This fine coffee just received a very good 90pt review from coffee expert, Kenneth Davis! Here is what he said:
" Sweetly roast-toned, chocolaty. Dark chocolate, gently scorched oak, cashew, lily, dried apple in aroma and cup. Gentle, backgrounded acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The rich, gently drying finish is laden with chocolate tones in the short and smoky oak and sweet flowers in the long." - Kenneth Davids, CoffeeReview.com, November 2016
A medium-dark roast with sweet peach tones mixed with hints of malt cocoa and charred cedar and a bittersweet aftertaste.
Thanksgiving Blend has become a Mystic Monk tradition as we craft a blend to complement the traditional Thanksgiving meal. The African coffee when roasted darker has sweeter peach tones and when combined with the Indonesian and South American coffees makes a gourmet roast that is bold enough to be enjoyed both with or without cream.
Jingle Bell Java
Hot Chocolate: Jingle Bell Java
This coffee is perfect, it became my favorite instantly!!! It came really quick, I opened it up, had a cup and had to order more to ensure that I didn't run out! Thank you!!!
Very tasty coffee. Service via the website was great and delivery was prompt. Will be ordering more soon!
My first time ordering and I am very happy. Service was prompt and the coffee is excellent. I will definitely order again.
I have been grinding my coffee since the late 1970's. My buddy was roasting coffee for United Coffee in San Francisco and got me started on grinding my coffee what a treat. There coffee was loved by Ronald Reagan so it was shipped to Sacramento and Washington DC when he became president. I have been exposed to all the different roasts Columbian, Kona, Sumatra etc.. I get my coffee from World Market these day's it's a good roast and they run a coffee club which is a real good deal. I have tried your Thanksgiving Blend and Columbian and have to tell you it has to be the best Bean coffee I have tasted. It is clean tasting no filmy after taste and just a delight to drink very impressed. My sister and a few of others will be ordering. Being a Irish Catholic Boy I'm always looking on how to support our Catholic communities will you got my support and I won't feel guilty enjoying each cup. Thank you Brother Monk's.
Very delicious blend. Not too bitter. Excellent choice for the season.
I love this blend - not too dark, but beautifully balanced. I hope it ends up being available throughout the year!
Nice dark roast that warms the soul...very good for those cold Thanksgiving mornings!
This was my first order and I was extremely happy! This coffee has a smooth and great flavor without being bitter!!! I can't wait to try some of the other Mystic Monk coffee I ordered!
Great great great!!!
All Mystic Monk coffees I have tried have been excellent. Their Thanksgiving Blend is no different. The blend is bold but not bitter. Love it!
Wonderful blend. Taste good while drinking and has a nice aftertaste. Need to buy more!
Love the variety of tastes in this coffee. The complexity will be a great match with fatty desserts, this year.
Thanks giving blend it an excellent blend. There are notes of chocolate and nuts. Clean not bitter. I used a Cuisinart drip coffee maker using bamboo #4 filter. I add a few shakes of salt to eliminate any remaining bitterness. 3 shakes of cinnamon powder complemt the fruit notes. Excellent... well done!
Very flavorful! Popular among guests!
I'm not a big fan of flavored coffee, and was pleased that this isn't a flavor. It has a mix of tastes that are hearty and go well with meals this time of year.
This is a vey bold and wonderful blend. I this a wonderful aroma and no bitterness.
I love this coffee. Definitely a good pick for the fall!
Great tasting coffee. Perfect for the winter months, planning on ordering more!
We've been enjoying Mystic Monk coffee all month now, so when the holiday blends came out, we had to try them. This Thanksgiving blend is delicious! I may have to order more if we want to serve this on Thanksgiving day!
Have not tried it yet since I am keeping it for Thanksgiving celebrations!
My favorite Mystic Monk coffee.
Fantastic and great tasting.
I'm waiting for Thanksgiving, soon I will be able to review. I have no doubt that it will be another great blend. Jack
This coffee is fantastic.
Brews a fantastic cup of coffee, served the way it should be (black). Note that this is a darker roast - not for someone seeking a flavored coffee.
Mystic Monk coffee is superior. Haven't had the hot chocolate yet, but looking forward to sipping some as the weather gets colder.
We love all of your coffee , Thankgiving Blend , soooo good , I wish you can do " MOCHA JAVA " real one . We are the " coffee peoples " so that will run out real quick . God Bless.
I have totally enjoyed the Thanksgiving blend. I had friends over the other day and they liked it and wanted to know where I it. I gladly gave them your information. Keep up the great work. Thank you for what you do. God bless.
I really enjoy this blend. It's a lovely, rich flavor to accompany these late autumn days. As someone who finds medium roasts a little lacking and dark roasts a little bitter, I find this blend just right! I've already come back for more.
Wonderful, rich aroma and full-bodied flavor. Just purchased more!
This is my third year of Thanksgiving Blend and I think it's a wonderful coffee. The flavor, depth, smoothness all make it an enjoyable treat every morning. I usually purchase whole bean, grind it and it's always perfect. The taste seems to agree so well with this time of year. Thank you, dear Monks, for your good coffees.
I have purchased the Thanksgiving Blend for several years. I love the rich flavor of the coffee and no bitterness after taste. This coffee is good by itself or served with your favorite dessert. Highly recommended.
This blend is great you should keep it all your long! It has plenty of flavor no bitterness and I know this is already used but this is definitely good to the last drop… Congratulations on a fine coffee.
Too bad it's only here once a year.
Great taste to start your morning and a comfortable blend to finish off your dinner.
Cool brisk days are perfect with the Thanksgiving Blend. The aroma of the chared wood is so pleasant as the bag is opened. Thank you for such a wonderful tasting coffee of a woody smoked flavour of cedar. Dark roast, smooth and sets me up for the fall day. A must for anyone who has to drink (coffee) and drive or is able to stay at home watching the leaves fall. Mystic Monks roast the best coffee!! Even a stronger brew is mild tasting and so delicious. I buy more than one bag. Try a bag of whole bean and ground.
Honestly! You've outdone yourselves. After trying a couple of your coffee beans, Mystic Monk Blend became my "go to" blend to look forward to every day. So I was hesitant to try the Thanksgiving Blend. I should have known better. When I opened the bag, I knew this coffee was something special. To my taste buds, if Mystic Monk Blend gets a 5-star rating, then I have to give Thanksgiving Blend a 5+ ! The blend is very rich, with darkish, nutty tones. Be generous as you add beans to your grinder! Buy a few extra bags for your freezer and warm to room temperature a day ahead of time. You won't be disappointed!
As I mentioned, I had it delive r ed to a very special friend... She loves it.... that is important because she is particularly difficult to please when it comes to coffee.
Cool morning air, changing colors in the trees and a hot cup of goodness makes for a great start to the day!
This is our first time trying this coffee and both my husband and I are thoroughly enjoying it. Wonderful flavor and no bitterness. Thank you and God bless!
Great taste and something new excellent
Medium bodied, very smooth. I normally go for the flavored coffees, but I liked the Thanksgiving blend's description. A great balanced flavor. Tastes like a high quality coffee as all the monks blends. Thank you for all that you do monks!
This coffee had excellent flavor. There was no bitterness. I take it with me to make coffee where I volunteer. It will be a hit. Thank you for another excellent product.
Really enjoy the taste. Enjoy all of your different flavors, one of my favorites if Jingle Bell Java. But Thanksgiving blend, comes in a close second
Delightful! Bought this coffee for my family and for gifts. Enjoyed by all! Well done monks.
I wait patiently every year for the Thanksgiving blend.
Another outstanding coffee from the Monks!!
We really enjoy Thanksgiving Blend. It is one of our favorites.
I am not a general fan of the darker roasts. I have lighter/sweeter coffee tastes. But I gave it a try because of the description and I am glad I did. This has great depth of flavor but does not go toward the "burnt" side of some darker roasts. I think this is a great common denominator for a group coffee offering especially if you want to have a non-flavored coffee available. I think for a big group having a pot of this Thanksgiving blend along with a pot of Pumpkin Spice would be a very hospitable thing to do. Happy Thanksgiving and God's Blessings and Peace to all.
I look forward to the Thanksgiving Blend every year. I love its smoothness and the hint of cocoa. I didn't realize until reading the description just now that there are peach tones mixed into it, but I can definitely taste the bittersweet. This is not a flavored coffee like Pumpkin and Spice. But it's a delicious blend.
I am giving this away as a gift so I cannot say I have tasted it. The package arrived when predicted. Great packaging.
I have not actually had an opportunity to try this one yet, as I just received it a few days ago, and am in the middle of a bag of Dark Roast Brazilian from Mystic Monk Coffee. But, I have no doubt that it will be just a wonderful as your other coffees!
Thank goodness for Thanksgiving blend coffee....it's delicious
Your email to me requested that I review the Thanksgiving Blend, ground. I can't comment on that because that ground coffee is a gift. For me, I bought, I buy whole bean. BTW, this year's Thanksgiving Blend, whole bean, is very good, similar in quality to 2014's.