As befitting a band whose songs are like the cozy embrace of an old hand-knit sweater, and country fresh, like the first rays of sun coming up over a rusty red barn, Wilco now has its own line of coffee beans—“Wilco Selection,” available for pre-order now through Chicago-based coffee makers Intelligentsia. It’s just the latest foray into making Wilco stuff that you can put all up inside your body, like the Toronto-based Wilco sandwich shop and the Wilco Tango Foxtrot beer, only this one is hand-selected by the band members themselves, who picked a bag of Organic Ethiopia Sidama Homecho Waeno as the best possible representation of potable Wilco.
And what does Wilco taste like in hot beverage form? According to the official description, “The body has a light and silky quality, like fresh whipped cream, that beautifully complements 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.” And then it does a seven-minute noise-rock jam in your colon. [Spinner via Pitchfork]