“They were so good, it was like poppin’ M & Ms.” That’s what one advisor said about the chocolate-covered espresso beans served up at the Women of the ELCA Café at the youth gathering. But there’s more to Mark’s story.
At the 2006 youth gathering he enjoyed the chocolate-covered espresso beans so much that he ate two whole mugs full of them! Later that night he had heart palpitations and thought he was having a heart attack. He ended up in the emergency room where the doctor diagnosed the problem: too much caffeine in his system. You think?
Mark’s wife said he could return to the 2009 youth gathering under one condition: no espresso beans. He stopped by our Café this morning to tell us his story.
And a note to his wife back home in Naperville, Illinois: he had no chocolate-covered espresso beans while he visited with us this morning.