Sold out! Our next roast of this fine coffee will be in November 2017
This fine coffee just received an excellent 91pt review from coffee expert, Kenneth Davis! Here is what he said:
" Rich, roast-rounded. Almond, dark chocolate, strawberry guava, rhododendron-like flowers, orange zest in aroma and cup. Mild, sweet-toned acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The chocolate-framed finish is quietly resonant and deeply sweet, with continued hints of flowers." - Kenneth Davids, CoffeeReview.com, November 2016
Crafted using the best Arabica beans of the season, Christmas Blend 2016 has festive notes of citrus and blueberry, with a smooth malt-toned chocolate aftertaste.
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!!!!
It was given as a gift and they said it was the best coffee ever!
This is the first time I ordered your coffee. It was rich and smooth flavor, with absolutely no bitterness. The entire family enjoyed it. Thank you!
Delivery was faster than quoted. Nice!
I was apprehensive when I smelled spicy fragrance emanating from the bag, as I dislike flavored coffee. However, after grinding and brewing my first French-press pot, I was pleasantly surprised. My coffee-drinking guests at the Christmas table gave unsolicited kudos to the blend. Thank you and may God bless your monastery always!
This is my second year giving this coffee at Christmas. I almost didn't this year but some of the previous recipients appeared to be expecting it again so once again I ordered the Christmas Blend and Jingle Bell Java, both in ground and monk shots to cover everybody, I also ended up, just as last year, making two orders. This coffee cannot be beat. I love where it come from too. The product is wonderful and the customer service cannot be beat. Thank you again for your dedicated service.
I purchased the christmas blend for gifts. However, I the Hermits blend was for myself, as always it is delightful! Thank you for the quick shipping.
I am so pleased with the beautiful gift wrap of my order. I felt proud to give it as a gift.
Also the coffee I ordered is awesome, always consistent great flavor
I'm a first time buyer into the higher quality coffee. I'm glad this was my first purchase. I would definitely recommend it. I was nervous at first because I usually went with the generic grocery store coffee. Not anymore. This will be my go to place for coffee. Glad I found it.
The taste of Christmas Blend is wonderful, with depth and layers of flavor, but I do not detect as much body as some of the other coffees from Mystic Monk. Great was the speedy service and delivery, even a few days before Christmas. Your service beats every other online provider. Thank you.
My family liked your coffee last year and I am sure they will enjoy it again this year.
These were given as gifts.
Wonderful! Love the coffee!
Very smooth :)
Gave Xmas blend to son-in-law for Xmas. Will let you know his opinion! Received complimentary bag of Jingle Bell Java with my order and really like it!
Haven't tried it yet...may not get to if I need to use it as a gift!
I thoroughly enjoy the Christmas Blend Coffee. I drink my coffee black, very hot and fairly strong so the flavor of the Christmas Blend is perfect. This is a great after dinner coffee with dessert or first thing in the morning by itself. I highly recommend this coffee to everyone.
Everyone who tastes this coffee loves it!! It is a wonderful blend! Perfect for this time of year!
The Monks make delicious coffee, fresh and fragrant. This coffee is beautifully packaged for Christmas, making it a perfect gift for the whole Christmas Season. The monks always get orders out quickly, too.
Very nice flavor! Very Smooth! Please recommend something darker and stronger for my next order. Thank you!
The monks have come through again with their Christmas Blend. I love the smooth taste and subtle chocolate notes.
We have been enjoying the Cowboy and Christmas brews. Thanks Mystic Monks!
Another Great Coffee! You might want to consider bringing this back as an Easter Blend to companion with Pascha Java.
This is really amazing coffee. Got it last year as gift. Purchased some for myself this year and some to send as gifts...
I can always count on the Monks for speedy delivery of the best coffee on the planet. Great job, guys !!
Loving this coffee - perfect holiday treat!
Thank you for your delivering such good coffee gifts ! May God bless you all and your work ! Carol in NH
I gave this as a gift and was very happy to hear that it is really good. One recipient said it is one of the best coffees she has ever had.
If it wasn't so expensive I'd bulk order a dozen to have all year. Light fresh coffee as a liquid Christmas confection should be
We send this as a gift to family. They are enjoying it a lot. Thanks to the Monks for brewing special blends. Enjoyed by all.
Much of our order is for Christmas presents. However we did save a Hermits Bold Blend for ourselves and we are
enjoying it's great flavor as I write this. Excellent Taste ! Thanks
Good, strong coffee, that's not bitter tasting.
I think I have found my new favorite coffee. The Jingle Bell Java is a great holiday coffee, flavorful spices, strong but not overpowering. The Christmas Blend is also delicious. I really would like to try more of the blends.
This coffee is always such a yummy treat during this time of year and we look forward in giving it as gifts, too!
We have always enjoyed the very special flavor of the Christmas blend coffee. It is one of our favorites and we also give it away as gifts.
Mystic Monk is definitely worth the premium price for the blends we've tried so far (Cowboy, MM Blend, Midnight, Jingle Bell). You keep making them and we'll keep trying them.
This holiday coffee blend is wonderful.
We are saving the Christmas blend for the week before Christmas, but l couldn't wait to try the yummy smelling Jingle Bell Java. While it smelled sweet with notes of caramel which lingers, it was underwhelming for me. I may mix the two together for a more robust flavor. Still, this is the only coffee l've ever consumed knowing that every drop contains prayers from my Carmelites of the Rockies. Now that is a warm hug on a cold morning. God bless!
We LOVE everything about you and this delicious coffee!
The coffees are incredible - best served in a mystic monk mug. Thank you and Merry Christmas!
This coffee is just perfect for giving at Christmas. I buy extra to donate to our outreach center. Everyone in our house looks forward each year to this delicious treat! Merry Christmas.
I received some a year ago as a gift and loved it. I bought this coffee as a Christmas gift for our priests.