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Megadeth’s David Ellefson Plans Grand Opening of Minnesota Coffee Shop

Ellefson Coffee Co.
Ellefson Coffee Co.

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson is best known for his work on record and onstage, but he also runs his own record label (EMP Group) and has been selling his own brand of coffee via mail order. In April, the grand opening celebration for the first brick and mortar Ellefson Coffee Co. shop will be held in Ellefson’s hometown of Jackson, Minn.

The April 7-9 event will be attended by Ellefson, and will be co-hosted by comedian Don Jamieson (That Metal Show). Jamieson says, “He’s a Grammy-winning musician, thrash metal legend and now… Mega Barista! When David and I spoke about this event I was immediately excited to jump on board. In fact, after a few cups of his Kenya Thrash blend I may just run all the way to Jackson, Minn. So come raise a glass of java, and join us for this celebration of Ellefson Coffee.”

In addition to serving Ellefson’s various blends of coffee including Roast in Peace, She Wolf, Kenya Thrash and Urban Legend, Ellefson Coffee Co. will also sell products and memorabilia from both the coffee company and the EMP Label Group.

The shop will also house the Museum of Deth, featuring memorabilia from Ellefson’s personal collection such as his high school marching band uniform along with items he’s collected from other artists such as Machine Head, Korn, Max Cavalera and Coal Chamber.

Ellefson says, “This is our heavy metal spring break in Jackson! 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.”

Part of the weekend’s grand opening festivities will be a paranormal exploration of Loon Lake Cemetery, where the inspiration for the Megadeth song “Mary Jane” was purportedly buried as a youth. For more information about Ellefson Coffee Co. and the grand opening weekend, go here.

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