James Murphy's Coffee Business and Five Other Musically Inclined Food and Beverage Ventures
LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy makes "a lot of coffee." Just how much? Enough to develop a gourmet espresso brand.
According to New York Magazine's Grub Street blog, the semi-retired 41 year old is teaming up with a New York City roaster who'll tweak beans and temperatures to create the perfect cup of indie drip.
"I thought it would be fun," Murphy tells Grub Street's Jada Yuan. "I have beans that I like. I like this sometimes and that sometimes. Sometimes in the middle."
In the meantime, enjoy snacks and beverage from other musicians who've dipped their toes into the food industry.
Since 2002, electronic music pioneer Moby has owned a little tea shop and vegetarian cafe on Manhattan's Lower East Side. They offer something like 98 varieties of teas and a bunch of soups, salads, and sandwiches -- not to mention vegan "goodies" and wine.
Tool's Maynard James Keenan
For $425, alternative metalhead winos can order the Caduceus 2005 Box Set, a six-bottle sampler of some of Keenan's finest wine. Dude owns a vineyard in central Arizona and he's been stomping grapes since 2004.
Who needs Van Halen when you have a multi-million dollar tequila company and a better career than David Lee Roth? Hagar sold 80 percent of his interest in Cabo Wabo for a whopping $80-million deal. "Mas Tequila" and mucho dinero.
South Africa's on the rise in terms of wine. But Dave Matthews opted to buy his vineyard in Virginia. He does about 5,000 cases per year and the company's known for its Petit Verdot.
Some mornings you wake up craving a 430-calorie sausage, egg, and cheese croissant sandwich packed with enriched bleached flour, natural and artificial flavors, and 740-milligrams of sodium. That's why the world has Jimmy Dean.
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