Posted in music on February 25, 2014

by Wyatt Marshall

Lotsa Coffee Drippin': Murphy's blend
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Producer/DJ/director/man about town James Murphy may never see his plans to turn NYC subway cacophony into pleasant soothing xylophone sounds come to fruition, another long-brewing idea has now come to a boil.  Esquire reports that the espresso blend Murphy's been working on for a while has now hit the market. It's called "House of Good" and was developed as a collaboration between Murphy and Blue Bottle. It's descibed thusly:

Its flavor profile - 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 - or, perhaps, to that buzzing, syncopated synth line from "Dance Yrself Clean."
You can buy it online right now at $26 a pound and is available at the Boerum Hill location of Blue Bottle coffee (which opened today), for the next month in its espresso drinks.

For those keeping track, Murphy's been working on his coffee blend for about two years. You also may remember that "House of Good" is the name of the not-yet-realized store that the ex-LCD Soundsystem frontman plans to open in Brooklyn, which he told the NY Times will sell "cheap Chinese sneakers, whimsical socks, candy from Denmark" and luggage designed by Murphy, among other things.

"House of Good" isn't the only indie-rock edible out there -- Bonny Prince Billy made a coffee, too, and how could anyone forget Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks' "Cinnamon and Lesbians" ice cream flavor at Momofuku Milk Bar?

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Comments (29)

sold out.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2014 5:26 PM

LOL GET IT?

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2014 5:36 PM

Remember when musicians actually made music?

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2014 5:43 PM

Really looking forward to his sabra hummus blend.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2014 5:50 PM

@5:43 Why do BV commenters always bring the hate? Why can't a singer have the pinnacle of his career be a sold out show at MSG and move on to make coffee? I mean seriously, Brian Eno went on to do new things? Let Murphy do his thing too.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2014 5:51 PM

hey 5:51, what happened to that hot chubby chink chick in LCD?

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2014 6:05 PM

Chock full of grey beard clippings and scrotal sweat.

Posted by dirk funk | February 25, 2014 6:20 PM

5:51 Because he is a no talent, fat, bloated, red-nosed, piss-panted, smelly alcoholic. That's why.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2014 6:22 PM

$ 26/ lb. Get the fuck out of here.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2014 6:34 PM

It would be more legit if he partnered with Folgers.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2014 7:45 PM

Define 'indie' please.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2014 8:00 PM

Fuck this shit. America runs on Dunkin.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2014 8:10 PM

Why doesn't this fat fuck just move to Martha's Vineyard and collaborate with Carly Simon already. Such an uninteresting white stain this fucker is.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2014 8:15 PM

i think you meant flan tho

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2014 8:40 PM

"Boerum Hill"? More like "Bore 'Em Hell" if you ask me!

Posted by Donald Socket | February 25, 2014 9:06 PM

$26/lb gets my 3 bags of Dunkin'. Jeah.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2014 9:44 PM

coffee gives me the watershits. pee out of my butt, if you will.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2014 10:53 PM

He's kind of slovenly. I don't like that.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2014 11:30 PM

10 minutes to get an admittedly good cup of coffee for a stupid amount of money whilst witnessing douchebag barista "training" in a monster sized space full of slow drip labware pretty much makes me want to hurl my hot cup o joe at the fuckin wall.
Good for you James Murphy. I hope you're happy, now.

Posted by klicka | February 26, 2014 12:18 AM

$26/lb the fuck outta here you fat cumstain.

Who the fuck do you think you are?

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 12:37 AM

My parents can't afford 26 dollars a pound for coffee! My apartment in Williamsburg is already more than their mortgage in Iowa.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 7:41 AM

Wow, James Murphy continues to produce the most annoying memes of all time

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 9:25 AM

I'm a huge fan of LCD, but anyone who buys this coffee just because Murphy is behind it is out of their minds.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 9:34 AM

Man I can't wait to brew this coffee and relax in my whimsical socks whilst stroking my fine fine luggage.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 9:35 AM

this is just poppycock

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 10:37 AM

LOL.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 10:42 AM

I admit it. When it's open I'll stop in his shitty store once just so I can feel superior to it. Just like I did with Rough Trade.

And fuck him for that fake sellout.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 10:47 AM

can i get some of his milk for my coffee too?

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 1:17 PM

I swear to god if his shitty plan for music in NYC subways actually comes to fruition I will spill coffee in all the speakers

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2014 8:15 AM

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