It’s the most wonderful tiiiiime of the yeeear!
That would be the time of the year when the Carmelite Monks of Wyoming bring out their twice-yearly limited special-blend Jingle Bell Java, and children dance in joy as their harried parents settle down for a cup of this so-incredibly-delicious-God-had-to-have-inspired-it blend and all becomes right with the world.
No kidding. This is the stuff. With its notes of white chocolate and bourbon, Jingle Bell Java has come to be the Christmas gift that people routinely go wild for at my husband’s job, and in the neighborhood, and it’s out in time for Thanksgiving!
The monks have put together a special Jingle Bell Joy giftpack, too – looks like it will be great for the hairdresser, the bus driver, the teacher, the letter carrier, and for you, too, because once you smell it, you have to brew it up and have some!
Their limited-edition Christmas Blend is pretty special, too.
Yes, I buy it as gifts, but I also lay in a supply of this stuff, because it disappears after Christmas, and I need it to help me get through those long, cold nights. I usually buy enough to get me to Easter, when Jingle Bell Java reappears as Pascha Java, and the world burst into rainbows, bunnies and song.
As some of you may recall, I have impossible fantasies that someday the Monks will open up a Java Drive-Thru, just for me:
. . . since the good monks at Mystic Monk Coffee have not yet figured out how to create a chain of drive-through monasteries at which I may satisfy my daily longing for their incredible, smooth, rich java I went to a different drive-through chain for an inferior but fast and hot blend.
(Aside: I love the idea of a drive-through monastery/coffee house. At the intercom you hear a chant: “Benedicite…Caaaan weeee heeeelp youuu?”
Me: “Monks! Gimmee coffee! The Dark Roast! The incredible Hazelnut! GIMMEE IRISH CREME COFFEE! And a Novena! And put it in a Saint-of-the-Day cup!”
Monk: “Deo Gratias…Wouuuulllld youuuu like a bleeeeeeeesssssinnnngg with that jaaavaaaa?”
Me: “Yes! Bless me till your blesser is broke and throw in a Pater Noster!”
Monk: “Alleluia Alleluia! Driiiiive thrrroooouugh toooo the seecond winnndoowww In nomine patrie…”
I would love that. But I digress…)
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