James Murphy @ 9th Annual WIRED Store Opening

When he broke up LCD Soundsystem, James Murphy had a lot of plans, and he’s followed through on many of them. But one goal that remains elusive is the one he announced nearly two years ago: To release his own blend of espresso. But now Murphy says that he’s done with the tinkering-and-experimenting part of the process, and that his coffee is ready.

Talking to Rolling Stone, Murphy describes the coffee: “It’s a very neutral espresso with really intense elements. No filler, all really good single-origin beans. It’s lighter than a traditional Italian roast, but not as light as a Nordic espresso‚ĶThe idea is that it should have a real complexity on the palate, like a single-origin does, but not be difficult on the finish. It should be very friendly.” If you are enough of a coffee nerd to understand what he’s talking about, I assume you’re excited now.

But Murphy and his collaborator, Blue Bottle Coffee founder James Freeman, have not yet done whatever business is necessary to start selling the stuff: “We’re heavily distracted and overbooked. We did the espresso thing and met up, I guess, a month ago, and we were like, ’Yeah! All right! Let’s do it! Okay! I’ll talk to you soon! Later!’ And we haven’t really figured out how to pull the trigger.”

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Comments (22)
  1. All I want

    is your bitter beers.

  2. Could replace my morning espresso, which I always have because I’m never as tired as when I’m waking up.

  3. “Dark Roast is Brewing at My House”

  4. James Murphy I love you, but you’re bringing me grounds.

  5. Matt Moskal  |   Posted on Dec 4th, 2013 -2

    “Pow Pow! I just shit my pants.”

  6. ”Im Losing My Blend”

  7. The coffee isn’t even bitter, because what’s the difference?

  8. Stereogum the PR firm

  9. If you go back to his interview with Stephen Colbert, when Stephen asks him other things he’d like to do besides music, the first thing he said was that he likes making coffee. I think this has been on his mind even longer than 2 years. Although, Colbert was wrong when he said that he wanted to open a Starbucks ; )

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