In case you weren’t aware, today is International Coffee Day. That sounds like a pretty arbitrary thing, but according to an expert (aka, the internet), it’s existed since 1983 and is used to promote fair trade coffee and to raise awareness for the plight of coffee growers. What’s that mean for you? Well, if you go to Dunkin Donuts, you can get a free coffee today, for one. For metal implications, your options might be a little more limited. Back in 2010, Dave Mustaine’s wife, who runs Net Worth Coffee Brokers. decided she would no longer be making Dave Mustaine coffee. Likewise, Pelican had their own coffee as well, but it was a limited edition run. Thankfully, there are still a few options for coffee-loving metal fans to indulge in their addiction.
Last month, Mastodon launched their own line of coffee along with Chicago’s Dark Matter Coffee. Black Blood coffee is their Unicorn Blood blend aged in Basil Hayden’s Bourbon Whiskey barrels. There are only 2,000 of them available worldwide, but they haven’t sold out yet, and are still available on the company’s website. You’re not so fortunate if you want to pick up Clovis Blood, which is the iced coffee version of the Black Blood. That was limited to only 500 bottles, and is long since gone.
Additionally, if you want high quality coffee that isn’t limited edition and still want some metal cred, talk to Mike Hill of Tombs. His Savage Gold Coffee Company launched around the same time as Tombs’ album of the same name. Hill’s philosophy is simple. He doesn’t want to sell anyone on his coffee, and only wants people that are on board. He states in his mission that the name is inspired by “the alchemical process of transmutation where a base material is turned into gold, where raw materials are transformed into a higher state.” So far, his only coffee he makes is Savage Gold Prime, but he says that a dark roast is coming soon. He also has a monthly subscription service, the Savage Gold Coffee Alliance, that’s will ship his java straight to your door.