Coffee Review – Mystic Monk Coffee Cowboy Blend

May 26, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Posted in Coffee Reviews | Leave a comment
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Kim and I were looking forward to trying this Cowboy Blend because we liked the other two Mystic Monk Coffees we tried. In fact we are out of the Hermit’s Blend because we shared it with friends and they liked it too. The Cowboy Blend is the Monk’s ( third best selling coffee. It is described as a daring blend of a delicious dark South American roast with a lively citric light roast, resulting in one delicious complex blend that comes alive in the mouth.

I like to open a bag and look at the beans and smell them. In the bag you can see a mixture of light and dark beans. There is a light aroma from the coffee. We brewed it in the auto-drip first and the aroma from the brewed coffee was light. We poured our first cups and tasted. Both of us thought it had a smooth taste and light body. We also tasted the citrus. We liked it but it seemed to have a lighter aroma and flavor than the Mexican Decaf.

The next day we tried it in the French Press. This was Kim’s favorite style of brewing and tasting. I think the French Press is becoming her favorite way to make coffee. We almost always drink our coffee black now, but I still miss my honey and cream. There was a slightly bolder flavor but still a smooth taste. It is a very mellow coffee. The citrus flavor was more pronounced here.

Lastly we brewed with the Chemex. To me this makes the cleanest tasting coffee. I think you really taste the flavor of the coffee here. To me this Cowboy Blend has a subtle or mild flavor and very little acidity. You can get the light citrus taste here. It is good, but I prefer a bolder taste of coffee. I like to smell the fresh brewed coffee before I swirl it around and pour it into my cup. When in the cup I like to slowly take that first taste and savor it. I’m trying to see which flavors I pick up and feel the body of the coffee.

We liked this coffee and Kim thought it would be a good afternoon coffee. Of the three Mystic Monk Coffees that we tried it was my least favorite. But that is not saying it is bad, it is just too mild for me. If you like a mild coffee this is one for you. You can purchase the coffee at We received this coffee for free and offer objective feedback. Be sure to check out our other coffee or coffee shop reviews too.

Until next time we hope for much GRACE and peace for you,

Bill and Kim

Romans 15:13; Psalm 34:1-10

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