A hand-crafted cup of coffee made with freshly ground beans provides a delicious and aromatic cup of joe. Why not take that experience to the next level by pairing it with some soulful tunes?
The best way to enjoy this pairing is to brew your favorite beans in a French press, pour yourself a cup, and then stream some of these amazing tracks. As you enjoy the music, note how each track compliments the aroma, flavor and body of your coffee.
This list has been curated by a coffee professional who enjoys sharing his love for coffee with his passion for great music. In addition to the tracks below, be sure to check out my Spotify playlists: “Perk Up That Coffee” and “Coffee & Bossa Nova.”
Coffee is a magical elixir that transcends the limitations of our minds and bodies and helps us put in those extra hours to finish that project we’ve been working on. It’s also a perfect pair for soulful music.
Coffee and music have been paired for centuries. The origins of coffee date back to the 11th century, when it was discovered by an Ethiopian goat herder who noticed his goats became more energetic after eating berries from a certain tree. After trying some himself, he made a drink from the berries and consumed it before long, religious ceremonies.
The history of music is shrouded in mystery, but one thing is for sure: adding some soulful background beats to your day will make it better. My blog will cover everything you need to know about why coffee and soulful music go together like peas and carrots.
The beauty of a great cup of coffee is that it can take you to places you’ve never been. Aromas, flavors and textures that you never even knew existed can be uncovered with a simple sip. Coffee is the perfect pairing with soulful music. I always say, if you are going to have music playing in the background while sipping your cup of joe, don’t make it just “background music.” It should be as equally pleasing to your palate as the coffee itself.
Music has always played an important role in my life . . . it was the soundtrack for my childhood and adolescence. My mom loved jazz and rhythm & blues; she could sing every song on the albums she owned by people like Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughn, Nina Simone and Billie Holiday. My father loved old school music from Motown and Philadelphia International Records. And my brother and I were part of hip-hop’s “Golden Era” in the late 80s and early 90s. We listened to people like Rakim, Ice Cube, Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul. Needless to say I was exposed to a lot of different types of music growing up but what made it all soulful was the passion with which each artist brought their craft to life. They had
Coffee and soul music. A match made in heaven.
Coffee has been around for centuries, and so has soul music. But it was only recently that I realized the incredible synergy between these two great products of humankind.
As a coffee lover, I have always been on the lookout for the best places to get my morning fix. After years of searching, I have found that one of the best ways to enjoy my cup of Joe is with a side of soulful tunes.
A few months ago, my girlfriend and I were visiting a local coffee shop and noticed how much better our coffees tasted when we listened to some of our favorite Motown hits playing in the background. The next day, we went to another cafe and were disappointed by the lack of soul music playing during our visit. We figured that it must be a coincidence; but after going out for coffee at several other cafes, we started to see a pattern emerge: Soul music makes coffee taste better!
Nowadays, almost every time I go out for a cup of joe I listen to some classic Motown tunes. When we start listening to our favorite songs, it feels like we’re transported back in time, into a world where people sit around all day drinking coffee
Coffee has become much more than just a morning ritual. It’s a way of life. And music is becoming more and more important in the lives of coffee lovers. It’s no surprise, since coffee and music have many things in common; they are both art forms that are made to be enjoyed by the masses, they are highly personal experiences that can be shared, and they both have the power to evoke raw emotions. That’s why we shouldn’t just be drinking our coffee, but also listening to it.
The next time you brew a pot of your favorite beans, turn up the volume and enjoy some soulful tunes. Or better yet, try making some new music with your morning brew.
Coffee is one of the most soulful beverages in the world. It’s rich, satisfying and can be enjoyed by almost anyone. And like a fine wine or liquor, it’s best paired with the right music.
A hot cup of coffee is the perfect way to start your day. The aroma, taste and warmth offers a morning ritual that can make you feel great all day long. And what better way to enjoy that cup o’ joe than with some soothing sounds?
Coffee has been an inspiration for songwriters and musicians for decades. Here are a few favorites:
“Come On-A My House,” Rosemary Clooney
“Coffee and Cigarettes,” Michelle Branch
“Cup of Coffee,” Garbage
“The Coffee Song,” Frank Sinatra
“Irish Coffee,” Thin Lizzy
“Do You Want Crying,” Kathleen Edwards
There is nothing like having a cup of coffee in the morning with some soulful tunes to get you going for the day. There are many different songs that fit into this category, but I’m going to share some of my favorites.
The first song that comes to mind is “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green. This song has been sampled several times by different artists, but nothing compares to the original recording. It was recorded in 1971 and written by Al Green and Willie Mitchell. The guitar licks at the beginning of the song are iconic, and when his voice comes in on the chorus it will give you chills every time.
The next song that I would recommend is “I Want You” by Marvin Gaye. The beat on this song is so funky, and it almost feels like he’s talking to you throughout the entire record… like he’s whispering sweet nothings into your ear while you’re sipping your hot coffee. Just try not to sing along while listening to this tune; I dare you!