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If Coffee Smells So Good…

May 11th, 2010

FRED MCNAUGHTON – When I was little I loved the smell of coffee brewing in the morning.  My mom and dad would be getting ready for work and I could smell it wafting from the kitchen from my room.  Then one day my mom left me taste it.  IT TASTED LIKE PICKLE JUICE!!!!!  Yuck.  Thus was born the song, “If Coffee Smells So Good Why Does It Taste So Bad.”  Not only is it one of my most requested songs, I think it might be up there with one of the longest song titles of all time.

When I sing “The Coffee Song” in concert, kids inevitably ask me if I really don’t like the taste of coffee.  I tell them that when I was their age I didn’t like it, but that as I’ve gotten older, and have fried more of my taste buds, that I actually do enjoy drinking coffee in the morning.

Yesterday I received this email from listener – Pastor Melvin Flosser.  It made me laugh so much that I thought I would share it with you.


Dear Phredd,

Well, I was heading to church this morning with my wife and five kids sipping a cup of coffee (Sumatra beans fresh ground and made in a french press) and, well, let’s just say I was inspired.  A little silliness, a little caffeine and well, the rest just kinda flowed.  Hope you enjoy.

I’ve got this nagging question,
I pose it to you Phredd.
I really want to help you!
It really must be said!
You had a bad experience,
Like most the people had
If you drink pathetic coffee, then of course it’s bad!

Use bottled water, and grind your own beans!

If you do it right you will LOVE COFFEE!

I’ve got this nagging question
And also to your spouse
Did you just try Folgers
Or buy some Maxwell House?
Do you think Dunkin Donuts is gourmet? Oh how sad!
No wonder you think coffee is so awfully bad!

Don’t go to Turkey Hill, to buy coffee!

If you know what to buy you will LOVE coffee!

Coffee is so good!
If you make it like you should!
It doesn’t have to be
Bitter or acidy
Oh, it’s liquid love
A gift from up above
You will yell out loud for sure
Asking me for MORE!!

I’ve got a nagging question
I pose it to you Phredd
Don’t let people who can’t make coffee
Make you think it is all so bad!
If you just let me make you some then you will be so glad
You will know that coffee smells so good and does NOT taste bad!
Pastor M. Flosser.

Thanks Pastor Mel.  That made my day.  I think I will ask Eddie to fire up the WJTL Coffee Making Machine because now you got me hankering for a cup of joe.  Pour yourself your favorite hot beverage and enjoy the video.

  1. Stacey
    May 11th, 2010 at 10:48 | #1

    THAT is fabulous. But don’t tell Ann about the DD line…

  2. Connie Garlick
    May 11th, 2010 at 11:26 | #2

    But I LIKE pickle juice…

  3. May 11th, 2010 at 16:35 | #3

    OK, it worked. I am preparing to grind some beans right now. Sq. 1 Colombian to the rescue!

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