We aren’t surprised when we see that musicians brand themselves with alcohol. ZZ Top and Sammy Hagar have Tequilla. Jay-Z has his cognac and of course Willie Nelson has his Whiskey River to name but a few.
The new go-to product for musicians now seems to be coffee.
St. Vincent is a big coffee fan. So much so that has has teamed up with Intellgentsia to create her “Bring Me Your Mugs” based off her “Bring Me Your Loves” song from her brilliant new album.
“I love coffee. I sometimes get excited at night thinking of the coffee I’ll get to drink in the morning. Coffee is reason to wake up. There are other reasons, of course. But coffee is the incentive, at the very least. I love Intelligentsia coffee. I have stood at their counter waiting for my order, like a fan waiting for a show. Eager. Expectant. So when my favorite coffee shop approached me about collaborating on a signature coffee, I was thrilled.”
She sounds like a coffee junkie to me. The coffee is called Flecha Roja and described as vibrant and sugary… marked by flavors of poached pear, rosewater, and yellow plum.
St. Vincent isn’t the only coffee junkie. Here are a few more musicians creating their own magic beans.
Artist: James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem):
Collaborator Blue Bottle
Name: House Of Good
Description:dried cherry, cocoa, meyer lemon – is a harmony between the voluptuous and the austere: It’s akin to the second movement of Carl Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3
Collaborator: The Coffee Fool
Name: Styx Special Brew
Cost: $12.95 for 10oz.
Description: STYX is offering the same high quality, super smooth, bold bean which fuels the band before, during and after each concert on the road. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of STYX Special Brew will go to support many hand-picked, small charities all over the country who need a little help.
Artist George Jones
Name: Possum Coffee (Possum was George’s nickname)
Description:The coffee is locally roasted in Williamson county Tennessee