Chassidic Story About Coffee
Excerpt from The Jewish Spirit Journal:
The daughter of Rabbi Meir of Premishlan told this story:
She used to prepare coffee for her father, Rabbi Meir, every day. One day, her sister said to her, "why don't you let me have the mitzvah for once?" So she let her sister prepare the coffee that day.
But when she offered the cup to her father, he pushed it away; he didn't want to drink it. When she asked him why, he said,
"If you want to serve me coffee, you have to know how to do it. First, one puts in the coffee, which is the aspect of judgment; then, one puts in the sugar, which is the aspect of sweetening judgment. But you put them in the reverse order! You put the sugar in and then the coffee. So the judgments are floating on top!"
More Chassidic stories about coffee can be found here.