I sort of stumbled on this by accident. As a huge fan of Lynch and a bit of a coffee addict, this interests me immensely. Has anyone out there by chance tried any of this, and, if so, is it any good? (Or rather, what does it taste like, since what tastes good to one person could potentially taste horrible to someone else.)
I’ve tried it, caffein addict that I am. It does nothing to make me forget mocha java or an impossibly rich Jamaican.
K.J., I gotta send you some Hawaiian Kona coffee. My Jamaican friend swears by the stuff since she’s tried it.
P.S. And this reminds me of the cappuccino scene from Mulholland Drive, ha.
I’ll shoot you my address, Blue!
I have tried a Kiamabara from Kenya @ nearly $20 p/lbs. Oh, my. Superb.
Sumatra Mandheling for me !
“creamy cocoa and hazelnut flavor from rugged Sierra Madres of Oaxaca,
Apparently David Lynch has a Fred Leuchter-like coffee habit. Right now I’m drinking Dazbog Coffee’s KGBlend. I’d also love to get my hands on some real Kona again.
There’s a video that usually plays ahead of films at the Film Forum in New York where David Lynch reminds the audience to go get his fresh coffee from the concession stand. Mixed feelings.
Is there opium in it?
No, but I also didn’t wake up half-naked next to Naomi Watts. That would have been acceptable.
I remember hearing David Lynch explain how he came up with that scene in Mulholland Dr. where Angelo Badalamenti is having his espresso. He was visiting and old friend of his or something, a lady, and her husband was the quietest guy in the universe, and he would just stare at david and not talk for the entire dinner party and this guy just stuck with david for years to follow, and when he was writing that scene that guy was the first to appear in his head.
yeah, I have mixed feelings about Lynch selling coffee in front of a movie as well. I LOVES me some coffee though! Around the holidays I paid nearly 30 a pound for some pure kona and I have to say, I was a tad disappointed. I think my favorite right now is Sumatra Black Satin. It’s delish. :)
I actually buy this stuff fairly regularly and think it is great. The French roast is superb, especially (but decaf, so…).
You can get a “good deal” on it via Amazon
The last few times I’ve ordered some it came with coasters featuring art from ‘six men getting sick’ and ‘Eraserhead’… plus you get the tins that say “I’m full of beans…”!
I love good coffee but I can’t afford it atm. I just drink Nescafe, what. Gets the job done.
Seems like it is not available in Europe. sad face
Why would you buy coffee on name alone? Unless it’s quality at a good price I couldn’t care less if Lynch scooped each bag up by hand or with Naomi Watts in a bunny suit.
I had this coffee when it first came out. Lynch was screening Inland Empire in Dallas 3 years ago (I think.) He then had an appearance at Central Market to promote his coffee the next day. I went to get my Blue Velvet poster signed and to meet him, not planning on buying any coffee, but the sample coffee was so fantastic I bought a pound. It really is very very good coffee worth the price.
Save your money and get yourself a good free trade Guatemalan Huehuetenango or Fraijanes.
Does it make you have surreal hallucinations?
@ Matt Parks , his coffee actually goes beyond “free” trade :
“While the Fair Trade Certified label guarantees that certified cooperatives of coffee growers (as opposed to single family farms) receive a minimum floor price for their product, we don’t pay to use the Fair Trade label on our packaging. Instead our supplier focuses on building direct relationships with our producers and signing multi-year contracts at fixed prices which they negotiate with the producers themselves.”
My amazing and thoughtful wife grabbed me a couple tins for X-mas 2 years ago and it went very quickly…very good bold taste! we use the tins for storage now :D
Berjuan: that was the very first thing I said when I got it :D
-“While the Fair Trade Certified label guarantees that certified cooperatives of coffee growers (as opposed to single family farms) receive a minimum floor price for their product, we don’t pay to use the Fair Trade label on our packaging. Instead our supplier focuses on building direct relationships with our producers and signing multi-year contracts at fixed prices which they negotiate with the producers themselves.”-
Interesting. That could be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on what the “fixed price” is. The fair trade system guarantees some transparency. Do you know from whom (what supplier) the coffee is sourced from?