Thank God for coffee

” target=”_top”>HaShem’s miracle drugs.  Aside from its uplifting effect, it eases migraines and also appears to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, heart disease, diabetes mellitus type 2, cirrhosis of the liver, and gout.

So how to thank God for coffee?

My friend


Hail Juan
Full of grace
The Bean is with Thee.

Blessed art Thou among bloggers
And blessed is the fruit of Thy agriculture

Holy Juan
Father of *twitch*
Pray for us sinners
Now and at the hour of our final cup

An excellent sentiment, but Roman Catholic, like its purported patron saint, coffee grower Juan Valdez.  Juan does not look Jewish, either.

So what is the proper Jewish blessing one should offer before sipping this magic elixir?

ברוך אתה ה’ ×â€‘×œ×•×”×™× ×• מלך העולם, שהכל × ×”×™×” בדברו.‏

Transliteration: Barukh ata Adonai Eloheinu Melekh ha‑olam, she‑hakol nih’ye bidvaro.

Translation: “Blessed are you, LORD, our God, King of the universe, through whose word everything comes into being.

Mmmmmmmmm, coffee!  (I’m currently featuring Peet’s newly-released