Saxophonist Marcus Anderson has blended two of his favorite things – music and coffee, introducing four flavors of coffee under his new brand, And Coffee.
The launch of the coffee coincides with the release of a new CD of the same name. The CD is available online as is the coffee, which will also soon be available in retail stores.
Anderson said the flavors reflect his musical tastes with compositions on the CD bearing the same names and styles – Passion Blend (decaf), Cup of Joe (mild roast), Hazelnut, and Cappuccino Strut (bold roast). All are roasted and distributed in his home state of North Carolina. Each 12 oz. bag of ground coffee retails for $12.99.
“And Coffee” marks Anderson’s eighth album in 10 years. When not on the road performing his own tunes Anderson is on the road with Prince as part of his New Power Generation band.
“Touring with Prince has been rewarding in so many different ways; I feel as if I’m in grad school, business classes, and etiquette school all wrapped into one,” said Anderson.
“Coffee is a beverage enjoyed all over the world. People share the experience of drinking a cup of Joe with a stranger and begin to relate to one another. Mutual appreciation of music has the same kind of effect on people,” said Anderson. “I love being a part of products that bring us all together.”