This fine coffee received an excellent 91 point review from coffee expert, Kenneth Davids! Here is what he said:
Rich-toned, sweetly spicy. Brown sugar, gardenia, pink peppercorn, crisp pear, oak in aroma and cup. Crisp, roundly sweet in structure; velvety mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish consolidates to caramelized pear in the short and pink peppercorn in the long. Coffeereview.com, November 2017 Read the full review here
The pinnacle of our non-flavored coffees, Christmas Blend 2017 is made with 6 different beans, including a special Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, Kenyan AA and more. Your whole family will enjoy the festive notes of citrus and blueberry, and smooth malt-toned chocolate aftertaste.
Jingle Bell Java Monks Christmas Gift!
Peaceful Night Gift
Jingle Bell Java
Red Double Handled Mug
Hot Chocolate: Jingle Bell Java
Strong, full-flavored coffee. You'll detect a little chocolate, but you might want to add some sugar too. I drink some Mystic Monk coffees black like my favorite, Hermit's Bold, but I like a little sugar with others such as this 2017 Christmas Blend. Very happy with this coffee.
Box was intact, contents packed neatly, and arrived well before I expected. Going to be great for my Secret Santa! Thanks, Mystic Monk Coffee!
A blessed and fruitful Advent to you, brothers in Christ.
We have purchased this coffee to give as Christmas gifts this year, and were delighted to have received our first order so quickly. The Christmas Blend smells heavenly, so we placed a second order to give to several others, as well as to save a package for ourselves to celebrate Christmas.
Great robust flavor. Sweet chocolatey taste. Love the coffee, one of the best flavors we have tried.
Our family loves Mystic Monk Coffee! I purchase the coffee for our family gatherings. Everyone always loves the coffee : )
I have been always pleased with any of the flavors!!
Without a doubt, this is the best coffee I’ve ever had! Perfect blend and consistency! Keep us the good work!
I purchased four different coffees, Amaretto was first to be used Wow! Absolutely delicious! My fruit, yogurt and toast never tasted so good in the morning. Can't wait to try my other selections. Thank you and God bless you! Merry Christmas!
I bought the Christmas Blend for a Christmas Present so we have not tried it. I will check with the recipient after he tries it. I have only tasted one of your decaf blends and decided to order some for myself and give away for presents to fellow coffee lovers.
Thanks to roasters like Mystic Monks I've rediscovered my love of coffee. This blend is exceptional and well balanced. Amazing aroma and flavor.
The coffee rocks :) :) :)
...and I certainly do not know what a gardenia tastes like. One thing I do know is the Christmas Blend is a delicious cup of coffee. Very full, rich, and smooth leaving a delicious aftertaste drank black. I do taste roasted caramel and cocoa in the aftertaste. This would be my go to brew if available year round.
Great job monks...God bless you all for bringing us a cup-o-joy every morning!!!
My goodness!! This is soooo gooooood! Someone had gifted me the Christmas Java and immediately I ordered 6 other things to give as gifts. Your coffee is amazing, brothers! Praying for your community to continue growing. AMDG!
the Christmas blend this year is YUMMY! Praying y'all have a wonderful Christmas and rejoice in the REASON FOR THE SEASON= JESUS CHRIST, IMMANUEL, LORD OF LORDS, KING OF KINGS, SAVIOR AND FRIEND!
Thanksgiving Day present to grandson (an adult, now). Loved it!
I just luv this coffee. I would recommend it with 5 stars.
Nice flavor for a lighter roast.I tend to like darker roasts. I got this because my wife likes the lighter roasts.
I absolutely love the Christmas blend!! I had my 1st 2 cups today. The aroma was fantastic and the taste was out of this world !! Love it !
Couldn't wait till Christmas to open the coffee. I was bad and will probably get coal in my stocking but it was well worth it. Great blend of coffees. Not too strong but very tasty. An excellent blend. Thanks, I really enjoyed it and looking forward to more pots.
Today was the first time I tried the Jingle Bells Coffee. I really enjoyed the flavor of the coffee and would recommend this to anyone who asked. Great coffee, am thinking about purchasing another so I have some for later next year.
Excellent coffee. No bitter aftertaste.
Of all your Delicious blends I have tasted This one is Outstanding. And wish it was available year round!! Also wish your coffee came in larger bags
Candy Cane Hot Chocolate : What a wonderful treat for the holidays! Superb dark smooth chocolate, with European cocoa with a hint of peppermint Both children a d adults love it!!
First time trying the thanksgiving blend. We enjoyed it immensely. Definitely getting it next year.
I was disappointed that it was already ground. I thought I ordered the whole bean.
I rely like this blend. I don't have a trained pallet to say it has these or those times our hints but you will like it.
So enjoyed this holiday treat. So often Christmas blends are overly sweet, spicy or floral. This one is the right balance of all three. It will defiantly be a regular part of my Christmas orders.
Mystic monk Christmas blend coffee is the best in the world! Every year I have to send my sister some of this coffee for Christmas or she’s not happy with any of her other presents!
My son and I enjoy a cup or two of Christmas blend after lunch!
We received the k-cup Christmas Blend coffee promptly after our order was placed. The coffee is delicious and the cups work great!
A cup of coffee for anytime of the day. The aroma and taste are a gift in ltself. The coffee is smooth, and is one of a great selection of coffee from the monks. Any monks blend is Christmas year round. God Bless, Jack
I am saving them for Christmas gifts. Haven't tried them.
By far my favorite coffee from anywhere. Five stars are not enough.
This stuff is basically Christmas in a bag. The smell alone just makes you want to start decorating. I just love the monks and everything they stand for. God Bless!
I found mystic monk coffee about new a year ago! As a Roman Catholic I find tim really cool, these guys are brewing not just coffee, but fantastic coffee! I love the jungle bell java, and also midnight vigil. I bought for my wife this time Carmel coffee and me a bag of candy cane! Great stuff! Quality coffee at resonance prices ! Thanks again . Look forward to future orders! God Bless.
A very smooth and mellow blend. Great taste!
We have purchased Christmas blend for the past 4 years and are very please with its quality. It is a very rich coffee with notes if chocolate and caramel along with others. Not only is the flavor smooth but the aroma is wonderful! It always a pleasure to open the box when it comes. This is a must have and has become part of our Christmas gift giving tradition. We hope that everyone who works to provide this delicious coffee has a blessed and happy Christmas!
I look forward to the calendar turning to November each year so I can order Christmas Blend. This year I ordered extra for gifts. Like Christmas itself, this is something to look forward to and it never disappoints. Blessed & Grateful - Paul
This batch was delicious. Bold enough and smooth to enjoy any time of day.
Due to financial restraints I had to order my supply after Christmas. But the mornings are still dark and cold. It is a smooth, flavorful, mellow and dare I say "respectful" blend. I can easily picture myself on a cold stormy Advent morning rocking a restless grandchild (who still needs a couple more hours of sleep even though I am awake and ready to start my day), reading the Navitity story from scriptures as I sip a freshly brewed cup of Christmas Blend. Need I say more?
A excellent coffee blend. I enjoy having a cup in the morning.
I didn't care for the flavor. It was a heavier blend than I usually like.
We purchased bags of this for gifts and for ourselves. Rich, dark, and complex, a good pairing with the sweet and savory things one has around the holidays, but also great by itself in the morning before work. Will order it again in a flash when available.
An excellent balance of clear, rich coffee flavors and not-too acid undertones; this is seldom achieved.
This blend of coffee was very good, I like the malt taste.
We are very much enjoying our order of your Christmas Blend & Jingle Bell Java coffee!!! We also ordered the Jingle Bell Hot cocoa which is scrumptuous. Thank you for making such delightful & yummy products
I thought that the Thanksgiving was good? This may even beat Dark Brazilian. Get this when you can.
the first time I tried it is could really taste the berries. I didn't know if I was going to like it. But I then made another potential and I really like it. I can now taste just a hint of the berries. thank you so much.
may God bless you!!!
Great medium roast coffee.
Excellent coffee. Very good for people who love good coffee
The Christmas Blend was a hit!
One of the best coffee's ever.
I eagerly awaited my first shipment of a Mystic Monk coffee, this first one being their Christmas Blend. It was rather disappointing as I found it quite on the weak side. I prefer a dark roast, full-bodied cup of brew, and this one did not get my attention at all. I had to double up on the scoops to get that dark, full-bodied taste. By no means have I given up on Mystic Monk; I want to try a dark roast. I guess at Christmastime for the $21.95 I paid total to have it shipped here to New Orleans, I was expecting something that perfectly complemented that sacred feeling of Christmas Eve morning. I'll give it another try with a darker roast. It could very well be that after being used to chicory in my coffee in the true New Orleanian style, my taste buds want to embrace a strong-armed roast. I will try again!
I'm not usually a super big coffee drinker, but I ordered this as well as the Jingle Bell Java for Christmas. I love it so much that I've begun to really look forward to having a cup in the morning or even at night after work to wind down. It's a really smooth comforting flavor and is just super nice!
passable but not as good as some of the old favorites
By way of a disclaimer and to be honest, I'm not a coffee drinker. I buy this for my young adult son who's only recently left home. We get any coffee for him as whole beans, which he grinds and then he folds the rest of the package as small as possible to keep out air. I can tell you that in the weeks after he receives the Christmas blend, the bag quickly "shrinks" down to almost nothing, and then sits on our counter with maybe one pot's worth left for months. From what we gather (and what he will admit), he likes it a lot and drinks it almost non-stop until he realizes there's hardly any left, at which point he hoards it for a special occasion.
More practically from our end of the experience: the service is wonderful, the shipping is quick and accurate, and the packaging is attractive and clear to understand on the outside and seems to keep everything really fresh on the inside. The notes a person can smell in the coffee always match the description on the website very well, too.
Outstanding! All my coworkers in the Emergency Dept love the aroma as well as the taste!
I had my last cup of "Christmas Blend" yesterday, alas. Christmas Blend is full-flavored, complex and truly up to the majesty and glory of Christmas. My "everyday" coffee this morning was a big let down. But I am blessed with a gift of the Mystic Monk coffee of the month, and I can't wait till next Christmas.
Prompt service (even in the madness of holiday gift-ordering) and delicious blend...my family loved it!
Not as flavorful as Jingle Bell Java---would recommend it over the Christmas blend.
This is another blend of coffee that I look forward to around Christmas. The coffee has a robust taste and is not bitter at all.
It was a nice Christmas treat although I usually do not like flavored coffee.
Perhaps my expectations were too high. I've enjoyed your Advent/Christmas & Easter blends (and your espresso) over the years. But this blend just seemed lacking to me. It reminded me of a deep discount dark French roast; good, but not great. Go with the awesome Jingle Bell Java and other super coffees these monks purvey.
Coffee was excellent and have enjoyed ut very much....Thanks
Great gift for Christmas for coffee drinkers who want to start off the season right. We gave this to relatives who love coffee and want to support something more appropriate to their Christian lives. They loved it. We are fanatic buyers of the 5 lb bags of beans and will never go back. Crazy thing is that it is cheaper to buy than anything local.
Coffee is delicious - a great blend of flavors. Christmas Blend has become an annual Holiday gift to relatives and friends.
So good 5 stars
The Christmas blend is a wonderful roast with flavors that are subtle enough to enjoy but not overpowering. It seems to get better every year!
My wife LOVES your coffee,I LOVE the tee and Hot chocolate, after 65yr's I am allergic to coffee so I don't drink it.
I can't imagine a Christmas Season without your Christmas Blend. I enjoy the smooth taste yet it is stout enough to enjoy 1st thing in the morning. My palate may not be well defined I find this coffee to be a well balanced mixture of coffee beans. I will continue to purchase the Christmas blend in the future.
My husband loves your coffee....we were first sent it as a gift from my cousin Gary Ostanski...now I am ordering it for my husband myself....
Tried this last year and loved it...and reordered for a special treat for the season this year!
Totally enjoyed this rich, smooth coffee blend. Perfect at Christmas or any time. (I bought extra to enjoy beyond Holiday season.)
Very complexx rich taste. Went well with the eggnog I use this time of year
My family enjoyed breakfast after morning mass on Christmas Day and brewed a pot of the delicious Christmas Blend coffee. Great taste and "heavenly aroma"! It was a treat! Thank you.
"smell" not "small".
There was a bit of a delay in the arrival of this coffee...paid for 2-day Express but it arrived much later. No explanation but MMCoffee refunded the shipping cost. Maybe the delay accounted for the missing aroma. I used to small it on the way to the mailbox but not this time. In fact, I don't like the Christmas Blend at all. (Does this mean Purgatory for me?) I did want to like it, after a coffee-less Advent, but it is quite dull. If I order from the monks again I'll get the dark-roasted Midnight Vigil. I don't like flavored coffee so Jingle Bells is not an option. I am glad everyone else likes it.
One of my favorites, smooth & rich, will order more, if you have not had it I would recommend you try it.
I love Christmas blend. It actually tastes like Christmas. Will certainly purchase again
Very heavenly coffee!!!!!! Very rich with a smooth flavor! So, four thumbs up to you guys!!!!