"With typical good humor, deep research, a genuine love and devotion to the subject, and just enough of that characteristic snark to keep it funny, Schenck takes the novice and the aficionado alike on a coffee journey that will leave you craving not only coffee but the connections in community that have made its enjoyment so transformative for thousands of years."
The Surprising Connection between Coffee and Faith—From Dancing Goats to Satan’s Drink
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From the coffee bean’s discovery by ninth-century Ethiopian Muslims to being condemned as “Satan’s drink” by medieval Christians, to becoming an integral part of Passover in America, coffee has fueled prayer and shaped religious culture for generations.
In Holy Grounds, Tim Schenck explores the relationship between coffee and religion. Along the way, he examines the power of ritual, introduces readers to the patron saint of coffee, wonders about ethical considerations, and explores lessons people of faith should learn from coffeehouse culture about building healthy, authentic community.