impatient but ADORE ice cold coffee. This is for you!

    the hyperchiller
    iced coffee beside the chiller

    Promising review: "It does exactly what it says. It has clear instructions of how to fill the compartments to what level to prevent spilling, you just keep it in the freezer and anytime you need any drink cooled quickly without dilution, this does the job.

    For those not fully familiar with how it works, what it's accomplishing is trying to surround your liquid with as much ice-behind-metal as possible. So, it has a center chamber of ice behind the metal, then and outer chamber of ice. The inner chamber fits inside the outer with about a cup's worth of space that's between the inner and outer chamber. This exposes your liquid to the greatest surface area of super-cold metal that they can, and since your liquid is only touching metal, and not the ice itself, it doesn't matter the temperature of the liquid poured in. You can pour in boiling water and while it may end up melting a bunch of the ice behind the metal, none of that water will mix with your drink. So, whether you're chilling a wine, dropping hot coffee to cool it off, or just wanting to rapidly drop the temp of that fresh lemonade you made without making it watery, this will get that done." —P. Ericksen

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    7. A salted caramel Vietnamese pour-over latte kit if you aren't beholden to the clock when it comes to indulging a bit.

    using the kit

    Copper Cow was founded by Debbie Wei Mullin as a way to share her Vietnamese culture through sustainable, delicious coffee. 

    Promising review: "I have searched the world for my favorite coffee. Vietnam is easily my favorite country to have coffee in. However, living on the west coast and having tried at minimum a dozen Vietnamese restaurants I have yet to find one that makes hot Vietnamese Coffee like they do in Vietnam. Most serve cold Vietnamese (more like Thai) coffee. This surprisingly is the closest I've found to in country coffee. Cool concept! Great design! Definitely worth trying!" —KH

    Get a kit for five lattes from Amazon for $15.

    8. A four-pack of Starbucks flavor syrups because hey, you're your own barista rn and should keep what ya' like stocked.

    Promising review: "I love all the flavors! I use Starbucks Verismo coffee machine with the Verismo cups from Starbucks to brew my coffee, and add those syrup to flavor and sweeten my coffee. It makes my coffee taste just like Starbucks coffee! Love them <3" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99.

    9. A New Orleans-style coffee kit for those morns when you want something a lil' more decadent than your standard black coffee.

    glass of coffee
    Blue Bottle

    The kit includes the coffee, roasted chicory, and a recipe. You add the whole milk, sugar, and ice to get it ready for drinking.

    Get it from Blue Bottle for $18.

    10. Or Cafe Du Monde coffee because you've been to the New Orleans establishment and want to bring some of that flavor to your breakfast routine.

    can of coffee
    World Market

    Get it from World Market for $9.99. Go ahead and get the beignet mix too while you're at it ;).

    11. Nutpods dairy-free creamer made from almond and coconut can give your coffee a smooth taste without messing with your stomach. Plus, some reviewers say it makes your coffee a bit sweeter, so you could even skip other additions!

    the creamer and coffee

    The pack comes with original, hazelnut, and French vanilla flavors. Nutpods are free of carrageenan, dairy, soy, and added sugar, and are certified vegan, kosher, gluten-free, Whole30 compliant, and non-GMO.

    Promising review: "I was dismayed when my doctor insisted that I go sugar- and dairy-free as I love coffee but cannot drink it without creamer. I searched and searched for a dairy-free alternative but only found the soy, almond and coconut milk options. YUCK! By chance I came across Nutpods and decided to give it a try. I love this product! It is the creamy texture I want and the flavor I crave. Definite home run, and I vow to never run out." —A. Anson

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $14.95.

    12. A coffee tasting trio to help (pleasantly) surprise your taste buds and maybe discover your new go-to coffee beans!

    three coffee packages
    Rwanda Bean

    Rwanda Bean is a Black-owned small biz founded in 2013 to help support Rwandan coffee growers and, to date, has helped more than a thousand farmers get health insurance. You can read more about the company's mission here.

    Get it from Rwanda Bean for $11.25 (whole bean, each package is enough for five cups of coffee). 

    13. Rise nitro cold brew oak milk lattes that I could LIVE off of if I had to. They're that tasty! And in case you've never tried oat milk, let me intro you to the tasty coffee add-on.

    can of the latte

    I'm not dairy-free or anything, but tried an oak milk latte to give it a go at the start of the craze. They're delish, including specifically these! They're also non-GMO, USDA organic, vegan, and have low acidity.

    Promising review: "I've been searching for a quality at-home nitro cold brew, and this is it baby. I will ashamedly admit that I was drinking Starbucks for a long time before I realized how terrible their coffee is. Just because it's popular, that doesn't mean it's quality or worth your money! I started buying Rise on a whim when I saw them on the shelf at Raley's here in California — I'm never turning back. Crack a cold one and go for it. Or make your own sweet cream at home and make your own wannabe Sbux. You will save money and your tastebuds." —LC

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $37.99.

    14. Or La Colombe iced lattes – they're what I buy on the go when I need some coffee really quick and find myself at a gas station or drugstore. They're SO GOOD.

    person holding a can of the coffee
    La Colombe, Amazon

    Get an 12-pack of four flavors from Amazon for $29.99.

    15. An instant mushroom coffee in case regular coffee is a lil' too strong for ya'. It's made to help you clear your head and increase your productivity (without tasting the least bit mushroom-y).

    person putting mix into a mug

    The coffee comes in individual packets that you mix into hot water. The organic instant coffee also contains lion's mane mushrooms to help support memory and concentration and chaga mushrooms to support the immune system. It has half the caffeine of traditional coffee, so say goodbye to those morning jitters!

    Promising review: "I have no idea if there will legitimately be any real benefits to ingesting these 'super-'mushrooms in my coffee, but what I do know is this: They taste good, and they leave me less jittery than regular coffee. That could be just the result of drinking slightly less coffee in my coffee, but either way, it satisfies my craving for coffee and it tastes good." —Kate O'Neill

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $11.67+ (available in three types).

    Learn more in our full review about this coffee.

    16. A travel espresso maker that'll keep the flavor going, even if you're not stuck to your home or desk.

    person holding handheld espresso maker
    person holding shot of espresso

    The espresso maker is compact and easy to travel with. It has a built-in cup and scoop and is hand-operated, so you don't need electricity to use it!

    Promising review: "Bought this for the husband when he goes on fishing trips in Costa Rica and Panama. We have an espresso addiction, so I thought he would love it. We recently went to Ireland and brought this with us, along with a can of our favorite espresso. It worked fabulously and saved us when we stayed in places that weren't near a cafe. It's so easy to use and to clean. Very clever invention!" —For the love of type

    Get it from Amazon for $54.90.

    17. Skull sugar cubes in case you like to keep it sweet and spooky. 

    tray of skull-shaped sugar cubes
    Dem Bones / Etsy

    Dem Bones is a Tracy, California-based Etsy shop that specializes in gothic gifts and sells an array of caffeinated goods and accessories. 

    Get them from Dem Bones for $10+ (available in white, pink, or purple). 

    18. A handheld milk frother to help you whip up a DIY latte or cappuccino in case your regular ole drip isn't what you're into atm. (Oh hey, and it also works with nondairy milks!)