A brilliant priest of my acquaintance has sent a photo after having filled the rectory coffee nook with Mystic Monk Coffee K-Cups.
They also have very good taste in coffee mugs there.
I especially like the spiffy Star Trek effect from off the coffee maker’s light.
“But Father! But Father!”, some of you are saying anxiously, “What about Ash Wednesday? May I drink my Mystic Monk Coffee? I can drink my Mystic Monk Coffee, can’t I? Can’t I?”
As I have explained in the past, you can drink your Mystic Monk Coffee, even on Ash Wednesday with and as part of your full meal and two small snacks.
BUT…. no other kind of coffee is permitted.* Therefore buy lots of Mystic Monk Coffee NOW… before it’s TOO LATE!
Coffee would break the Eucharistic fast (one hour before Communion), since – pace fallentes - coffee is no longer water, but not the Lenten fast on Ash Wednesday.
(A different priest friend argues that morning coffee is medicinal and, therefore, permitted. Auctores scinduntur.)