A Cup of Coffee (1980) Mormon anti-coffee short


#1

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#3

Bringing a cup of coffee to “Mrs. Olson”. . . ?

Better make sure it’s “mountain grown.”


#4

Having grown up Mormon, this YouTube channel brings back some cringeworthy memories.


#5

This is the final straw. I can’t do this any longer.


#6

paging @slybevel how good / awful is this one compared to the others you had to watch?


#7

I’m surprised she didn’t have Nels get her coffee for her.


#8

Funny…when my adult kids swing by the house, they laugh and gag at the pot of Folgers that’s been stewing away all morning. I always tell them that there are caffeine-deprived Mormon children out in Utah who would love to have some of that caustic shit. Spoiled brats.


#9

Oh wow. This is just like sitting in Teachers’ Quorum and watching the old filmstrips. The Church had dozens of them at the time, complete with the little one-frame-at-a-time projectors, and a “BEEP” when it was time to turn the frame.

They clearly videoed it to add the ASL.

“I thought she was such a good member of the church!”

This one wasn’t that great. The filmstrips were getting a little long in the tooth by my time.

“Cipher in the Snow” was shown to us a lot, and others like Saturday’s Warrior.


#10

Golly, those wise, gentle older immigrant women always seem to know how to find the best tasting stuff.


#11

… isn’t that dude the guy from 7th Heaven?


#12

Well the northern europeans loooooove their coffee though why they like folgers boggles me. As annoying as a Starbucks on every corner is, that is what coffee pretty much was till they came along.


#13

Sure looks like him.


#14

So, it doesn’t matter if you’re a good person, dedicated to your work, faithful churchgoer…pouring yourself a cup of coffee is enough to make two children no longer have any respect for you?

Great to know where the priorities lie in that religion.


#15

So, my dude sometimes calls me “Mahana” because of the video about Johnny Lingo. I’m going to have to surprise him with that youtube channel, because I feel like his recaps can’t possibly do justice to the vintage videography.

Maybe we can watch it over a cup of coffee. :slightly_smiling: I’d say coffee & cigarettes, but we quit the cancer sticks last year :smiley:


#16

It’s even worse. Think about the implications of the story. Having an addiction is bad. Enabling someone else’s addiction is totally okay.


#17

It seems like this is a great opportunity for her to lecture Mrs. Olson about her coffee habit, instead of indulging that infidel. She can’t escape with that broken ankle!


#18

Good point!


#19

I was not aware that northern Europeans actually did like Folgers (or were you joking?) It’s an American brand, actually started by a guy from a New England whaling family who moved to California and figured he could make money selling pre-ground coffee to gold miners, who typically ground their own beans by mashing them in a cast iron pan and boiling the resulting mess over a fire.

Most ground/canned coffees are cheap Robusta beans, not Arabica, but surprisingly Robusta beans taste incredible when cold-brewed (since they are naturally bitter, cold brewing avoids more bitterness)-- if not for the percolator I’d say Mrs. Olson actually was making a good cup of coffee.

This should probably be a separate topic on bbs if anyone wants to continue the line of conversation.


#20

We had to watch CitS in junior high, and we weren’t even Mormon. Early eighties South Dakota.

I think our general reaction was “wut?”