Megadeth bassist David Ellefson is brewing up some powerful coffee in his Minnesota hometown.
Ellefson, a co-founder of the thrash metal band, will debut Ellefson Coffee Co. in the small, southwestern Minnesota town of Jackson on Monday. The St. Paul Pioneer Press (http://bit.ly/2i68rGV ) reports a grand opening is planned this spring.
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Ellefson was born and grew up in Jackson, about 125 miles southwest of Minneapolis. He befriended local coffee shop owner Susan Reiter and worked with her to create a coffee blend called Urban Legend.
Ellefson and Reitner rebranded her shop. The store also features a "Museum of Deth," with displays from Ellefson's collection and memorabilia from other artists.
The 52-year-old Ellefson calls it "a true honor" to have a coffee brand in a shop on his hometown's main street.
Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, http://www.twincities.com