CHARLIE Benante is an American Musician best known as the Drummer for Anthrax, a beloved Thrash Metal band. What you probably don’t know is that Charlie is so passionate about Coffee.
Actually, it’s a love story that begun in his early childhood: “I grew up in a large Italian family, and Coffee was a daily staple in our home”
AS A KID, I LOVED COFFEE SO MUCH, MY MOTHER SAID THAT AT ONE POINT SHE PUT SOME COFFEE IN MY BOTTLE
So it was kind of expected that he would enter the world of Coffee Roasting: For me, the taste of coffee is one of the greatest tastes that there is on earth, so I decided to create what was for me, the perfect cup of coffee.
Teaming up with Dark Matter Coffee Company, he created his own Coffee
Blends. They are now available through his Webstore.
You can find more products in his store, like Coffee Mugs and Coffee inspired T-Shirts, but hey, you ve been there for the Coffee!
His Coffee comes in two different varieties:
BE ALL END: a Dark Roast — Rich, deep, bold, and earthy, with a light citrus undertone.
FOREVER METAL: Medium Roast — Medium roast with bright, clean cup, mildly acidic, creamy finish.
They are both available in 12oz packages that are “Guaranteed freshness…The coffee is roasted and ground to order. To ensure freshness your coffee is then packaged and heat sealed in a specialty bag which contains a one way aroma lock, which prevents air from reaching your coffee before the bag is opened.” So, give it a try!
This however isn’t his first try to get into Coffee Business!
Years ago he he had joined Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine for a similar project. But we ‘ll probably get into this in a future article.
He also does his TALKING COFFEE EPISODES: Video conversations with famous musicians talking about coffee!
They are all available in his website, you can watch him talking with Brent Hinds from Mastodon, Slayer’s Tom Araya, David Ellefson of Megadeth and so many more. Quality isn’t always good, as many of them were filmed backstage, but hey, they are all really interesting!
Links: Charlie Benante, Charlie Benante Webstore, Charlie Benante Talking Coffee Episodes, Dark Matter Coffee