Java Monster: Coffee-flavored Monster Energy

java-monster-coffee-energy-drinkJava 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 we review Java Monster Mean Bean and Kona Blend.

Java Monster Mean Bean

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 sweetΒ  (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.

Kona Blend

kona blend
Mmmmmm. Monster has really done it right with their Java line. Kona Blend is no different. Very smooth and rich, it’s almost like a chocolate milk.

It has the coffee aroma, yet a chocolaty taste with a touch of coffee, just right if you ask me. And did I mention that it’s sooooo smooth?


Each 443ml can will pack 200 calories and the usual amounts of Vitamin A, B, C, and D, along with slight amounts of Calcium, Phosphate, Sodium, and Potassium. The energy comes from a mix of 2000mg of Taurine and 400mg of Panax Ginseng along with 5000mg of their Energy blend made up of 188 mg Caffeine, Guarana, Inositol, Glucuronolactone, L-Carnitine, Glucose, and Matlodextrin.

Good Flavor and Good Rush

You can always count on Java Monster for not only a good flavor, but a good energy rush. I drank my Kona after dinner (kind of a dessert) and saw a solid alertness, with a boost in my energy levels lasting a bit over 4 hours. The crash was very slight, matching the usual crash of the other Monster drinks, yet nothing to worry about

Reviewed by Brandon Trouten

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  • Corn Videos

    haha! i wrote that in/took that pic!

  • sdp

    nice job! I haven’t seen these yet but I wonder if any of them are sugar free???

  • Corn Videos

    not yet, i think the sugar levels are a little lower than the regular drinks though.

  • SpazzySteve

    Hey, I was the first to point this out. Yeah it’s good.

  • JW

    Can’t wait to try em! My cousin and I are Monster crazy and we both like the Starbucks bottled Frappuccinos. I hope they are good as the rest of Monster.

  • Caffeine Fiend

    Cheers to Corn Videos πŸ™‚

  • SpazzySteve

    It’s not just coffee flavored, It’s actual coffee.

  • DjStorm069

    I love monster and i tried one of these when i was traveling threw dallas i loved i would drink them everyday if i could find them where i live at but unfourtunely nobody is carrying them yet :((

  • kane

    I just got these in my store… the samples are very good, not as sweet and creamy tasting as Starbucks, but there is something in these that got my heart racing and my energy jumped up ten fold over my regular homemade cappucino double . good stuff.
    tasted the loca moca and big black. yummy.

  • Freddie

    They just started carrying these at 7-Eleven’s in Skokie, IL. Mean Bean has sucralose and I can’t stand that taste (I could taste it in the drink). I’m drinking a Big Black right now and it’s very good. No sucralose in this one. Slightly sweet and milky. You can kinda taste the “energy mix”, comes off a bit bitter, but I dig…gives a nice buzz!

  • Jenn

    Has anyone seen it in the MA area yet? I cant wait to try it!!

  • Jannette

    Has anyone seen it in the LA area???

  • Jannette

    …actually in Los Angeles, my cousin OG Mary C tried it Loooooooooved it!

  • Mike

    I’ve had it (picked it up @ the 7-11 on my way out from work).

    Very tasty, not too sweet like a starbucks, but not to strong like normal coffee. Loved it πŸ™‚

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  • trevor

    where do u find these new monsters??? i need to kno

    sincerley–monster freak

  • Ric

    my last comment has a screwed up link. click on my name on this one to cantact me. please halp me find these.

    where in michigan can i get these?

  • Bec

    Just bought a can of Java Monster ‘Loca Moca’ at a convenience store. Tastes pretty good. Like an iced Mocha.

  • doug

    Got some today at local surf shop… Big Black…its good…It doesnt really have a monster taste but it still tastes amazing. The “big black” flavor is supposed to be Big’s “Official drink” from Rob and Big. Just came in yesterday. Not even on the Monster site yet.

  • frog69cutie

    i live in san diego and saw a can at the place where i work just sitting on a shelf and would like to know where to buy the java monster. can you help me out please

Last Modified: September 20, 2017