A lover of the smell and taste of coffee since his youth, Benante launched his own line, "Benante's Blend," a couple years ago now. But just as he does with his music - ever growing, ever evolving - he's taken a step forward with his brand of coffee as well. Forging a collaboration with Dark Matter Coffee Co., Benante's coffee's have undergone a few enhancements leading to the brand's relaunch including incorporating higher quality beans as well as a slight change in the way the beans are roasted to boost the taste. But despite the upgrades, Benante will be keeping the price of his coffees exactly the same as before. Benante's Blend Coffee will still be available in two varieties, the "Be All End All" dark roast, and the more mellow "Forever Metal" blend.
"I'd been hearing about Dark Matter for awhile," explained Benante about how his partnership with Dark Matter Coffee came about. "They're based in Chicago where I live, so I tried some of their coffee and thought it was great. We hooked up, I went down to their headquarters and spent a day there just talking coffee, doing some tasting and I have to say, I felt like I was part of this coffee family. Everyone there really enjoys the art of coffee, as do I, so this was something I was really interested in being a part of."
Benante went on to add: "One of the most exciting things about working with Dark Matter Is that they're not just going to put out my two Benante's Blend coffee line; we're already talking about our next project, another coffee idea that will blow people away, and we're all really excited about that."
And in addition to coffee drinking - and coffee selling - Charlie Benante and Anthrax will be hitting the road in Europe again this summer, and then bringing their For All Kings tour back to the U.S. with performances scheduled at Rock Fest in Cadott, WI. on July 13, Chicago Open Air on July 14, and Rock USA in Oshkosh, WI. on July 15.
Click here to check out a recent video interview with Anthrax's Charlie Benante in AXS.com.