November 8, 2007
Thank God for coffee
The brewed extract of the roasted seeds of an evergreen bush of the genus Coffea is one of HaShem’s miracle drugs. Aside from its uplifting effect, it eases migraines and also appears to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, heart disease, diabetes mellitus type 2, cirrhosis of the liver, and gout.
So how to thank God for coffee?
My friend The One True b!X composed this prayer, popularly known as the ‘Hail Juan’ prayer”
An excellent sentiment, but Roman Catholic, like its purported patron saint, coffee grower Juan Valdez. Juan does not look Jewish, either.
So what is the proper Jewish blessing one should offer before sipping this magic elixir?
××¨×× ××ª× ×’ ×â××××× × ××× ××¢×××, ×©××× × ××× ××××¨×.â
Mmmmmmmmm, coffee! (I’m currently featuring Peet’s newly-released 2007 Holiday (non-sectarian) Blend.