Reviews for Mystic Monk Coffee
Crisply pungent, complex in structure and aromatics. Fine balance of sweet, tartly dry and savory: dark chocolate, brown sugar, black currant, blackberry, a hint of white sage in aroma and cup. Brisk but juicy acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Balanced, gently rich short finish with some chocolate and molasses notes surviving in the long.
Price: $11.99/10 single-serve capsules
(As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a Keurig-compatible capsule to produce a 6-ounce serving): Briskly rich, balanced. Caramel, walnut, orange, dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Quiet, dry acidity; light but smooth, silky mouthfeel. The short finish is rather drying but in the long the walnut and chocolate and a gentle sweetness prevail.
Richly pungent; chocolaty and earthy. Roasted cacao nib, freshly turned earth, plum-like fruit and a carnally sweet floral note reminiscent of heavily scented lilies or trumpet flowers. A salt-savory edge deepens the cup. Flavor resolves toward dark chocolate and vanilla in a gently drying finish.
Crisp, sweet, pungent. Almond, roasted cacao nib and a brightening hint of tangerine in aroma and cup, with distinct floral notes complicating the aroma. Gently rounded acidity; silky, lively mouthfeel. Flavor fades in a rich though drying finish.
Richly and intensely floral throughout the profile, with supporting notes of crisp roasted cacao nib, cedar and apple. Round, sweet-toned, muted acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is impressive: long and deeply floral-toned.
Price: $13.99/12 ounces
Deep, sweet-toned, gently pungent. Dark chocolate in particular dominates in aroma and cup, with hints of raisin, fresh-cut pine and mint. Round, resonant acidity; smooth mouthfeel. Very sweet in the finish, with raisin and chocolate notes in particular persisting.
Price: $14.99/14 single-serve capsules
(As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a Keurig-compatible capsule to produce a 6-ounce serving): Sweet-toned, gentle. Raisin, apricot, vanilla, hazelnut, a hint of flowers in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweetly tart acidity; smooth, lively mouthfeel. Hints of flavor survive and a sweet, gently drying finish.
Hazelnut and a tangerine-like citrus are enveloped in a milk chocolate sweetness in aroma and cup. Crisp, delicate acidity; light but very smoothly silky mouthfeel. Sweet, rich, though rather drying in the finish.
Price: $14.99/14 Single-Serve Pods
(As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a Keurig-compatible capsule to produce a 6-ounce serving): Delicate but subtly complex aroma and flavor: dark chocolate, fresh-cut fir, prune, fresh earth. Brisk, bittersweet acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Rich, sweet though drying finish with some flavor persistence.
Original and complex. A pungent sweetness suggesting herb honey or agave syrup dominates, complicated by hints of night flowers, cocoa nib, cedar. Quietly crisp acidity; smooth, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor persists in a sweet-toned but gently drying finish.
Complexly expressed notes of sweetly tart tropical fruit -- guava, passion-fruit – dominate with startling and pleasing intensity in aroma, acidity and cup, nuanced by hints of flowers and a backgrounded dark chocolate. Smooth, silky mouthfeel. Fades a bit in the finish.
Intense, idiosyncratic, original. Bittersweet with a salty savory edge. Dried date, raisin, dark chocolate, distinct lavender top notes. Deep-toned acidity; heavily syrupy mouthfeel. Smoothes and sweetens a bit in the finish, but retains its weighty, savory richness.
Intense, complex, unorthodox: cherry and blueberry, dark chocolate, moist fresh-fallen leaves, violet-like flowers in aroma and cup. Rich, backgrounded acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor-saturated, salty-sweet finish. The striking aromatics of this coffee were clearest in the superb aroma.
Delicately balanced, austerely elegant. Gently pungent fresh-cut fir softening to dark chocolate in aroma and cup, with a hint of flowers. Richly taut acidity, lightly syrupy mouthfeel.
Price: $13.99/12 ounces
Smooth, delicately crisp, subtly distinctive. Lemony cocoa and dusk flowers in aroma and cup. Gently dry acidity; light, buoyant mouthfeel. The balanced, flavor-saturated finish fades with a long, slow, lovely trajectory.
A tactful dark roast develops sweetness and a pungent depth in a subtly complex coffee. Dark chocolate, lemon, cherryish fruit, spicy nut. Rich, roast-rounded acidity, smooth mouthfeel. Clean finishing, though flavor fades rather quickly.
Hints of caramel, stone fruit and baking spice in the aroma. A pungent but balanced cup, with a deep fresh-cut fir character complicated by spice-toned chocolate and stone fruit that grow more prominent as the cup cools. Rich dark chocolate persists in the finish.
Balanced, quietly complex aroma: ripe tomato, lemon, nut, flowers, milk chocolate. The aromatic notes deepen in the big-bodied cup; the chocolate darkens, an earth note turns up, tart lemon and sweet floral notes persist. Clean, rich finish.