What is the Mormon substitute for coffee?

What is the Mormon substitute for coffee?

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  1. Faithful members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints abstain from consuming coffee, black tea, alcohol, and tobacco. There is no official or sanctioned substitute. Does there need to be?
    That said, popular drinks among Latter-day Saints in the US include various types of soda, hot chocolate, fruit smoothies, water (of course), milk, and so on. Some members drink herbal tea, which is fine. I can’t speak for other regions.

  2. I was a “practicing sailor” before I joined the church. Insert the stereotypical bad images for “practicing.” Navy coffee was my lifeline. Several 16 ounce mugs a day.
    I really didn’t experience any withdrawl from the caffeine, but I did miss the taste. I tried a couple of “tastes just like” substitutes, Postum and Pero. Close but not the same. After a few weeks, I didn’t even miss the coffee taste.

  3. Question: What is the Mormon substitute for coffee?
    The question seems to imply that coffee is so intrinsic to the human body that a replacement is needed.
    Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints follow what is known as the Word of Wisdom. It is counsel that was given to Joseph Smith as guidelines to follow and was eventually formalized into commandment, after the saints had been given time to adjust their lifestyle. Some habits and addictions can be hard to break.
    The Word of Wisdom counsels to eat healthy—including plenty of fruits, vegetables, and grains. Eat meat more sparingly and avoid certain substances, specifically:
    Any form of ingesting tobacco
    Strong drink (alcohol)
    Wine (except what you make yourself for the Sacrament)
    Hot drink (clarified to mean coffee and drinks made with tea leaves)
    Church leaders have further added illicit drugs and substances to the list.
    The whole point of the Word of Wisdom is to remember that our bodies are gifts from God and we are to treat them as such. Following the Word of Wisdom also keeps us from forming addictions that can remove our ability to feel the promptings of the spirit.
    Having dietary constraints is in no way unique to the Church of Jesus Christ, especially in the history of Judeo-Christian religion. There is an entire industry certifying products as kosher, based on dietary proscriptions given in the Law of Moses. Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were offered the same food given to King Nebuchadnezzar, but refused based on religious dietary restrictions. People treat the members of the Church as odd for not being allowed to eat certain things because of their religion. I find it odd that I people don’t seem to see “kosher” as the same thing, or at least don’t treat it the same way. It really is the same thing: God commands and in a display of faith, people obey.

  4. Who would even desire a substitute for coffee?
    As a member of the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints I don’t need a substitute. My dad, a marriage age convert to the church commented it was one of his hardest things to give up.
    Coffee has zero nutritional value, makes your breath bad, is destructive to your taste buds, keeps you awake at night and increases your heart rate for no good reason.
    And it appears to be hard habit to give up. If you don’t brew it yourself and go the Starbucks or equivalent route it’s a fairly costly daily habit in $$ and time.
    For those many coffee addicts who need coffee to get going every am, try getting to bed at a reasonable hour, limit sugar intake in the evening hours.
    The famed aviator Charles Lindbergh wouldn’t drink coffee because of the impact it had on him. People begging him to make an exception to his rule for his record New York to Paris flight, but he didn’t and managed to stay awake well over 40 hours without sleep; a feat then considered impossible.
    If I had 1% of the time, energy and $$ that firms the world over spend for thier employees on coffee not to mention the loss of productivity; I’d be a rich man.

  5. I’ve never really been a coffee drinker, but I have formed a fondness for mocha!
    Since I’m not supposed to be drinking coffee, I’ve found several suitable substitutes. My current favorite is called Dandy Blend.

  6. Mormon is a nickname for a number of denominations that believe in the Book of Mormon. I assume you’re asking this question to the largest of these groups, which is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    If you’re not used to drinking coffee there’s really no point in having a substitute. We might instead drink Milk or Juice in the morning, Herbal tea, or Hot chocolate to warm us up on a cold day or any other drink that is not Coffee, Black Tea or Alchohol. Pero is one drink that might come closest to coffee but is made with grain. I like it mixed with Hot Chocolate.
    One exception to the rule would be when we are sick. When I was a kid, my mom prescribed black tea to help get over a cold.
    Another thing to think about is that any substance that becomes an addiction is not good for us. We believe in balance and using the good foods and drink God has given us to maintain a healthy body and lifestyle. Some of us do that better than others.

  7. Prayer. I just can’t start my day without it.

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  8. I like hot chocolate or in the morning a cup of juice. I like orange juice or Tampico brand has really good juices. Or if I want some caffeine I’ll just drink a mountain dew or some kind of pop.

  9. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have long relied upon a revelation given by God in 1833 that alcohol, tobacco, coffee and tea were dangerous to health, both spiritual and physical. At present, no member of the Church of Jesus Christ may use these substances and enter the temples of the Church, although they are not subject to loss of membership.
    The revelation was premised on protecting those who accept the commandments from the “evils and designs” of conspiring men. Doctrine and Covenants 89
    3 Given for a principle with promise, adapted to the capacity of the weak and the weakest of all saints, who are or can be called saints.
    4 Behold, verily, thus saith the Lord unto you: In consequence of evils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of conspiring men in the last days, I have warned you, and forewarn you, by giving unto you this word of wisdom by revelation
    To this day, concentrated populations of Church members evidence above-average measures of good health. See, Genetics in Utah
    However, there is no “substitute” given for proscribed items—indeed, it would seem to me, at least, that the use of anything that would be a substitute for something proscribed should also be examined closely. The spirit of the law is to avoid substances that we would be better off without and to seek out foods and activities that promote overall spiritual and physical health. Any questions about whether use of a substance would be acceptable can be brought to local leadership.
    That said, speaking as a North American, there are times when you just have to drive through the night or work long hours to meet a crucial deadline. I think God understands that an artificial stimulant might be necessary on occasion. In any event there is no explicit rule against caffeinated drinks, as the world learned when faithful member, Mitt Romney, was observed to drink Diet Coke while campaigning for President of the United States.
    As a group, we have learned that life is just better without these substances. We avoid not only health consequences but also the costs of regular indulgence. See, e.g., https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1004&context=byusq
    Because I have mentioned Utah, let me clarify something for those willing to read a bit more…
    Today, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are found in just about every country and culture. Statistics and Church Facts | Total Church Membership
    The Church of Jesus Christ was organized on April 6, 1830 in Fayette, Seneca County, New York. It grew rapidly, to the dismay of locals who did not appreciate the political influence wielded by church leaders and eventually the majority of the Church’s members left the United States altogether and settled in what is now Utah. Pioneer Trek
    Owing to the history of the Church of Jesus Christ, many seem to feel that it is entirely represented by its North American membership—but this is now incorrect.
    Still, the concentration of Latter-day Saints in the states of Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Arizona does produce interesting cultural artifacts such as restaurant chains devoted to carbonated beverages. And in a world that largely cannot imagine a life without coffee and/or alcohol, I suppose any group that avoids these things will be distinctive in its own way.

    What is the Mormon substitute for coffee?

    What is the Mormon substitute for coffee?

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  10. My preferred morning drink is orange juice. It’s not a substitute since I never drank coffee.
    My personal favorite when I want something hot in the morning is dark hot chocolate with whipped cream on top.
    A few Latter-day Saints like Postum. I’m not one of them.
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church is incorrect) has a revelation received by Joseph Smith called the Word of Wisdom which talks about hot drinks (later defined as coffee and tea) saying they were not for “the body or belly” ( D&C 89:9 ). There is scientific evidence that hot tea and coffee can cause disease. English researchers have found that “drinking very hot tea (70°C or more) can increase the risk of cancer of the oesophagus, the muscular tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach…” I suspect that applies to all very hot drinks including coffee.
    Drinking Very Hot Tea Can Increase The Risk Of Throat Cancer

  11. Who says there has to be a substitute for coffee?
    I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for over 60 years. I have never had a cup of coffee. I don’t even like coffee-flavored candy, ice cream, or whatever..
    My life has just been fine without coffee. My favorite drinks are milk, hot chocolate, and Diet Dr Pepper.

  12. My substitute is generally speaking water. During the winter months I will have the occasional hot chocolate.
    Growing up my parents drank something called Caro and others I knew drank Postem. Personally I found both of them revolting.

  13. As a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints we can drink drinks made from grains like Postum. We can also drink hot chocolate. We shouldn’t drink coffee, tea or beverages with alcohol in them.


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