It was only last week that I sat the IPA foundation exam, and the only thing that got me through it was, coffee. More specifically, a hell of a drug from coffee pimps. The late nights, early mornings and last minute cram sessions were all fuelled by this glorious coffee drink. You would think, that 3 years after my degree I would have learnt my lesson about last minute sessions, but old habits die hard. Even though I can’t be sure I passed, this hell of a drug coffee got me through it.

Coffee pimps is a relatively new brand, and I have to say, I love the branding and naming conventions of their drinks. ‘Hell of a drug’, ‘morning glory’ and much, much more…

When I first received this delivery, the first thing I noticed was the strong aroma from the pouch. My goodness, even though this was completely sealed and wrapped up in another bag the smell was strong enough to penetrate through and make me drool. The walk home from the post office was long a torturous thanks to this fragrance.

So what exactly is Hell of a drug? According to the website, hell of a drug will take you down a “trippy journey down the Mekong Delta with this mind-alteringly strong coffee. A 100% Vietnamese Robusta, this medium dark roast has a thick body with woody and earthy notes and a lingering cocoa aftertaste. It will leave you feeling powerful.”

Overall, I really enjoyed this coffee. It was dark, deep and just the right intensity for me. In terms of the serving, I used one spoon per person and allowed it to brew for approximately 5 minutes. Once it was ready, it was time to pour out this elixir and create some extra magic with my Nespresso aeroccino (a milk frother).

JUST incase, here’s a gif of when milk met hell of a drug.

hell of a drug gif - when coffee meets milk