There is a German coffee drink called “Pharisee”. But what is it? Why is it called so? The story goes that a pastor of a congregation in the late 1800 was against alcohol, or actually ungodly drinking. Once there was a baptism, and the congregation served coffee, but secretely flavoured it with rum. They hid the scent of the rum by topping the coffee with a thick layer of whipped cream. The pastor received regular coffee with whipped cream on top. At some point, however, he realised that his fellows’ drinks that seemed just about alright from the outside were defiled inside. And he cried out, “O, You Pharisees”. Read up more about Pharisaism by means of the sermon by Ari Savuoja, on Sunday, 16 August 2015 (BF).


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