Now that a Wilco-themed sandwich shop and beer exists, it’s only logical that we should have our morning coffee with the band as well. Enter “Wilco Selects,” a brand new brew created by Chicago’s Intelligentsia Coffee with help from the distinguishing taste buds of bassist John Stirratt and multi-instrumentalist Patrick Sansone.
As Spinner points out, the Wilco-approved beans, which were grown by the Homecho Waeno co-op from the Sidama region of Ethiopia, are available for purchase in the band’s official online store right now, complete with mugs adorned with Wilco artwork. (The decaf version, “Wilco Doesn’t Select,” however, were not taste-tested by Sansone and Stirratt during their trip to Intelligentsia’s “Cupping Lab.”) Pre-order Wilco (The Coffee) here and check out a fancy description of the flavor below.
The aromatics of coffee blossom and violet make way for an incredibly graceful and elegant cup. The body has a light and silky quality, like fresh whipped cream, that beautifully compliments the ever-present note of citron, juniper berry and vanilla. As it cools, the cup blossoms into notes of confectioner’s sugar, rosehips, and soft raisin, resonating on a pristine finish with a touch of milk chocolate.
Quite the diverse array of flavors! Here’s hoping this venture hasn’t diverted too much attention away from Wilco (The Album (The Follow-Up)).