Catholic Coffee

One of the really enjoyable things about being a blogger is that sometimes people send you random stuff from the other side of the globe. Today, my postman, who is used to handing over packets from round the world, presented me with a small, neatly packed box which contained a 12oz packet of Mystic Monk Coffee (Hermits' Bold Blend) sent as a gift from the Carmelite Monks of Wyoming. Here is the description from the website:
This special blend is an extraordinary, bold, coffee, with exquisite complex notes. A darker full bodied coffee, but unlike most medium dark coffees there are lively, spicy tones that remain. For many of the monks, this is their favorite blend. New!
The website is well worth browsing - I didn't know that it was a monk who first discovered coffee and the "about us" page talks of real monks and Catholic culture.

They have 40 young men discerning a vocation and are hoping to build a new monastery near the Rocky Mountains, together with a monastery of nuns and a retreat centre. The website of the Carmelites of Wyoming has more information about the community and a very good page about the Holy Carmelite Habit.

So if you like coffee, go over and get one of the Mystic Monk blends! As they say, unanswerably: "Catholics need a catholic coffee that supports a wholesome cause like a monastery." I'll be brewing some up tomorrow morning and will pour it into my Pope Benedict Fan Club mug - I'll remember to make a morning offering as they suggest.

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