We conceptualized URBAN LEGEND in partnership with Coffee Choices, a great independent coffee shop in my hometown of Jackson, MN. It actually came about on one of my trips home, via conversation with Susan Reiter, the proprietor of Coffee Choices, and famed paranormal investigator and writer Adrian Lee. His new book Mysterious Midwest: Unwrapping Urban Legends and Ghostly Takes From The Dead, which I wrote the forward for, contained the Story of MARY JANE TERWILLEGAR, the young girl from a local “Urban Legend”, immortalized in the Megadeth song MARY JANE.
And we all thought what a cool idea to do a partner coffee blend, based around not only Adrian’s book, and the legend of Mary Jane, but a celebration of all things spooky. So we turned to our amazing coffee artisan friends at PARLIAMENT COFFEE ROASTERS and collectively, concocted the amazing roast that has become URBAN LEGEND, a rich, bold, Earthy blend of premium Latin American, Indonesian, and East African coffees.
As if that wasn’t enough,we also enlisted the services of legendary horror and comic book artist “Mister” Sam Shearon to create some imaging to make the bag as memorable as the coffee.
URBAN LEGEND is not only a premium coffee blend, but also a nod to Jackson, and the great people there, and to the scary Urban Legend we all lost sleep over.
At Ellefson Coffee Company, we take great strides to support local and independent businesses, and what better way to give back to one we truly love and support. So brew yourself a pot of Urban Legend, and sit back with a scary story. Tis’ the season.