A reminder from Penjing about your coffee supply!

And speaking of Wyoming

WDTPRS commentator "Lynne at Hasty Brook" joined Penjing when she wrote:

I brewed my first pot of Midnight Vigils Blend from Mystic Monks this morning. Its deep flavor without any bitterness is perfect on this chilly, blustery day!

You are eventually going to have to refresh your supply of coffee

Mystic Monk Coffee will be shipped to you by the Carmelites in … wait for it… Northern Wyoming.   Get it?  Wyoming? 

Please consider trying their good coffee for the first time or refreshing your supply through my link.

Furthermore, Penjing adds…

"I’m 盆景, and I endorse this coffee!"

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18 Responses to A reminder from Penjing about your coffee supply!

  1. frjim4321 says:

    Quite sadly I had to give up caffeine a couple years ago due to health issues. Not being able to drink real coffee is quite a loss, and the fake stuff is not even close. Keurig K-Cups with Emeril’s Big Easy decaf is about as good as it ever gets for me.

  2. Penjing’s endorsement is reason enough to buy this coffee even if it comes from… Northern Wyoming!

  3. Paula says:

    Sounds like a good Christmas gift. Now if only I could remember those nuns who make soap, I’d be set.

  4. kelleyb says:

    Paula,
    http://www.monialesop.org
    These are Sisters make wonderful soaps and lotions.
    I love the Mystic Monk coffee. It is flavorful, wonderful and addictive. :-) We have been brewing this wonderful stuff for 20 months!

  5. capchoirgirl says:

    Yup yup yup buy the soap!!! The lotion and lip balm are good too!
    (I’m biased, sorry–I’m discerning with them!–but it really *is* good!)

  6. yatzer says:

    I still don’t see what’s to get about Wyoming. My kids tell me I’m sometimes a bit dense, so maybe they’re correct.

  7. Mary Bruno says:

    I buy Free Trade Coffee at our parish, but when I read this I am so tempted to change brands….

  8. greg the beachcomber says:

    A note on bitterness and coffee: Bitterness is almost always a product of over extraction, that is, trying to get too much out of your coffee by using too few beans, or too much water, depending on how you look at it. If too few grounds are exposed to too much water, the water first dissolves the solids you want in your cup, then goes on to dissolve the ones you don’t, the ones which cause bitterness. Ironically, most people think using too many beans causes bitterness and cut back, increasing their chances of a bitter cup.

    Two tablespoons of unground beans for every 6 ounces of coffee is generally the recommended ratio; if you find the resulting brew a little strong for your taste, add hot water to the brewed coffee to taste. (A cup of coffee is six ounces, not eight, which is why coffee makers’ measurements often seem off.)

    In other words, to get the most out of the monks’ fine brew, don’t skimp on the beans.

  9. Thomas G. says:

    I just got mine in the mail and tried it this morning – it’s WONDERFUL coffee, free of the harsh bitterness that marks virtually every other coffee I’ve had.

    This stuff beats Starbucks, hands down.

  10. frater says:

    Can any reader suggested the preferred way to brew Mystic Monks coffee? Will I get a good cuppa using my Mister Coffee-type machine, or a percolator, or French press? I would like to get the best benefit of the coffee. Thanks for any and all help.

  11. frater: I would avoid the percolator. Percolators keep boiling the coffee, which releases the essential oils (flavor) into the air. Perc coffee smells great, but your flavor is going into the air and not into your cup.

    Drip or French press.

  12. Thomas G: Thanks for the review! This is good coffee and it is competitively priced, to boot.

  13. Liz F says:

    At church today somebody was upset as to why we have Folgers for our coffee and rolls instead of supporting the monks. Golly, I never thought about it. I think we will be approaching Father about changing over. Good idea! I have noticed that Mystic Monk Coffee seems to fly off of the shelves at our local, Catholic bookstore. Yay, bean by bean!

  14. Liz F: Good thinking! Suggest that the coffee might be ordered through my link. Get the large format bags (under the wholesale tab) to save money.

  15. TonyLayne says:

    I just got one of the Value Packs yesterday. I’m set for the next month at least!

  16. TonyLane: Be sure to let us know how you like it!

  17. TonyLayne says:

    Let me put it this way:

    I’m Tony Layne, and I endorse this coffee!

  18. irishgirl says:

    I can’t drink coffee-it does funny things to my heart.

    I’m a tea drinker myself.

    That said-more ‘power to the monks’!

    Any updates on their building permits?