Well, after the Irish Blend yesterday, I think I’m going to continue with these Java Monsters and give Mean Bean a try. I’m guessing Mean Bean is Monster’s signature blend because the others are based off of regions. We saw Hawaiian coffee with Kona, a creamy coffee with Irish, and the last Java Monster (besides vanilla) I need to try is a Spanish kind of blend called Loca Mocha. I guess it will taste like chocolate too. Isn’t that what Mocha is?
That’s for another day! Today we have Mean Bean! This is not chocolate! It is a bean that is extremely mean. It is probably so mean that it would punch you in the stomach, make you vomit, and then not even apologize! Mean! Well, maybe it would. It isn’t called “Rude Bean.” Maybe it will just leave you with a lasting stomach ache after drinking it.
Well, let’s look at this can, yeah? It is very woody looking. What’s with Java Monster and looking woody? It has a like light plywood look to it with the logo and Java Monster burnt into it.
The excerpt on the side seems to be the same for this an Mocha Loca or whatever it is called. I looked on the website and it is word for word. I’ll look at the can to see if it is any different.
Nope. It is word for word.
Oh yeah, I should mention the sides of the can have the design like Irish Blend and Kona Blend had too. This is more of a rectangle with a bunch of artistic lines in it. It kinda reminds me of a boxy henna tattoo.
No foam, extra hot, half-caf, no-whip, soy latte…Enough of the coffeehouse BS already!
It’s time to get out of the line and step up to what’s next.
Java Monster…premium coffee and cream brewed up with killer flavor, supercharged with Monster energy blend.
Coffee done the Monster way, wide open, with a take no prisoners attitude and the experience and know-how to back it up.
That’s the excerpt on the side.
Okay, my final guess of this. This is going to be a less creamy version of Irish Blend and more of a Monster taste to it. It is either that, or it is going to taste like Dr. Robotnik.
Well, let’s get into this nutrition facts and ingredients. Unless you have any more Dr. Robotnik jokes, I’ll just move on with this!
2 servings per can. I’ll be looking at this per can rather than per serving.
220 calories. 40 calories from fat. 4g total fat. 2.5g saturated fat. 0g trans fat. 15mg cholesterol. 460mg sodium. 460mg potassium. 36g total carbs. 35g sugars. 9g protein. 90% Vitamin C. 35% calcium. 190% Riboflavin. 190% Naicin. 190% Vitamin B6. 25% phosphorous.
Reduced fat milk, brewed coffee (filtered water, coffee), sugar, glucose, taurine, sodium citrate, natural flavors, microcrystalline cellulose, panax ginseng extract, ascorbic acid, tricalcium phosphate, caffeine, carrageenan, sodium alginate, niacinamide, sucralose, color added, d-glucuronolactore, guarana extract, inositol, l-carnitine l-tartrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, maltodextrin.
Wow! This has real coffee. It isn’t like the Irish Blend that had coffee extract. I can dig this.
It sorta looks like I was right. This is really just a less creamy version of Irish Blend but with real coffee. It doesn’t have skim milk, but it lack the heavy cream. Everything else is pretty much the same as what I’ve seen so far in the Java Monster.
Well, let’s open this!
The scent is…coffee. Yeah. It isn’t really anything else. It smells like a slightly milky cup of coffee.
Well, let’s have a taste.
Oh dear. No this one is a miss for me.
At first sip, this has a very nice milky taste to it. It is kinda creamy, but not overly. Then it kinda dissipates and turns into a coffee flavour. The coffee flavour is strong and overpowers any sort of energy drink taste or cream flavour. It is all about coffee here.
Remember when I said I wasn’t fond of coffee? This falls into that category. The taste is bitter and it has a slight woody taste to it, but more of a bite. The sweetness is there, but it is an odd afterthought. Thankfully there’s no sucralose taste to it.
No, I’m going to say I’d pass on Mean Bean. It is pretty generic and it isn’t the good kind. If you like iced coffee, you might like this, but why get Mean Bean when you could get Irish Blend or Kona? Kona is by far more superior in both the taste of the drink and the flavour of the coffee.
I’ll give this an award ceremony where you aren’t winning any awards out of rad. Good intentions, especially if you don’t like the medicine taste of energy drinks. IT is completely overshadowed by coffee.