Wilco (The Coffee)
[photogallerylink id=30624 align=left]You can now have [lastfm]Wilco[/lastfm] with every meal: first they inspire a sandwich shop and then there’s the “Wilco Tango Foxtrot” beer from Lagunitas, and now you can have a Wilco-inspired coffee with your breakfast. Chicago’s own Intelligentsia Coffee presents “Wilco Selects” which they created with the help of bassist John Sirratt and Patrick Sansone’s taste buds. The two Wilco band members dropped by the Intelligentsia Cupping Lab to taste-test and pick out their favorite coffee.
[pullquote quote="The aromatics of coffee blossom and violet make way for an incredibly graceful and elegant cup."]The unanimous favorite? Single Origin, Organic Ethiopia Sidama Homecho Waeno, a coffee from the Sidama region of Ethopia where it is grown at the Homecho Waeno co-op. The description of this coffee in the Wilco store is incredible: “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.” If that doesn’t make you want a hot cup of coffee, we don’t know what will.
There is also a decaf option, aptly named “Wilco Doesn’t Select” as neither musician taste-tested this one and the band makes sure that you know that they didn’t pick it, but that “our friends at Intelligentsia tell us this is as good a decaf as it gets.” Both coffees are available for preorder on Wilco’s website store and even have a bundled option that includes two bags of coffee, two Wilco coffee mugs, and a surprise gift.
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