Java Monster: Coffee-flavored Monster Energy
Java Monster is a line of coffee flavored energy drinks from the makers of Monster Energy Drink.
Java Monster is available in 7 flavors; Loca Moca, Kona Cappuccino, Kona Blend, Vanilla Light, Irish Blend, Mean Bean, and Toffee but most locations don’t have them all in stock at the same time.
This, from an Caffeine Informer reader:
The Mean Bean has a mild vanilla flavor, and the Mocha is slightly chocolaty! The two taste very similar and resemble a coffee flavored milk more than anything else.
In terms of formulation, Java Monster appears to contains the same “Energy Blend” as regular Monster. However, it has always been a bit of a mystery as to how much caffeine the coffee extract added. Mystery solved. Monster has begun to print the caffeine content on their new cans. According to the new cans there is 188mg of caffeine per can.
The coffee extract adds just 28mg of caffeine. Here’s what we think of Java Monster.
Java Monster Review
Canned iced coffee drinks can sometimes be a hit-or-miss deal with today’s consumers who like a fine-tuned coffee or espresso from home, or a place like Starbucks. The particular flavor of Java Monster we tried was Mean Bean. Formulated with a sweet taste paired with a creamy consistency, it’s easy to drink and would appeal to more than just the coffee connoisseurs out there.
Mixed with filtered water and skim milk, it’s not too heavy or too thin, having the depth of what would be an average bold roast. At fridge temperatures, Java Monster has a nice “iced coffee” taste, especially for those who love a sweet cup of coffee.
Those who prefer black coffee or unsweetened coffee would probably find Mean Bean and other Java Monsters sickeningly sweet (33g of sugar + Sucralose)!
Just A Moderate Energy Boost
Java Monster provided a moderate energy boost that didn’t have us bouncing off the walls, nor feeling lethargic. However, the high sugar content caused a bit of the jitters and a 15 fl.oz. coffee would contain more caffeine without all the artificial ingredients found in Java Monster.
Java Monster probably appeals more to non-hardcore coffee drinkers who like their coffee on the mild side and very sweet. Just don’t expect to be exalted into an upper state of consciousness.
How does it compare to other coffee energy drinks caffeine-wise?
Has anyone else tried Java Monster?
UPDATE: You can Buy Java Monster Energy Drinks in bulk online.