Valhalla Java Odinforce Blend Coffee Review

Apr 24, 2020 | Coffee Beans, Reviews | 0 comments

Choosing the right coffee may take some time. There are so many varieties. When something like Valhalla Java Odinforce Blend coffee finds it’s way into your periphery, you may not know what to do. If you’re confused, read on.

A Mythological Kind-of Coffee to Worship? Or Just Another High-Caffeinated Beverage Online?

What readily comes to mind when I come across words associated with the Norse Mythology are those unsung heroes who devoted their lives to protect mankind. It might sound mythical and fanatic, but that’s how I’ve learned to perceive Thor-like heroes and villainous demi-gods like Loki from Marvel superhero movies and other comic books.

A strong curiosity began in me when I saw Valhalla Java with Odin striking his almighty pose on the front packaging as I was browsing online for a good bag of joe to try. At first glance, this product intrigued me with its shiny, jet-black packaging and glimmering Odin portrait in gold. 

And it got even more interesting as I began to dig in to know more about Valhalla Java of DeathWish Coffee and found a quote:

“Death Wish is how you start the day. Valhalla is what keeps you from murdering coworkers throughout the day”

Matthew W.

What IS Valhalla Java Odinforce Blend?

Valhalla Java Odinforce Blend is one of the most celebrated coffee blends of Death Wish Coffee Co. It’s an ultra-strong coffee blend crafted to honor the most powerful guitarist, Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society.

The Valhalla Java Odinforce is a three-roast coffee blend made from Arabica and Robusta coffee beans harvested from the organic farms in Indonesia, Central, and South America. The coffee plants in Indonesia are cultivated on volcanic soils. While the coffee plants in Central and South America are planted in soils rich in minerals and nutrients. 

As printed on the back of the bag, It is USDA Organic and Fair Trade Certified. So rest assured that you’re drinking good strong coffee from a coffee company that takes good care of the coffee farmers and supports sustainable farming practices around the world.

If you’re still wondering why this coffee is specifically crafted for Zakk Wylde, as claimed by Death Wish Coffee Co. on their website, by most Death Wish coffee reviewers and Zakk Wylde himself (talking about his coffee-provoking video in YouTube) then keep reading and…

Let’s take a moment to get to know the person behind this world’s strongest coffee. 

Backstory: Who is guitarist Zakk Wylde?

Death Wish Coffee Co. wouldn’t craft a high-caffeinated coffee for just anyone. To have a coffee specially made for someone as talented as Zakk Wylde, there must be SOMETHING!

His love affair with his guitar began when he was only 14 years old from a chance meeting with a local guitar tutor. Playing his guitar endlessly from the time he arrives from school until the next day of getting in school. He would practice his guitar skills as much as 12 hours a day.

Such dedication has given Zakk Wylde that confidence and hope to record a demo to fill a vacant spot that Jake E. Lee left. This led to a demo that became the first and only tape that Ozzy Osbourne listened to!

Since then, Zakk Wylde has had a smashing career in the music industry as a lead guitarist and co-writer of Ozzy Osbourne. This break also had given him the opportunity to perform side-by-side with the vocalist of Black Sabbath all over the world.  He has also been touring as a frontman for Black Label Society since 1998.

Recently, Zakk Wylde, together with his son Sabbath did charity work by donating their hair for Children with Hair Loss Organization. This organization is a non-profit organization that aims to help children and young adults facing medical-related hair loss with human hair replacements at no cost.

After learning about someone as great as Zakk Wylde, it’s not surprising to see why Death Wish Coffee Company would dedicate this artisanally crafted coffee to the greatest guitarist that mankind has ever known.

As a matter of fact, Death Wish Coffee Company and Zakk Wylde joined forces back in 2013 to create a “deathly coffee.” This joining of forces led to the creation of a three-roast blend with a balanced palate and a smooth finish. 

So if you want to know if this coffee deserves a place beside the greatness of Zakk Wylde, take a look at our honest review of Death Wish Coffee Co.’s Valhalla Java Odinforce Coffee Blend and get a bag for yourself, if you’re curious.

Valhalla Java Review

Doing a sincere coffee review requires more than just taking a sip. It often requires comparing to other similar products, a blindfold, and a good methodology. Some coffees require a discerning palate while others might be more obvious flavors. In this case, I did some research to see if I share any of the same “deathly” experiences as others who have drunk this godly nectar.

Kindly hold my Death Wish Coffee caffeine cup, and here’s my take with the Odin force.

Smell, slurp, and spit (the usual in coffee tasting). From my personal cupping experience, this medium-dark three-roast coffee has a bold but smooth body. Compared to other dark roast coffees I’ve tried before- usually full-bodied with a smoky texture in the palate -this Death Wish Blend came in strong but smooth. 

This product has nutty and chocolatey undertones and a very mild after-taste. When you compare it to the flagship Death Wish coffee, it is less bitter. Though, you can really feel that sudden strong kick of caffeine in the first cup. 

Given that the Valhalla Java Odin Force coffee blend is the world’s strongest coffee. Be warned as this product’s caffeine content is 660 mg per 12 fl oz, which is two steps down from the caffeine content of the pure Death Wish joe. It is certainly a “deathly roast.”

How much coffee per cup?

Deathwish recommends 2.5 Tbsp per 6oz water on their website.

You can enjoy a cup of this product in hot or cold brew. It’s just a matter of adjusting your grind. 

Adding creamer or sugar to enhance the overall flavour of the Valhalla is a thumbs up to Odin. But if you’ll indulge it in the simplest way, you’ve gained Odin’s and Zakk Wylde’s utmost respect.

When it comes to brewing methods – whether you prefer grinding your blend by auto-drip, French press, or espresso –  it doesn’t matter. However, some roasters experience the difficulty of grinding it for their Keurig.  But with this Death Wish Keurig hack, you can still enjoy your morning cuppa with their K-cups.

So if you’re on a search for DeathWish coffee caffeine drink that would suit your VJ cravings? Here are the grind types that you can find.

Valhalla Java Odinforce Blend – Ground Version

The ground-type variant of the Valhalla Java is what I prefer most. When you open the package you’ll smell its earthy aroma that will remind you of wet muddy forest and cranberries. The package suggests a 1:1 ratio. However,  if you want a stronger coffee than usual, you can take a risk with a 1:2 ratio (or 6 oz of water per 2 tablespoons) of this Death Wish product.

Valhalla Java Odinforce Blend – Whole Bean Version

The Odin force whole beans are the blackest that you’ll see for a coffee bean. If you’ll look closely at the beans, you’ll see it’s not brown or dark brown. It is literally black. In terms of smell, it’s more aromatic than the ground-type, where its scents explode just after opening the package. 

The Valhalla Java whole beans are less oily but rest assured that it won’t affect the overall taste of the product. However, I highly discourage brewing this coffee on an automatic grinder-type of coffee maker. While you may not notice any issues at first, over time the oils from this roast will accumulate and cause your machine to not work to its optimal ability and may need some deep cleaning as a result. We recommend using a grinder that can be easily cleaned/serviced! Check out our best grinders article for more information.

If you want a stronger caffeine kick. The whole bean variant of the Valhalla Java is highly recommended, especially if you grind it fresh. 

Valhalla Java in K-Cups

Death Wish Coffee Company are really creative when it comes to packaging. It comes in a resealable bag, while the K-cups are made of recyclable mesh-based capsules. So when you grind it with your Keurig, you won’t see any sign of grounds in your cup!

Aside from Keurig 1.0 and 2.0, the K-cups are also compatible with Cuisinart, Breville, and Mr Coffee machines!

Where is it Sold?

The best deals for the Valhalla Java Odinforce Blend are from the Death Wish Coffee Company. Most of the online stores that sell this godly nectar offer free shipping to domestic orders. We’ve included links to Amazon where you can see the exact shipping costs once you’ve added the product to your cart. 

This three-roast blend in the form of ground and whole beans are available in 3 serving sizes: 1, 2, or 5 pound bag. The 12oz fl ground coffee cost as little as $15.99 for a one-time purchase. For a pound of this powerful coffee blend (ground), it enables you to serve at least 45-90 cups.

If you prefer the K-cups for your Keurig 2.0. You can buy this in 10s packed in a resealable bag. What’s amazing about this coffee pod is that each single serve cup contains 20% more coffee. This allows you to get the double caffeine dose of an average single-serve K-cup.


Valhalla Java is indeed the world’s strongest coffee but as a high-caffeinated joe, it is not for everyone – especially if you have a low tolerance for caffeine and still want to keep a low profile in public places! People predisposed to panic attacks are also discouraged from drinking this coffee. Don’t test Odin’s patience. The force will strike you hard.

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It’s a good blend to consume if you need a great and non-bitter boost to last for an entire day. Also, it’s a great bean to drink as you catch up with family and friends while sitting cozily around the fire pit. It’s also something that you can drink as a weekend treat.

Some buyers of this three-roast blend find it pricey for their budget. That’s why they drink this coffee most of the time in the morning for that strong kick. Others see the product worthy of its price for the caffeine boost it gives. 

If you’re not happy with your Valhalla Java experience, Death Wish Co has a TRY-IT-RISK-FREE program where you can refund your order. No questions asked. That’s their promise.

Did you find this Odin force review helpful to your search for the world’s strongest coffee? Let me know your thoughts about Zakk Wylde’s favorite joe in the comments below.

If you really like dark roasted coffee or want to try something new, check out our Top Coffee Beans 2020 Review

Cheryl De Torres

Cheryl De Torres


Writing content for 3 years and it wouldn't be possible without a cup of coffee in the morning. And yes! The stronger, the better.

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