Skip to comments.Traditional Carmelite Monks from Wyoming Start Coffee Business (My Title)
Posted on 06/25/2007 10:24:16 AM PDT by Pyro7480
Our Rule explains that as monks we need to earn our keep by the work of our hands. We were praying about what sort of product most people utilize on a daily basis, and it came to us that everyone needs coffee to start the day. On our side of things, roasting coffee can be very contemplative. It only takes one monk to run the roaster and bag the coffee, so it is very complimentary to our life.
All the brothers have worked together to perfect the Mystic Monk roasts, from the selection of beans, to the creation of special blends, to the final roasting. We will have many types and flavors of coffee, all available in full one-pound bags. Our selection will include Columbian, Dark Roast, Costa Rican, Guatemalan, Sumatran, Ethiopian, Mexican, Breakfast Blend, Hazelnut, French Vanilla, Irish Cream, Carmel, Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Raspberry, and Royal Rum Pecan.
The double-handed mug is our special Carmelite mug that we use in the refectory. It is an old custom in Carmel that we drink using two hands as a sign of gratitude for the gifts of food that God provides from our benefactors. Similar mugs, complete with the Mystic Monk logo, will also be available for purchase.
Deep in the hearts of these monks there is a profound loyalty to the Magisterium of the Church. Like their holy parents, St. Teresa and St. John of the Cross, they wish to always remain "loyal sons of the Church." They firmly embrace and accept each and every definition that has been set forth and declared by the unerring Magisterium of the Holy Catholic Church. They will forever remain firmly united to the Holy Father, the Supreme Pontiff and Shepherd of the Church of Jesus Christ, and the Bishops united to him. They are also determined to always remain in loyal obedience to their immediate shepherd, the Bishop of Cheyenne.
Father Daniel Mary watches as freshly roasted coffee beans pour out of a roaster at the Carmelite monastery in Clark, Wyo. A typical day begins around 4 a.m. for the Carmelite priest and the rest of the monks, who plan on selling the fresh coffee at select shops and over the Internet. (CNS/Dan Cepeda, Wyoming Catholic Register)
Cool! Do they have a website?
The coffe website apparently isn’t up yet, but go to the link above to either preorder or read about their monastery. They live a very austere lifestyle. They are Discalced monks in the middle of Wyoming. They still wear only sandals during the harsh winters there. Now THAT is hardcore.
Discalced Carmelites in Wyoming in Winter = Monksicles.
Excellent news. I’ve been ordering print cartridges from the Cistercians that run www.lasermonks.com for several years now. I’m glad to see other monasteries starting similar endeavors.
I like that.
that is sooo awesome!! I’ll be ordering some coffee in support of the good monks!
Cool! I’d love to get some coffee from them. Holy Cross Abbey in Berryville, VA, about 50 miles west from where I live, sells some great coffee from a sister Benedictine monastary in Venezuela.
Neat! I have a couple of coffee connoisseurs in my family.
I’ll have to check this out. I have always admired the Carmilites.
I recently discovered this great website, Monastary Greetings. This is the intro from their webpage:
Welcome to Monastery Greetings, a website and mail-order catalog that offer a wide variety of monastery-related products — many which are actually made in monasteries, abbeys, convents and hermitages. These include more than 50 communities in the United States and several in other parts of the world.”
Does my purchase help monasteries and religious communities?
Yes. Your purchase directly supports religious life. Participating monasteries, religious communities, and hermitages earn revenue from each sale of their products. Since many are cloistered and do not have the time and money to advertise their wonderful products, Monastery Greetings also helps them reach a wider audience.
Oh that is WAY cool! LOLOL
Sending to my wife!
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