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James Murphy considering own coffee line

By | Published on Wednesday 1 February 2012

LCD Soundsystem

David Lynch has one, as does that Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy bloke. I’m referring, of course, to signature coffee blends, as coveted by many an ‘alternative’ famous figure, even LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy. The DFA Records boss, who has been out promoting his dramatic debut as an “aging hipster” in new movie ‘The Comedy’, has revealed during a meeting with press that he is plotting his own line in espresso.

Says Murphy: “I make a lot of coffee. For my birthday, my girlfriend got me a training course with the world champion. That’s what I’m going to do when I get back to London”.

Asked how he planned to prepare for the venture, Murphy said he would “just go to a roaster who lives near me and start tweaking beans and temperatures”.

As for specifics relating to blend and bean-count (if that’s a thing), he wasn’t giving much away. “I can’t talk about that because I’m still in negotiations”, he said. “I love that we’re here and talking about a film, but I’m like, ‘I can’t really talk about the coffee”.

So if this acting lark doesn’t work out, and James still wants a sideline to his music, there’s always a second career as a coffee mogul to consider. And speaking of acting, here’s a clip from ‘The Comedy’: