The nu metal band known for such hits as “Freak on a Leash” and “Make me Bad” has taken a foray into the food and beverage industry launching their own coffee brand.
The band from Bakersfield, California, known for being one of the headliners of the nu metal movement of the 1990s, has partnered with J. Gursey Coffee to create “Korn Koffee”, a certified blend of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, Guatemalan Huehuetenango, and Organic Peru beans.
The oddball entrepreneurship is allegedly inspired by the band’s fondness of caffeine to withstand the long sleepless hours on tour.
Guitarist James ‘Munky’ Shaffer said in their promotional video, “The Korn Koffee idea pretty much came up because we drink so much coffee on the road when we’re touring it’s good to have something to really kick you in the pants in the morning.”
Their product is described as “a smooth, dark roasted blend” specially curated by the members of the band.
The rocking coffee is available at their official site for US $15 (AU $21).
The band is going through some turbulent times of late. Last August they announced their return to the studio to record their first album since “The Serenity Of Suffering” in 2016, and fans were incredibly enthusiastic with the band’s launch of their “Follow The Leader” 20th anniversary tour.
But tragedy struck and in also in August, Jonathan Davis’ wife Deven Augustina Schuette died at the age of 39 following a battle with mental illness and addiction.
In early September, Davis returned to the band for the first time after his late wife’s passing to give a highly emotional performance at The Masonic in San Francisco as part of their “Follow The Leader” 20th anniversary tour. The frontman broke down in tears several times and during the encore of ‘4U’, he paused mid-song to tell the crowd, “This was my wife’s favourite song. I’m sorry.”