I hate coffee but love Java Monster, what am I doing wrong
May 10, 2008 6:57 PM Subscribe
I've never liked coffee. But I've discovered I love Java Monster energy drinks, which are basically cold coffee, right? At three bucks a can, though, these are becoming impractical. My attempts to recreate the flavor thus far have failed.
posted by waraw to Food & Drink (23 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Surely there's a cheaper way for me to get my fix. But even when I add plenty of sugar/splenda, and cream/non-dairy creamer/milk/half&half (I've tried all of these) I never seem to get the flavor right. Plain coffee just tastes, well, yucky to me. But too much sugar and it's yucky plus sickly sweet. I've even tried iced coffee from Starbucks, in different blends and explaining my normal coffee aversion to the barista asking for the best mix (with a good tip). And still... blech.
What I'd like is a recipe that I can make using either my hand-me-down Mr Coffee or an inexpensive new model, in bulk (a gallon or two) that I can put in the fridge for my morning's serving all week. Doesn't have to include the fancy-dancy taurine or whathaveyou they put in Monster Energy stuff. Take into account my near-total ignorance of all things java. Note that I have tried all of the JME flavors and like them all, so a plain-vanilla version would be great, but extra points if you can add recommendations for also achieving the flavor of their extra-super-delish Russian and Irish blends. My wallet thanks you.