Have the caffeine fiends in your life been nice this year? Reward them this holiday season with Death Wish Coffee. It’s potent, it’s delicious, and it’s the strongest coffee in the galaxy.

Mike Brown, MS Accounting, G’07,
Founder and Owner

Shop Death Wish Coffee Company

Choose from a variety of flavors and special editions of the coffee, like Chocolate Rum Ball of Death and Cauldron Aged Pumpkin (while they last). You’ll find coffee beans, whole or ground, by the pound or by subscription (to reward ultra-good behavior), as well as single-brew Death Cups. You’ll also find artisan chocolate, mugs, brewing gear, and lots of t-shirts and other fun wearables.


If you’re impatient and in town, you can shop while enjoying a hot cup of coffee Mike Brown’s original store.

Saratoga Coffee Traders
447 Broadway,
Saratoga Springs NY 12866
518-584-5600
saratogacoffee@gmail.com

The coffee is available online starting at $15.99/lb for whole or ground beans (you can also find it at selected supermarkets throughout the Northeast); K-cups start at $10.99. If you have pals who are Death Wish aficionados, buy them a subscription!

Non-coffee merchandise includes Death Wish chocolate, brewing apparatus, and apparel, ranging from $12.99 to $65.99 (we like the Skeleton Key coffee scoop).

Death Wish Coffee Alumni Gift Guide KCups

Death Wish Coffee is now available in KCups!

Mike’s inspiration for his business:
As the owner of a coffee shop in Saratoga Springs, I kept getting requests for my strongest coffee. So, I decided to make it myself. An appearance on “Good Morning America,” a free Super Bowl ad, and thousands of devoted fans, helped propel Death Wish to national prominence.

How Saint Rose helped Mike’s career:
While earning my M.S. in accounting at Saint Rose, I found myself sometimes doubting my ability to stay with the program, but my professors’ support and encouragement helped me find the confidence to not only graduate, but launch my enterprise. I consider myself a lifelong learner, and I love my team, our fans, and the Capital District.