Question: Can Amish People Drink Coffee?

Since the Amish do not use electricity in their homes, most often they brew their coffee with a french press or a pour-over.

“Everyone is enjoying the coffee when they come to our house.”

Do Amish people drink alcohol?

It is a rare occurrence as Amish do not drink alcohol as a rule, but one Amish boy was stopped by police when he attempted to engage in a chase with a police car after he had drunk a beer.

Do Amish smoke or drink?

Amish and alcohol can and do mix. Alcohol, like tobacco and bed courtship, was one of the sticking points that caused them to split off in the 60’s. In the Old Order world it’s not so clear-cut. So it seems that the “New Order” do not drink at all, the Old Order may drink some, but still not a lot.

What kind of food do Amish eat?

Amish main meals are usually built around hearty meat dishes, such as pork chops, ham, roast beef, or meatloaf. Dairy products, especially eggs and cheese, are also important dietary staples. The Amish are known throughout the country for the quality of the cheese they produce and market.

Is the Amish diet healthy?

Amish children are about one-third as likely as non-Amish to be obese, according to a 2012 study in PLOS One. This means 50% lower rates of Type 2 diabetes. Some of this might be attributable to the Amish diet, which is heavy on pancakes, eggs and sausage for breakfast; and meat, potatoes, gravy and bread for dinner.

What do Amish do for fun?

Some Amish people even have non-Amish friends that they write letters to on a regular basis. Other fun and important activities among the Amish include games, both indoors and out. The Amish love to get together with their families at night to play a variety of board games.

Do the Amish have cell phones?

These private phones may be shared by more than one family. This allows the Amish to control their communication, and not have telephone calls invade their homes, but also to conduct business, as needed. Some New Order Amish will use cellphones and pagers, but most Old Order Amish will not.

Do the Amish celebrate Christmas?

Yes, the Amish definitely celebrate and recognize Christmas. Just like anyone else, Amish families each have their own family traditions, meals and ways of celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.

Do Amish men smoke?

In bucolic Lancaster County, Pa., the Amish grow their own tobacco. In keeping with traditional gender roles, the men smoke the tobacco in cigars, pipes or cigarettes, while the women largely tend to abstain.

What music do Amish listen to?

Amish do not play musical instruments because it is viewed as a means of self-expression, which would garner feelings of pride and superiority. Amish church songs derive from the Ausbund, the High German songbook, which has no musical notes. Tunes are passed on from generation to generation.

What do the Amish think of outsiders?

Most Amish people enjoy talking with outsiders, if they don’t feel like they are regarded as being ‘on display. ‘ The Amish don’t have television or radio and are just as curious about the outsiders, or “Englishers.” Amish communities’ shops & businesses are not open on Sundays (used for worship, visitation and rest).

Do Amish eat horses?

In an Amish community, horses are fed, given access to plenty of water and offered a dry place to sleep. The Amish family takes care of sick or injured horses.

Do Amish go to restaurants?

Amish family members have to go to town to do business and see the doctor, same as everyone else. And they may have to eat before the long trip home. I suppose they eat in “English” restaurants because they’re hungry and there are no Amish restaurants in the city.

Do Amish brush teeth?

AMISH PEOPLE AVOID CAVITIES DESPITE POOR DENTAL HABITS. The Amish of southwestern Michigan live quiet lives in rural seclusion, yet they are rebels. They are fond of desserts and jams. They do not brush their teeth every day, and most do not floss.

Are Amish inbreds?

Overview. Amish represent a collection of different demes or genetically closed communities. Since almost all Amish descend from about 200 18th-century founders, genetic disorders that come out due to inbreeding exist in more isolated districts (an example of the founder effect).

Why do the Amish not use electricity?

Because electricity comes from the grid, many Amish make their own electricity (generators, solar, wind, etc.) to supply power only for such things regarded as essential. Similarly, Amish don’t buy insurance, don’t contribute to social security, and don’t accept social security benefits.

Can Amish girls shave?

According to the Schwartzentruber Amish Ordinance Letter, Amish women are not permitted to shave their legs or underarms. Amish ordinances also forbid women from cutting their hair.

Can you take pictures of the Amish?

The Amish do not have their picture taken because they believe that photographs are “graven images.” Some don’t mind being photographed if their faces aren’t shown. These members of the Amish community don’t have a problem with being filmed or photographed as long as it is apparent they aren’t posing.

Do Amish use mirrors?

While the Amish do not take pictures of themselves, they do use mirrors. The use of a mirror is allowed because unlike a picture, it is not a graven image. Women use mirrors to do their hair and men use mirrors to shave.