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 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.

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

Java Monster Verses Other Coffee Energy Drinks?

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  • Nooby284

    They sell these in cal-state La thats like th only place ive seen them beign sold at the momnent.

    and yea they are freaking awsome!

  • Tanya

    While I was in LA, I tried the Loca Mocha one and it was really yummy. I didnt feel like it was too sweet, but then again I can’t stand STRONG coffee and i downed the can.
    Can’t wait to see them come out more on the East Coast.

  • Guan-Wen

    They all taste great and are working fine so far Went for Loca Moca first and it’s not carbonated like coke blak but still tastes good =)

  • Mr. Mike… expert on all topics!

    This is going to be a hit. My sons friends all 14 15 years old like it better than Monster Green and Blue.
    Great pre-ride drink.
    We all are Mountain Bike racers.

  • Kimmiester

    OMFG!! this java monster loca moca is the shit!!
    go try it unless your gay lol.

  • Em-C

    Tried the MEAN BEAN one, very good. Creamy vanilla flavor, I’m pretty much hooked. They claim to have half the caffeine of coffee, not half the caffeine of a regular monster.

  • Magicman

    I love this stuff!!!! I got a can of it today and after work went back and got the 2 other flavors.

  • l4ed4n

    I Have Tried All The Flavors And They Are All Good….
    They Are Found In All Super A Foods Super Markets In Los Angeles Personal Favorite Flavor Mean Bean But Must Taste Them All

  • Keith

    Awsome Drinks [All 3].Where can I buy them in bulk? Does Costco or one of those places sell them yet?

  • garrett

    I just had one and it is indeed a big old mess of milky, chocolaty, coffeey, utterly chuggable goodness. Aside from some ambivalence about the 240 calories per can, I am officially on the Java Monster bandwagon.

  • Keith

    Can Antbody tell me where to find these in bulk ? PLEASE. THANK-YOU

  • greg

    For MA residents,

    Store 24 carries them

  • lobsters99

    java monster is the bomb im hooked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ria

    I have been to about 10 7 elevens in long beach and orange county with no avail. please tell me where i can find them? thank you.

  • OH MY GOSH….this is the best stuff. I was in a gas station a few nights ago and saw these….waited until the next morning and tried it ande I LOVE THEM. I have looked in all the local grocery stores but have not been able to find them and I even looked this morning on their website and didn’t see them. Guess I’m going to have to go back to the gas station and stock up.

  • garrett

    @ Ria

    Shell station at 190th and Normandie in Torrance. Just off the 405. It’s not exactly Long Beach, but it’s close enough. I asked the girl to hold some for you. HURRY!!!

  • Keith

    Awsome drinks (Does anybody know where to buy these in 12pks. or cases?

  • Pete Murdough

    Yah I found the Mean Bean and love both flavors. I have a buddy that probably drinks a pot in a half of coffee everyday. Thats alittle disgusting so I introduced the Mean Bean and he loves it and now he only drinks about four of them. Definate improvement.
    Just introduced in Marathon Gas stations in Cleveland,Oh hope it will spread. I love the stuff.

  • rob

    i saw this in 711 yester day and w8ted till today to try it and it is the best liquid to ever hit my toung!

  • Jay

    Yeah, I ran across these in 7-11 a few weeks ago. I’ve tried all three and LOVE them! Haven’t been able to find them in grocery stores yet. I’d buy this stuff by the case if I could!

Last Modified: September 20, 2017