This has been a pet project for a while. I met Dennis from Strigo coffee though the Slinky parties. He used to rave in LA but moved to the east coast and set up a coffee roasting company with his wife. They still make the annual pilgrimage to Slinky to this day. After ordering some of his beans, I knew his stuff was quality. I had approached him about making my own blend to sell on his store. It took a bit of time since both of us were busy with other projects, but in September 2018, he sent me 4 different blends for consideration.
The first one I brewed blew me away. It was dark and rich and had notes of dark chocolate and berries. It was delicious. All 4 were damn good but there was something special about that first one. I decided that is the one I wanted to have my stamp of approval. I also wanted to do something special for this project, so the idea was to record a special mix that people would be able to access if they purchase a bag. I have been working with Ken on some mixtapes projects this year (you know, Alien Abduction and Cybersex 25) so I thought well it would be cool to incorporate a limited edition mixtape in this as well.
I was on vacation in Maui at the end of September and the first week of October and I was fortunate enough to DJ there 3 times during my trip. I ended up recording my set on Sunday, September 30th, at the Dirty Monkey in Lahaina. I decided this would be a great mix for the coffee project and sent the files to Ken to have him start the duplication.
Strigo currently uses stickers on brown coffee bags but I wanted to step it up. I don’t know when I will ever get my name on a coffee bag again, so I wanted to actually get some back printed for this release. I contacted my good friend and design wizard Jason Splat to help me out with this. He came up with a great design for the bag and the accompanying mixtape as well. I have to say I am pretty stoked about how all this came together. If you like a a good cup of brew click the links below and pick up a bag and a mixtape!
Purchase on StrigoCoffee.com
Purchase on PureAcid.com