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Death Wish Coffee

Nothing says “holiday cheer” like caffeine, so why not give them the world’s strongest coffee? It’s fair trade, organic, and full of moxie – you can’t go wrong. Choose from the coffee itself (full-bore Death Wish or milder Valhalla Java, in ground or whole beans), or Death Wish chocolate, gear, and wear.

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).

Mike Brown, MS Accounting, G’07, founder and owner

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.