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Mormon Discussion: 341: Coffee – A Word of Wisdom

Today I talk about my navigation of the drugs as well as coffee and tea as a teenager including and my eventual abandonment of those things when I join Mormonism and follow Mormonism’s Word of Wisdom.  I discuss that after losing belief in Mormonism, the Word of Wisdom becomes just arbitrary rules, no longer upheld by a divine being and hence my desire to go back and re-evaluate what these things mean to me.  We focus on coffee and how I have navigated the space of being a coffee drinker.  My Morning coffee while I sit at my desk at Family Pawn before we open working on the podcast drinking my homemade cold brew is one of the many highlights of my day.   And we end by highlighting a Local (to me) Utah Coffee company, Red Roca Coffee, and explain how to make your own cold brew.    Red Roca Coffee was started by a post Mormon in his basement in American Fork Utah.  and his brand ties into the post Mormon experience.  Below I share all the products I use to make my delicious cold brew coffee and help you get a great deal on Fresh Red Roca Coffee Beans.

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Items I use to make Cold Brew
Coffee Bean Grinder
Glass Jar to store your delicious coffee
Cold Brew Filters

Videos on How to Make Cold Brew
Basic concept on smaller scale of how I make mine
Three ways to make cold brew
Why Cold Brew and How
20 recipes and general info on Cold Brew


1 thought on “Mormon Discussion: 341: Coffee – A Word of Wisdom”

  1. Really enjoyed this episode Bill. Thank you for doing it. Coffee has become my favorite post-Mo thing. I’ve always loved the smell, but now, well, you explained it well in the podcast. I love a number of types of coffee, (I own 12 (yes, 12) different coffee makers), but love it black best of all (good, fresh roasted, freshly ground, of course), brewed by any number of methods… except Kuerig! (BTW, my wife and I made the coffee served at the breakfast gathering of COCA that you and your wife attended in St. George; we tend to be asked to make coffee for many the gatherings.) Like you, I also LOVE cold brewed coffee, and have made it lots (at least 6) different ways. My all-time favorite way is using the cold brewer from BodyBrew (, it’s really well thought out, well designed, and well made, and it’s dropped in price A LOT since we first got one. Worth a look for sure. Thanks again for the fun episode!

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