Tag Archives: coffee

Will the LDS Church ever overturn the ban on hot drinks?

By Eric Johnson There has been plenty of Internet speculation in recent month concerning a possible change in Mormonism to allow coffee and tea, both of which were banned in the Word of Wisdom. Imagine the rejoicing of retail establishments such as Starbucks and Beans and Brews throughout Utah, Idaho, Arizona and Wyoming if the current ban were […]

Why are Mormons not allowed to drink coffee?

Mormons are not allowed to drink coffee because of the Word of Wisdom, which is a health law found in the unique LDS scripture Doctrine & Covenants 89 whereby God supposedly commanded His people to abstain from hot drinks (interpreted as coffee and tea) as well as tobacco, excessive amounts of meat, and alcoholic beverages. […]