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St. Vincent “Bring Me Your Mugs”

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. 

Cost: $18 for 12oz. or for those true junkies $102 for 5 lbs.

St. Vincent isn’t the only coffee junkie.  Here are a few more musicians creating their own magic beans.

Blue Bottle "House Of Good"

James Murphy Blue Bottle “House Of Good”

Artist: James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem):

Collaborator Blue Bottle

Name: House Of Good

Cost: $20/lb

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

Styx Special Brew

Styx Special Brew

 

Artist: STYX

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.

George Jones 16 OZ Bag of Possum Coffee

George Jones Possum Coffee

 

Artist George Jones

Name: Possum Coffee (Possum was George’s nickname)

Cost: $15/lb.

Description:The coffee is locally roasted in Williamson county Tennessee

 

 

No magic beans though will guarantee success.  Sadly, both KISS Coffeeshouse and Dave Mustaine’s Net Worth Coffee Brokers have gone out of business.  Well I guess they can go back to playing music.

KISS Coffeehouse Rock and Roll All Nite...Drink Coffee Every Day    Dave Mustaine's Net Worth Coffee Brokers

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