And Now to Blow Your Mind: 10-Shot Espresso

'Pure jet fuel,' boasts creator. It's 'coffee porn in a cup'
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 17, 2010 4:55 AM CST
Updated Nov 17, 2010 6:15 AM CST
And Now to Blow Your Mind: 10-Shot Espresso
Down the hatch.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

What's your drink? A double cappuccino? Ha! Wimp! Real coffee drinkers down the brain-blowing 10-shot espresso now being offered at a popular Brooklyn coffee bar. "It's one giant cup of jet fuel," the owner of The Pulp & The Bean tells the New York Daily News. He could only down a third of the 20-ounce drink. "I'm still spinning," he said. The $8 drink is officially called the Dieci—Italian for "10"—but the cafe pitches it as "coffee porn in a cup."

At least one cardiologist is concerned the caffeine level may be too extreme. "If you're young and healthy you will get away with it, but it's not something I would recommend," said Dr. Jacob Shani, chief of cardiology at Maimonides Medical Center. Others were more blasé. "Caffeine can't really jolt me," said one sort-of satisfied customer. "New Yorkers don't really get jolted by caffeine." (Click here to read about a popular drink that's losing its caffeine.)

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