Hey everyone, Mike T here! Over the past few months we’ve been secretly working on a new coffee project. Hints have been dropped over the last few weeks and questions arose. Yesterday, announced from his Twitter, Robert Englund has teamed up with us to launch our next artist collaboration coffee, and we couldn’t be more excited about this.
Over the past couple/few months or so, we’ve been sending Robert different coffees from both our existing line, and new roasts that we’ve been conjuring up. All of which have been absolutely delicious and we all think you’re going to love the finished product.
Working with Robert has been an incredible experience. He’s such a likable and kind person, and his ideas along with his enthusiasm shows just how excited he is for this coffee. It’s also been surreal for me personally. Being a lifelong fan of the Nightmare On Elm Street franchise, I had to contain the fan side of me on a couple occasions. On both the personal and professional side, it’s been such an amazing and humbling experience.
The artwork for the bag has been completed, which will be revealed in due time. The artwork was done by the incredible Anders Eriksen. If you’re unaware of who that is, he’s been Robert Englund’s choice for the Freddy glove builder for the last 20 years. You can read more about Anders HERE.
As of right now, no launch date has been announced yet, but aiming for it to start sooner rather than later with an incredible pre-order that will include limited edition items you’ll ONLY be able to get in the pre-order. So, keep your eyes peeled and stay tuned.
And no offense to anyone, just in case you’ve been living under a rock for years and years, here’s a bit about master of nightmares himself, Robert Englund. This information is taken directly from his OFFICIAL WEBSITE:
After five years of success in regional theater Robert Englund returned to the west coast where he had grown up. His very first audition landed him a starring role in the 1973 film Buster and Billie directed by Daniel Petrie.
Far from living the classic hand to mouth existence of a struggling actor, Englund worked steadily through the 70’s playing best friends, bad guy #1 and southern red-necks and starring opposite Henry Fonda, Susan Sarandon, Jeff Bridges, Sally Field and Arnold Schwarzenegger among others.
In the 70’s, regarded as the second Golden Age of American movies, Englund was privileged to work for such classic film directors as Robert Aldrich, Robert Mulligan, J. Lee Thompson, Bob Rafelson and John Milius.
During this time Englund was living in Malibu, fishing off his porch at high tide and surfing when not slogging through traffic on the seemingly endless rounds of interviews and call-backs that fill the days of every working actor.He guest starred in scores of TV shows as well as working alongside some of the biggest stars of that decade including Barbra Streisand, Richard Gere, Burt Reynolds and Charles Bronson.
Finally audiences could put a name to his familiar face when Englund was cast as Willie the friendly alien in the hit mini-series and subsequent weekly TV show “V”.Within weeks, Englund went from questions like: “Didn’t I go to high school with you?” to “Aren’t you that lizard guy on TV?”.Decades later Willie still generates fan mail from science fiction devotees both in America and around the world.
The series was a huge success.As a result Englund figured he would be eternally typecast as a sweet and lovable alien.To counter-balance this public image, he looked for a role that would allow him to demonstrate another side of his talents.During one hiatus from filming the series, he auditioned for a hot young director making an interesting low budget horror movie for the independent studio New Line Cinema.Englund’s interview with Wes Craven landed him the role playing the burn scarred dream demon Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street and launched him into horror history.
An international hit, the movie made New Line Cinema a major Hollywood player and prompted seven sequels and a syndicated TV series.The character of Freddy Krueger has appeared on talk shows, comic books, rap videos, and even cartoon appearances as a guest on “The Simpsons,” “South Park,” and “Family Guy.” There are numerous Freddy Krueger action figures, dolls, and attendant merchandising including video games.Gottlieb came out with a very popular pin-ball machine based on the movies.
Englund’s portrayal of Freddy Krueger blasted him into the pop culture vernacular as heir apparent to the horror icons of the past, destined to stand alongside Lon Chaney’s Phantom of the Opera and Boris Karloff’s monster in Frankenstein.
In the mid 80’s Englund starred in the hour-long network TV series “Downtown,” a serio-comic look at parolees.The short-lived series also starred Blair Underwood and Marishka Hargitay.
Acting on the small screen afforded Englund the opportunity to work with such diverse talent as Lillian Gish, Jack Warden, Sissy Spacek, Martin Balsam, Richard Thomas, James Earl Jones, Bruce Davidson, Lou Gosset, Jr and Hal Holbrook.
The international success of “V” and the Nightmare on Elm Street sequels opened the door for film work abroad.Englund has starred in movies shot in such exotic locales as Budapest, Bucharest, St. Petersburg, Tel Aviv, Johannesburg, Madrid, Palermo, Barcelona and Zagreb.
Englund is sought after as a guest at film festivals all over Europe and has served on juries and been celebrated with awards at festivals in Paris, Rome, Brussels and Sitges (Spain) to name a few.
After over 75 feature length films, four TV series and countless episodic guest star roles, Englund is now directing as well as acting, and exploring the world of reality TV, internet programming and voice-over work.