I’m a seminarian studying at a certain ____ seminary (guess). I
have begun the practice of drinking Mystic Monk coffee. I’m am curious about the means by which you brew your Mystic Monk coffee. I have a standard Black & Decker auto drip coffee maker, but I find that it makes terrible coffee. It’s never hot enough, and when I let it sit so that it becomes hot, it burns. What coffee maker/method would you recommend? As a frequent coffee drinker, this is quite a crucial
issue. After all, what else will get me out of bed in the morning?
It’s not like we have Lauds chanted in Latin!
Drip coffee is acceptable provided the heating element will heat the water sufficiently. It should be just under the boiling point, say around 200° F. And make sure your coffee is ground for a filter. The coarseness of the grind makes a difference. I don’t have any suggestions for a brand of coffee maker. For a drip, I have had better luck with Cuisinart than with B and D. You can always do this manually, with a plastic filter folder and water heated on a stove.
I am sure readers have their own suggestions.
Burned coffee is among the most vile substances on the face of the earth and it is an affliction resulting from the sin of our first parents. It is to be vilified.
I also use a French Press from time to time as well as a stove-top “moka” pot style “espresso” maker. It isn’t espresso, but it is very sturdy. I do not have a good espresso machine.
The rite of making coffee should involve some Latin, you know. In the morning, I suggest chanting:
?. Noli diligere somnum ne te egestas opprimat aperi oculos tuos et saturare panibus.
If you have guests, they may respond:
?. Propter quod dicit surge qui dormis et exsurge a mortuis et inluminabit tibi Christus.
You may chant both yourself.
The coffee is then consumed (there may be a pause for the pouring, but from the pot directly into your WDTPRS mugs, and not from mug to mug).
If cream and sugar are to be added, the adding is completed at this time.
The coffee having been consumed, use your laptop – or desktop as an option, or a hand held mobile device as it is pastorally appropriate – and, thinking about the appropriate liturgical color for the day, order more Mystic Monk Coffee through Fr. Z’s link.
I hope that helps.