Ralph Steadman

Black Coffee Roasting Company

This spring, on a late night over a lager I asked my computer screen, if I were able to get one artist to design a label, anyone in the world, who would it be? Ralph Steadman was the clear first answer. With the help of The Google I found his address, crafted a note, and emailed him and then went upstairs to tell my wife that I was quite (overly) confident that it was going to work out… Ralph Steadman would design a label for us… Her eyes rolled with a laugh… another one of a million ideas… I am full of them, amongst other things. The next morning there was already a reply. I couldn’t feel more honored…incredible artwork from an incredible artist.
Ralph Steadman, the British cartoonist/artist who is perhaps best known for his iconic Hunter S. Thompson art, has illustrated numerous books, including Alice in Wonderland, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and The Grapes of Ralph, amongst many others. If you are unfamiliar with his art it is well worth the time to familiarize yourself, as he is one of the most iconic imagery creators of our day.

We are SO appreciative of his working with us on this label, and took a great deal of time selecting the beans that go into this Sumatra-based blend. So it has arrived… Hunting Season, 2012, the earth is shifting…Get thee to thy forest… HUNT


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