There are days when you need a boost of caffeine to help keep you going. Whether you’re a college student trying to study for a big test, a parent who didn’t get much sleep, or are on your way to work while running on fumes, grabbing a premade beverage is often the answer. Yes, people love coffee, but sometimes you need more help than a cup of joe can give you. When that’s the case, Java Monster could be your drink of choice.
Known as a non-carbonated hybrid, Java Monster mixes Monster’s original energy drink blend with coffee and milk to create an iced coffee energy drink. While this powerhouse mixture is designed to give you enough energy to help make it through the day, just how much caffeine is inside? A 15-ounce can of Java Monster contains 200 mg of caffeine. This can be considered a high amount. Let’s take a deeper look into this drink and what all the fuss is about.
What Is Java Monster?
Java Monster isn’t new to the caffeine game. This popular beverage was introduced to the Monster Energy Drink brand in 2005. For caffeine lovers, the idea of mixing coffee and Monster’s energy blend was well received. Drinkers enjoyed the smooth, creamy texture and didn’t mind the slight aftertaste.
Still, it was an ideal way to convince coffee lovers to join the energy drink craze. Even better are the multiple flavors offered by Monster. Variety, energy, taste, and convenience are what keep people returning to this caffeinated beverage when they need a daily boost.
Here’s a look at the flavors currently offered by Java Monster:
- Loca Moca
- Kona Blend
- Vanilla Light
- Irish Blend
- Mean Bean
- Farmer’s Oats
- Salted Caramel
- Swiss Chocolate
The Caffeine in Java Monster
We’ve already mentioned that Java Monster has a very high caffeine content. The 200 mg of caffeine currently inside is more of a new thing, however. Originally, Java Monster had 188 mg of caffeine per can. Why the increase? Monster Energy hasn’t said exactly, but most likely they have added a bit more caffeine to help cater to those who use their drinks as an energy source.
Monster Energy Drinks have always appealed to busy people on the go. But why? It’s the combination of caffeine and sugar. Caffeine helps provide mental clarity and tricks the brain into thinking you aren’t tired. Sugar hypes the body up as well. Unfortunately, one of the most common issues of drinking energy drinks often is the resulting “crash.” This is what people often call the tiredness that sets in once the sugar and caffeine leave your system.
Java Monster Caffeine Comparison
Let’s take a look at how the caffeine in Java Monster compares to other energy drinks on the market.
|Bang Energy||300 mg of caffeine|
|Java Monster||200 mg of caffeine|
|Rockstar Energy||160 mg of caffeine|
|Monster Energy (original)||160 mg of caffeine|
|Red Bull||80 mg of caffeine|
Is Java Monster Safe?
Too much caffeine and sugar can be dangerous. The key when enjoying Java Monster, or any highly energized drink, is moderation. The FDA recommends that adults consume no more than 400 mg of caffeine per day. If we’re being honest, lots of us drink more than that. The key to safely consuming caffeine is knowing your tolerance.
Some people can drink one cup of coffee and have the jitters for hours. Others can enjoy coffee all day long and never feel any different. If you do well with caffeine, moderate how many Java Monsters you drink per day. The same can be said for the amount of sugar inside. While it may be tasty, you can have too much of a good thing.
As you can see, Java Monster is a tasty, yet highly caffeinated iced coffee and energy drink hybrid. If this is your drink of choice when you need a boost throughout your day, be careful. The 200 mg of caffeine inside can be a bit too much if you don’t take it easy. As with all energy drinks or highly caffeinated beverages, moderation is your best friend.
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