Coffee bowls and 2-handled mugs- Jehovah Java

I’ve posted two other posts on coffee, (Free coffee post,and “is coffee spiritual” post) and how the enjoyment of it is a true spiritual practice. I’ve wanted to find more information about the Carmelite monks who use no handle mugs so they can be fully present, and appreciative to their Creator during their daily practice of sipping their warm brew.

Jehovah Java-the God who provides coffee? Okay, I’m not sure about the Hebrew on that one, but here are more information and links for coffee lovers, or people who love them.

What is a coffee bowl? Used is Peru, France, and various other places in the world, a coffee bowl is grasped with two hands and coffee is sipped. This also keeps the hands warm. (You can locate the one pictured below, here.)

coffee bowl

café au lait bowl


Here’s another item that promises to warm up hands when filled with hot cocoa or coffee. (find it here)

no handles

This “Mystic Monk (2-handled) Mug” looks like a practical joke. It harkens back to the idea of the hands-on method of drinking coffee, and it’s a bargain among the others here, at only $6.99. Mystic Monk Coffee is a brand created and Carmelite monks in Wyoming who roast their own blends to support their solitary life of prayer. They have many varieties, including a fair trade blend, Carmel, Cowboy Blend, Hermit’s Bold Blend, and Midnight Vigil, among them. They also have a sampler pack with free shipping, and a coffee club-how handy.

Modern monk style mug

Modern monk style mug



Coffee Taste-tester Monk

Coffee Taste-tester Monk


What’s your favorite container to hold coffee, and why?


One response to “Coffee bowls and 2-handled mugs- Jehovah Java

  1. Now I know why Hemingway keeps referring to “bowls” of coffee at the hotel in “The Sun Also Rises”! “Coffee is good for you. It’s the caffeine in it. Caffeine puts a man on her horse and a woman in his grave.”

    Anyway, I have two favorite mugs: One that I purchased at the Folger Shakespeare Library in D. C. on a family road trip when my kids were little. The other I bought in Stratford at Anne Hathaway’s cottage when Becky and I were there. It has Bill’s image on one side and on the other a quote from the opening scene of Henry V: “‘Twould drink the cup and all.” I love that line because it is delivered by a corrupt archbishop who explains his strategy for starting a war with France to avoid taxes on church revenues. The irony is so positively stratified . . . or Stratfordified.