It’s restorative! It’s roborative! It’s enthralling for cats!

I had an email today from the Brothers of the Little Oratory in San Diego who have a blog.

They have received a shipment of Mystic Monk Coffee.

Their cats were ensorceled, mostly, though they both had to crawl into the box.

They need WDTPRS mugs, I think.

Those are just two of the photos.  Hijinx abounded.

Mystic Monk Coffee!   Refresh your coffee supply now and help the Carmelites in Wyoming.

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  1. Maltese says:

    By the looks of the cat in the second photo I would hazard a guess and say he had a bit too much Mystic Monk!

  2. fieldsparrow says:

    I commented on their blog as well, but as the “parent” of three cats myself, I love pictures of cats climbing into boxes. I’ve got a pretty good one of my Noodle wedging herself into one of those fridge-pack pop boxes. Must inspect!

  3. tzard says:

    Wow, that cat in the bottom picture is at least 4 feet high!

  4. Tom says:


    Something to stump The Leprechaun. Great word, originating from mid-16th century Old French.

  5. Daniel Latinus says:

    Maybe this can be a new line for the Carmelites: pet treats!

    (Actually other monasteries do sell pet treats.)

  6. Melody says:

    Awww… love hearing about fellow Cat-holic Catholics!

  7. Desertfalcon says:

    Oh, Melody……..”Cat-holic”……

    I don’t know if cats on caffeine is a good idea. Even if they are Catholic cats.

  8. levent says:

    Cats on caffeine is definitely not a good thing. +1 to @Desertfalcon

  9. Norah says:

    There was a great picture story book around when my children were young called “My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes”.

    Maybe there’s something wrong with me but I thought that the Mystic Monk Coffee made in a plunger was very weak and bland. We bought an espresso coffee maker and liked the coffee from that better.

  10. Norah: I thought that the Mystic Monk Coffee made in a plunger was very weak and bland

    If you were able to make good coffee with the espresso pot, but not so good coffee with the plunge pot, it may be that your technique with the plunge pot could be adjusted.

    I use water that is about 190-200 F, in other words, not boiling. You want the aromatic oils in the infusion, not in the air. I pour the water over the grounds and then give the whole a good stir. Then I let the mixture sit for a minute or so. After that I depress the plunger.

    That technique generally works well for me when I use the plunge-pot.

  11. irishgirl says:

    The cat in the second picture looks pretty wired! His eyes are glowing! ‘Twilight Zone’ theme, anyone?
    Too much caffeine, I fear-yeah, I know that caffeine is not good for either cats or dogs!
    (I’m a dog lover myself)

  12. Melody says:

    @Desertfalcon, I was referring to the owners of course. Haha.

    Also, FYI, caffeine is poisonous to felines.

  13. jbpolhamus says:

    I’m glad you all got a kick out of the cats, I assure you they stick to water and milk. They really don’t need any caffeine anyway, as they’re up before dawn and playing till after Midnight Vigils! But if their thespian exertions prompt you to go support the Mystic Monks of Wyoming, then it was all worthwhile:-) Blessed Lent to all.

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