Some greats of artistry and competition have that Michael Jordan DNA where once they've officially conquered their chosen field, they turn to a secondary field to continue to chase the high of total domination. You could probably argue that James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem "conquered" music—and since we stated as much in the article title there, let's go with that—before officially retiring with a series of much-hyped New York concerts last spring that even had a documentary about them and everything. Now, it's onto another, arguably more lucrative industry: Bean Juice.
Yes, James Murphy is getting into the coffee game—espresso, to be exact—and all of Brooklyn should be trembling in trepidation. (Can you hear the coffee cups rattling from where you are?) "I make a lot of coffee," Murphy said to the Grub Street section of New York Mag. "For my birthday, my girlfriend got me a training course with the world champion. That's what I'm going to do when I get back to London." His passion for java, Murphy says, will soon become a business venture, as he plans to "just go to a roaster who lives near me and start tweaking beans and temperatures... I have beans that I like. I like this sometimes and that sometimes."
Of course, this is a pun-courting development if ever there was one, and Stereogum asked their readers to share their best. The best was probably a tie between "Decaff Is Brewing At My House" and "New York, I Love You, But You're Bringing Me Grounds," but all we can think about is rewriting the entirety of "Losing My Edge." "I hear that you and your café have sold your Cappuccino machines and bought French presses. You wanna make something real. You wanna make a Macchiato."