Lifestyle

Stir It Up With Bob Marley Coffee

Okay first things first: turns out Bob Marley's been dead since 1981, and we, despite our best efforts, haven't found a way to conjure up a hologram of the late reggae singer a lá Tupac Shakur at Coachella last year. Well, not yet, anyway. But through the equally amazing power of genetics, the world can pay tribute to the legendary musician with Marley Coffee.


Rohan Marley, one of Bob Marley's eight children, started Marley Coffee in 2007 after buying 52 acres of land atop Jamaica’s Blue Mountain—one of the world's premier coffee-producing regions. Rohan runs his business with the idea of fulfilling his ancestors’ deep-rooted love for farming. 

"My father used to say that one day he was going to stop playing music and just farm. I am the other side of my father, the completion of his dream to return to farming," Rohan Marley says on the company's website. 

Marley Coffee is all about those peaceful reggae vibes: each batch is sustainably grown, ethically farmed, and artisan roasted. Bonus: every blend is named after a particular Bob Marley song, including: One Love, Lively Up!, and Get Up, Stand Up. And the Marley family knows a good pun when it sees one—the decaf blend is aptly named Simmer Down.

The 100-percent Arabica coffee comes from a single origin in Jamaica's Blue Mountains. The mountains' near-perfect coffee-growing conditions give the beans a full flavor, strong aroma, and rich taste. Grab a bag, grind those beans, make a pot, add some sugar, and Stir It Up. Sorry, had to do it. 


Jeremy Glass is the Vice editor for Supercompressor and always makes it a point to say that Ska preceded Reggae and not the other way around.