6 Best Robusta Coffee Brands For A Powerful Wake-up Call

While Arabica is popular, nothing will wake you up more than Robusta. Here are the best Robusta coffee brands to give you a strong jolt of energy every morning.

Best robusta coffee brands
Robusta coffee contains double caffeine

There is no more popular varietal of coffee beans in the world than Arabica coffee. In fact, the variety is so popular that a popular chain of coffee shops in my hometown named itself after the varietal. But just because Arabica coffee is the most popular does not mean it is the only option for making your morning cup of Joe.

In fact, the Robusta varietal of coffee is another popular option, especially for those that want a bolder, more caffeinated brew. 

Robusta coffee has gotten a bad rap compared to Arabica coffee because it is frequently used by cheaper coffee brands since it is easy to grow, has a bold flavor, and contains double the caffeine. However, there is a growing world of single-origin and high-quality Robusta coffees that are trying to change that reputation. Here are some of the best Robusta coffee brands available on the market today.

1. Nguyen Coffee Supply

Nearly all of the Robusta coffee in the world is grown in Vietnam, so it would make sense to start this list with the Vietnamese Nguyen Coffee Supply. While they offer many Arabica-Robusta blends, their 100% Robusta Truegrit is one of (if not the) best pure Robusta coffee available on the market today.

A medium roast coffee with notes of scotch and grapefruit, this brew showcases the quality of Robusta coffee and traditional Vietnamese roasting methods. Check out our explainer on is Vietnamese coffee strong to learn more.

Truegrit Whole Peaberry Robusta Coffee Bean 12oz, Vietnamese Fair Trade Organic Single Origin Low Acid
$24.99 ($2.08 / Ounce)
  • No hydrogenated fats or high fructose corn syrup allowed
  • Organic, local, global and fair trade options available

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03/30/2023 04:52 pm GMT

2. Death Wish Coffee 

The Death Wish Coffee Company started out when founder, Mike Brown, set out to create the most caffeinated (and heavy metal) cup of coffee on the market. For over a decade, they have delivered epic and delicious Robusta roasts. None exemplifies this better than the Zakk Wylde-inspired Valhalla Java Odinforce Blend, a dark roast Robusta that has enough caffeine to power a Black Sabbath concert.

They also offer a medium roast, in addition to a wide array of flavor-enhanced coffees.

Death Wish Coffee Valhalla Java Odinforce Blend - Whole Bean Dark Roast - Extra Kick of Caffeine - Arabica & Robusta Coffee Beans - Dark Roast Coffee Beans - 2 Bags (12oz.)
$28.99 ($1.21 / Count)
  • BY THE POWER OF ODIN: Meet the Valhalla Java Odinforce blend—coffee made to power the world's most powerful guitarist, Zakk Wylde. Worthy of the gods, these beans were forged from the volcanic soils of Indonesia and nutrient-rich soils of Central and South America. Crafted for boldness and maximum flavor, this blend is strong enough to wake the dead and chariot them gloriously through the gates of Valhalla.
  • EXTRA KICK OF CAFFEINE: Our whole roasted coffee beans will utterly transform your basic cup of joe into a delicious, bold, and intense beverage that will revolutionize your morning. Super fuel for life in the fast lane, our dark coffee beans will ignite your senses and supply you with an abundance of energy your body needs to perform at its peak condition all day long.
  • PREMIUM QUALITY BREW: This ain't your normal cup of coffee - our whole bean roasted coffee is hands down the best this world has to offer. With just one sip of our dark roast whole bean coffee, you'll be saying goodbye to store-bought coffee forever. Enjoy the perfect blend of high quality energy and artisanal flavor with each and every sip of our roasted coffee beans.
  • BOLD, FULL BODY BREW: Our World’s Strongest Valhalla Java Odinforce Blend ensures you’re getting the highest quality coffee possible without the jitters. This whole bean coffee dark roast is great for those needing real and freshly brew with high caffeine kick!
  • TRY IT RISK-FREE: The Death Wish Promise is that our organic whole bean coffee comes highly rated by thousands of satisfied customers who simply can't get enough but we'll let you be the judge. If you don't fall in love with our coffee, we'll refund your order- no questions asked. We're confident ours will be the best coffee you'll ever try.

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03/30/2023 05:02 pm GMT

3. Copper Cow Coffee

Founded by Debbie Wei Mullin, Copper Cow Coffee prides itself on bringing sustainably-grown Vietnamese coffee to the world. Copper Cow works with high-quality small-scale farms and pays the farmers twice the market rate for their Robusta beans.

Asian farmer, coffee bean plantation, Vietnam agriculture
They pay the farmers twice the market rate for their Robusta beans

Copper Cow also packages their coffee in single-serve pour-over packets – you simply open the packet, place it over your coffee cup, and then make yourself a pour-over! I was, quite honestly, blown away when I watched the video of how the packaging works.

Copper Cow Coffee Vietnamese Pour Over Coffee Filters
  • Vietnamese Pour Over Coffee Filters with California Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Single-Serve and All-Natural Pre-Filled Coffee Filters
  • Classic (5 Pack)
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03/30/2023 03:07 pm GMT

4. Biohazard Coffee

Biohazard Coffee has one mission and one mission only – to put as much caffeine in a single cup of coffee as is humanly possible. They offer only one product, a light roast Robusta that packs 928 milligrams of caffeine in a 12-ounce cup of coffee.

You would be correct in thinking that it is around ten times the caffeine content of a standard brew. Most energy drinks do not pack that kind of punch. So, if you are looking to replace your energy drink with a tasty cup of coffee, Biohazard Coffee is the best option on the market for you.

Biohazard Ground Coffee, The World's Strongest Coffee 928 mg Caffeine (16 oz)
$19.99 ($1.25 / Ounce)
  • Biohazard coffee presents the strongest coffee on Earth.
  • 928mg of caffeine will wake you up from the deepest of sleeps, and get you through the toughest of meetings. Also great for early morning college classes or up-all-night study sessions!
  • This product is the pre-ground variety.
  • Biohazard is made with Robusta beans for a dark organic roast.
  • Our opinion is that this is the best cup of coffee with which to start your day. So please gift this to your loved ones, or drink it yourself, and see the difference!

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03/30/2023 05:07 pm GMT

5. Trung-Nguyên

The Trung-Nguyên coffee company prides itself on bringing high-quality Vietnamese coffee to the world. Vietnam has long been one of the biggest exporters of green coffee beans on the global market. However, this has meant that local roasting techniques are not being shared with the world.

Trung-Nguyên began in an effort to showcase the rich and tasty traditions of Vietnamese coffee. Offering whole beans, ground coffee, and instant coffee, Trung-Nguyên is one of the premier Vietnamese coffee companies, and their products are available globally.

Plus, on their website, they share the right way to brew Vietnamese coffee, so you can have the full experience of drinking Vietnam’s finest brew. For more choices, check out our round-up of the best Vietnamese coffee brands.

TRUNG NGUYEN LEGEND SUCCESS 3 Medium Roasted Whole Bean Coffee, Slightly Bitter & Light Aroma, 12 Oz Can, Robusta & Arabica Vietnamese Energy Coffee Beans - Specialized for Creative Espresso
$19.48 ($1.62 / Ounce)
  • ☕ UNIQUE VIETNAMESE BLEND. By using Vietnamese traditional roasting technique create an authentic and native taste that stimulates your sense. A blend of premium Arabica and Robusta coffees from Vietnam for those enjoy rich and bold flavor.
  • ☕ SLIGHTLY BITTER & LIGHT AROMA. SUCCESS 3 Whole Bean Coffee has medium roast, smooth, light aroma and slightly bitter. An ideal cup for creative Espresso flavor that energizes you for a productive day.
  • ☕ ACTIVE WITH ALL COFFEE MAKER. The perfect presentation method of SUCCESS 3 Whole Bean Coffee is by using the Vietnamese "Phin" filter and any coffee maker: drip machines, espresso maker, French press, V60, and moka pot.
  • ☕ THE ENERGY COFFEE THAT CHANGES LIFE. With exclusive recipes, TRUNG NGUYEN LEGEND SUCCESS 3 Whole Bean Coffee brings you not only a quality cup of well-prepared beverage but also special energy keeping you concentrate on brainstorming, discovering and boosting your creativity potential.
  • ☕ ENJOY COFFEE ROASTER AT HOME. Our whole beans are the selection of coffee experts, give you to brew a quality coffee at home when you can't get to the coffee shop

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03/30/2023 05:12 pm GMT

6. Shock Coffee

Based in New York City, Shock Coffee was designed for the residents of the city that never sleeps. Shock Coffee offers a high-caffeine Arabica-Robusta blend. While 100% Robusta coffees on this list, like Biohazard and Death Wish, may sport a higher overall caffeine content, Shock Coffee blends Robusta beans with Arabica to get the benefits of both varietals.

Coffee in New York City
It was designed for the residents of New York City that never sleeps

If Biohazard and Death Wish pack too strong of a punch for you, Shock Coffee may be the best Robusta option for you. Their coffee still offers extra caffeine compared to a standard cup of Arabica coffee, and it provides some of the richer coffee flavors that Arabica beans are known for.

Shock Coffee Ground, The Strongest Caffeinated All-Natural Coffee. Up to 50% more Caffeine. 1 pound
$14.24 ($0.89 / Ounce)
  • Wake Up, Work Smarter, Play Harder with Extra Kick in Every Sip
  • Medium to Dark Roast Smooth Bold Flavor - No Need for Milk or Cream
  • All Natural. Extra Caffeine comes from Select Delicioso Beans. No artificial caffeine added
  • Served on 350+ U.S. military bases worldwide. Used by troops to stay alert during Iraq and Afghanistan incursions
  • Shock + Gym = Focus better, Lift more, Run faster, Spin longer, Lose weight & Feel really good

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03/30/2023 05:12 pm GMT