Why Strangely Warmed & Who’s the guy on the label?
In eighteenth-century England there were 10,000 sex-workers plying their trade on the streets of London. Binge drinking and gambling were widespread. The UK had descended into decadence and immorality. Yet, the nation changed. One turning point came on 24th May 1738 when a Church of England cleric named John Wesley went to a prayer meeting in Aldersgate Street, in his own words, “very unwillingly.”
Later that night, he recorded, “I felt my heart strangely warmed.” From there he was propelled into the open fields to proclaim Good News to the poor and marginalized of the British Isles and the Methodist Revival was born. It wasn’t long before the fires of revival jumped the pond to America. Not only were lives changed, entire communities were transformed as alcoholics gave up their bottles, street children were educated and the poor received access to healthcare for the first time. One of Wesley’s maxims was:
“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”
At Strangely Warmed, we seek to carry on Wesley’s legacy of “doing good” with the best-quality, responsibly sourced, locally roasted coffee.
Strangely Warmed Coffee: Tastes Good. Feels Good. Does Good.