Finals Week Blend
Rwanda Dukundakawa - Whole Bean Only
I really enjoy a bold coffee flavor and this blend delivers it. It's a smooth coffee with a rich color and flavor. I love it!
Have tried all the dark roast coffees in my De'Longhi expresso maker. This is by far the best dark roast. Makes a great latte.
We love dark roast coffee. This one is a perfect take on the robust, roasted flavor that you expect to find. This one stops short of being completely dominated by the roasted flavor, though. It's a more complex, nuanced cup of coffee than many dark roasted coffees we've purchased elsewhere. We recently ordered another bag so we're hooked. Not that we're giving up our wonderful five-pound bag of Ethiopian single origin coffee. Every Mystic Monk coffee we've tried has been outstanding and special in its own way.
Bought this for my husband. He enjoyed so much that I will soon be setting up an auto ship for coffee from the Mystic Monks.
Very smooth and rich in flavor. Great job.
Mornings just would not be the same with out a rich cup of Hermit Bold Blend from our favorite monks!
I really like the Hermit's Bold Blend. I wish that Mystic Monk would come out with the K-cup or Monk-Shot version.
Whether you enjoy a bold, dark roast like Hermits Bold Blend, or a lighter (but still good to wake up to) roast like the Cowboy blend, you can't go wrong with Mystic Monk Coffees. I also like to switch in some Midnight Vigils every so often, its another good, rich taste. And the Keurig Breakfast Blend pods are favorites at work, I have to hide them or the folks in the office will use them up and leave me hanging!
Hermits bold is a very rich and great tasting coffee.
We like a nice dark bold coffee. This is one of the Mystic Monk blends we have in our rotation. Easy ordering & delivery process too.
Another great bold blend from the best coffee source in creation! It has a sharp, almost tart quality to its bold flavor that I really enjoy. Keep it up!
If you want tasty, smooth (not the least bitter), dark coffee that has understated fruitiness that doesn't overpower you, then this is THE PERFECT COFFEE. My wife and I switched from the very excellent Mystic Monk Espresso Blend to this coffee. We used to be regulars for Espresso Blend from the "other coffee company" and liked it. So that was the flavor we started with from Mystic Monk. But frankly Hermits Bold is just the best coffee we've made.
Have not opened the coffee yet. I know the coffee will be good from past use.
Outstanding blend. All of Mystic Monks coffees are delicious and smooth. Hermits Blend is bold, but doesn't have the tree bark or burnt wood flavor of major brands to obtain its bold taste. We have become regulars now and order all of our coffee via Mystic Monk. My wife's favorite is Hermits Blend and mine is Cowboy Blend.
While I normally enjoy a more "in your face" coffee, this blend is quite good. I have been very happy with the coffees I have purchased from Mystic Monk.
Bold and encouraging, Hermits Bold Blend is just the thing for waking up for the day's adventures. I am not a morning person, but after my two cups, I feel ready to face the world. Well, not the world: I actually am a lay hermit in private vows.
Stopped in Thermopolis at the Black Bear Cafe onthe way back from Yellowstone in October. Tried the Cowboy Blend and was smitten. Ever since we have been ordering your coffee bean blends back in Kansas City- love them all!!
Outstanding flavor! Very happy with my purchase.
This is a good morning cup of coffee for those of us who like a bold brew. And love the re-sealable packaging.
Great coffee! Super rich flavor and always fresh. Such a treat!
This is a very good tasting coffee that is also gentle on the stomach. We have been drinking it for almost two years.
I've been drinking this coffee for a while. Have it on reorder. It comes just in time and I always get compliments on it. I highly recommend it
The coffee is great! I wish you had notified me that if I had ordered one more bag, the freight would have been free, which would have offset the price of the fourth bag! Next time I will know better.
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In Game Seven of the World Series you don’t want a bland pitcher to lock down the game, you want someone bold to challenge the heart of the lineup.
With minutes left in the Super Bowl you don’t want a boisterous athlete on the field to make a statement, you want a bold commander to lead a sustained assault to drive your team to the championship.
When you’re standing before an appellate court you don’t want a boring monotonous monologue, you want a bold statement to sear your argument into the court’s memory.
When you dance with your new bride, you don’t want to be brash and embarrass her mere minutes into your marriage, you want to be bold and lead her around the floor like you know what you’re doing.
Bold, my friends - that single word sums up this coffee. Not bland or boisterous, not boring or brash.
You can start your day with more pricey or flashy coffees, or with more mainstream or mundane coffees, but why? Why not go out and seize the day like a Latin Carp with a mug full of Hermit’s Bold Blend?
The dark coffees comprising this blend create a robust flavor fusion which satiates the coffee-loving palate. For those who don’t dilute their coffee with cream or sugar, but enjoy a strong coffee flavor - this roast is neither too dry nor too watery, yet remains smooth and hardy.
Despite the strength of the flavor, it is an incredibly versatile coffee. In addition to my morning joe, it’s routinely used in our household when cooking desserts like Tiramisu or as an add-in to dark, rich chocolate frostings. The full-bodied flavor makes it a phenomenal coffee for cold brewing those icey, cream-filled coffee flavored drinks on hot summer days.
All told, this is one fine coffee. If you don’t like dark hearty coffees, then you should probably look elsewhere (I’ve also reviewed Cowboy Blend) but this is my favorite dark coffee. Ever.
Go forth and start your day with a stout, bold coffee and look no further than Hermits Bold Blend to set the tone.
This coffee is delicious with a great smell and blend. It is a gift to my taste buds. It keeps me going throughout the day, and the monks always send the coffee so quickly.
My first experience of Mystic Monk coffee was a bag of "Hermit's Blend" and it was extremely good. I will definitely order it again as well as try other blends.
Absolutely delicious......who needs Starbucks?! I love this coffee.
I enjoy a dark roast coffee and this coffee fit the bill I enjoy every sip each morning
This coffee is great
I am a tea drinker, but I bought some coffee for my mother in law who loves coffee. She raved about the wonderful flavor and how smooth the taste is. I tried it as well and I must say that it is delicious. This tea drinker might have to convert to drinking coffee.
I enjoyed Hermits Bold Blend. I am seriously considering changing my order. to 4 bags of Hermits Bold Blend.
Hermits bold blend is a great dark coffee! We get it every year for Christmas! Family favorite
I have been orderingoing this coffee for years. Quite simply, it's the best.
Outstanding,I make 2 cups,and that is all of coffee for the day,and that is a special way to start every day!
I bought this coffee for my daughter who was ecstatic! She had been debating asking for her "Favorite Coffee" for Christmas and I beat her to it! A great surprise :)
I am a serious coffee drinker and have developed a taste that hasademy friends and family consider me a coffee snob! LOl! When I first tried the Mystic monks coffee, I was blown away! The Cowboy Coffee and the Hermit's Bold blend are absolutely out of this world. Both of them have such a rich complex flavor that is absolutely extraordinary. There is no bitter aftertaste; it is just a pleasant nutty deep flavor. My hat is off to the wonderful monks who create these beautiful products. I have never been disappointed with anything I have tried. Thank you so much for your hard work and may God bless you this Christmas season and throughout the year!!!
We love Mystic Monk coffee and accessories! The dark roast coffees are delicious. We have two coffee canisters dressing up our counter, each with the Mystic Monk in it. A black one keeps our ground dark roast fresh and the silver one is for our medium roast. I love how it works: push out the air as you seal it up, then put on the lid. Beautiful AND functional!
Very good coffee! Wonderful flavor. Rich blend. Smells great while it's brewing. Best choice for me.
This is a very exquisite coffee from the monks. You can taste the delicate flavor of the coffee with only one sip of coffee in the morning. I recommend this delicious coffee for those who enjoy a calm and soothing morning.
I love your but better yet my friend a coffee critic said it was excellent! Thank you
Congratulations on this wonderful coffee. I do enjoy a strong brew in the morning and this product is definitely a bold adventure for the taste buds. Strong but no bitterness and not over roasted. Suits my palette and warms the body and soul. This should be a winner for you...
This is a special coffee. My wife likes her coffee on the mild side. Hermit's Bold is moving her to the bolder (better) side!
A strong dark coffee which does not need cream or sweetener.
Just got my coconut margarita a couple days ago; came very quickly and I was thrilled to open the box and breathe in the coffee. The flavor is perfect - I can tell what it is but it's not overpowering or artificial tasting. I'm planning to see if I can get it in decaf too just so I can have it more frequently!
An enjoyable blend!
I love this blend, very smooth but still full of flavor. Also, once I ordered it, it came amazingly fast... as if angels flew it here :)
This is a rich, smooth, non-acid coffee. Never bitter. Very comforting for the first contemplative moments of the day, and then delicious throughout the day.
I favor dark-roasted coffee, but not the burned and bitter stuff Starbucks sells; I've been buying coffee beans for decades from Quartermaine, a roaster in Rockville, Md., folks who know to quit roasting before crossing that line. Mystic Monk is the first coffee merchant I've ever come across with a similar sensibility. This Hermits Bold Blend is obviously fresh-roasted, has a wonderful, rich aroma and makes for a splendid and tasty brew. We usually brew to medium strength using a Bonavita drip machine but I came up with a particularly delicious cup or two using a press pot, six measures to four cups of water. Pow!
Wonderful, consistent flavor that is an automated part of our morning. Automated because we not only use a coffee pot with a built in grinder on a timer but also subscribe to make sure we never run out. As a former Starbucks consumer, we are thrilled not only with the flavor and service but even more so with the chance to help support a traditional order of religious. 10 stars were it available!
A brew of Hermits Bold Blend tastes as good as its predecessor beans smell. And those beans have a really great aroma. Rooty. Chocolaty. Complex. I like coffee very strong. Strong Hermits Blend Bold does not go harsh or bitter. My waking thought (after, "Good morning, God,") is, "Well, there's Hermits Bold out there."
I enjoy your coffees. I like expresso bold or dark. . I was born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia, I am used to dark coffees. I do not like flavored coffees. I enjoy adding a little coffee liquer to my coffe, or chocolate liquor.
My friends and relatives enjoy your coffees too.
I heard about Mystic Monk on a radio program about 4 years ago and have been using it exclusively since. I love Hermits Bold. It makes a wonderful gift.
Love this coffee. I've been buying the Monk's cofree for a few years. Always gets raves, my kids always ask for it for Christmas!
We had to start drinking Starbucks because we were out of Monks. We could really appreciate the Hermits Bold after being without
Probably my favorite of all the Monk coffees. Full body, smooth yet MANLY! God bless you monks for bringing a little sip of heaven to earth.
What can I say other then I love it. Monk might be cost a little bit more but it is so worth it. I an only allowed a pot of coffee once a week and may be get away with a cup or two on other days, but it is the only way to start a morning or end a fine dinner.
My favorite! What lovely coffee! Friends ask what brand it is and I hand them the flyer from my order.
My wife bought a small bag of this for me which I used in my Keurig. I'd always bought coffee from the gourmet bulk section at a local high-end store where I live. I've always been very picky when it comes to the coffee I drink because life is too short to drink bad coffee. I was somewhat skeptical but wanted to support the monks... and boy oh boy I could not have been more wrong! This coffee is WONDERFUL! I'm sold and going to buy this going forward! I'm proud to be able to support these monks who roast this great coffee and pray for all of us all at the same time!
I'm enjoying my first cup of this delicious blend right now, and I have to say this is my favorite so far! (I've tried a number of others from Mystic Monk) My only complaint is that this blend does not (yet) come in the 'monk shots' for my Keurig. I almost never buy coffee if it isn't for my Keurig, but I am glad I made the exception this time. I really hope you consider adding this to your "Monk Shot" lineup in the near future. You can be sure that I'll be first in line to purchase it. Thank you for the great coffee, and for saying 'yes' to your vocation! God bless.
Here in the Pacific Northwest (PNW), coffee IS culture and to reduce it to a "hot drink" is a clue that you're from out-of-state. I was searching for a roast that would help me take the flavors of the PNW everywhere I went (but not at the price of PNW coffee). When I tried Hermit's Bold Blend for the first time, the aroma just jolted me awake! It was crisp, and very inviting; you knew it was dark, but it had character and body, unlike the sludge some coffee roasters come up with. It really goes great with milk and, for me, the monks have created something that surpasses most of the coffee roasters in town! Give this one a try. It's like tasting the music of a well-sung Allegri Miserere.
Works really well with an Aeropress: about 30g coffee to 200g water, inverted, brew for five minutes (stir half way through). Still playing with the exact proportions, but I haven't made a bad cup yet. Comes out smooth, rich and complex.
I bought one pack of this from Monastery Greetings, and now I'm going to the Mystic Monks website for more. This is the best coffee I've ever made at home, and it's right up there with some of the very best I've gotten at coffee shops. It's bold, but not bitter--really has a rich taste. I just bought a single cup coffee maker which takes grounds in a reusable mesh filter. I can use less coffee in it than with the blend I was using, and it tastes better. I can't drink too much coffee, so I like what I do have to be really special--this is the best!
I have tasted many store brands of dark roast over the years and this blend and roast is superior! It is smoky and robust but does not leave a bitter taste. It is also very smooth.
This blend is my favorite. Big bold taste but smooth.
A great dark roast with lots of taste.