Minnesota-based Ellefson Coffee Co. Shop will sell his coffee and music
By David Sands
March 7, 2017
It’s certainly turning out to be an exciting year for Dave Ellefson.
The iconic bassist just won a Grammy award for “Best Metal Performance” with his Megadeth bandmates back in February, and now he’s gearing up to take his coffee enterprise to the next level. From April 7-9, he’ll be celebrating the grand opening of his first brick-and-mortar Ellefson Coffee Co. shop in his hometown of Jackson, Minnesota.
A major java enthusiast, Ellefson launched his own coffee company last year. The Ellefson Coffee Co. brand offers blends like Roast in Peace, Kenya Thrash, She-Wolf and Urban Legend. The heavy metal icon’s Minnesota cafe held a soft opening on Jan. 10.
In addition to Ellefson’s coffee, the store will also serve as a retail outlet for his coffee brand’s products and titles and merchandise from his EMP music label. Visitors will also be able to check out the “Museum of Deth,” a permanent display of artifacts from Ellefson’s personal collection. The museum will feature items like the Ellefson’s Jackson High marching band uniform, as well as memorabilia from other artists including Machine Head, Max Cavalera, Coal Chamber, and KORN.
April’s grand opening event will be hosted by Ellefson with comedian (and That Metal Show co-host) Don Jamieson; Ellefson’s coffee and EMP music label partner Thom Hazaert will also be on hand for the festivities.
On Saturday, they’ll be joined by author Adrian Lee, who will take visitors on a paranormal tour of the Loon Lake Cemetery. The graveyard is rumored to be the final resting place of Mary Jane Terwilliger, a woman local folklore claims was buried alive there by her father for being a witch. This legend inspired the song “Mary Jane” from Megadeth’s So Far, So Good…So What album.
“This is our heavy metal spring break in Jackson!” says Ellefson. “We look forward to hosting some really fun events centering around my career’s roots and history in the area, as well as a chance to see some amazing memorabilia from my friends in music, film and TV”
The grand opening takes place April 7-9 at Ellefson’s cafe at 404 Second St. in Jackson, Minnesota .
Dave Ellefson brews Kenya Thrash
FBPO interview #1 with Dave Ellefson
FBPO interview #2 with Dave Ellefson