*Edited as of 10/27/13 by request of Ted Nugent.*
If you listen to Rock and Roll music or have listened in the past oh, four decades, then you know the name Ted Nugent. Aside from leaving a huge mark in the rock world with Wango Tango, Snakeskin Cowboys, Cat Scratch Fever, and Stranglehold (to name a scant few, a few over 30 million sold that is.), Ted is an unapologetic and highly opinionated force in the media.
No matter what the Nuge does these days it comes with controversy, from his pro hunting and pro gun stance to his hard conservative politics, he draws fire from both political parties and numerous far left organizations, and in my opinion he loves every second of it. Regardless of whether you loathe him or love him, one thing is for certain, it’s refreshing to see anyone who is unapologetic for speaking about what they carry in their heart and truly believe.
While music making, hunting, and chasing political aspirations (rumors of a presidential run are floating about), it turns out the Motor City Madman loves him some coffee. In anticipation of receiving some Nuge Java for evaluation, @bitojavajessica was able to make contact with Ted’s people and get an email interview. And as they say, the rest is history…
What motivated you to create Nuge Java?
“Over many years I’ve come to truly appreciate a killer cup of Jo. I’ve experimented with great coffees around the world, and decided I would slap my adorable name and image on my own brew once I discovered the ultimate bean. The experiment is over.”
How involved are you personally in the selection of the beans and roasting of your coffee?-
“On one of my many forays into the neverlands to seek out and discover the ultimate Jo Bean, I literally coldcocked Juan Valdez and assjacked his burro in order to smuggle some mysterious select beans from Juans private mountain stash. It turned out ol Juan was actually running guns to drug cartels for attorney general Eric “GangBanger” Holder, so the world should surely rejoice that simply by searching for the ultimate brew, old Uncle Ted actually saved millions of tax dollars and stopped further infringements on our sacred 2nd Amendment rights. Drink an extra cup for me!”
If you are elected president, will Nuge Java be served on Air Force One?
“If I were Commander in Chief, I would trade in the bulky 747 AF1 for a brace of A10 Warthogs as they are capable of far superior firepower and I could actually blowup some America haters whenever I felt like flying around. And yes, each team mate would get a large thermos of NugeJava to go along with the various heavy firepower I designate.”
What is your preferred carry ammo for your 10 mm Glock?
“The current state of commercial ammo (when you can find it) is the best it has ever been. Dare I say that the best of the best just so happens to be my own Ted Nugent Ammo, whipping a 165 or 135 grain Barnes projectile at hyper velocities for the most killer accuracy and downrange terminal kinetic energy delivery ever. And lots of it. If you are outgunned, you have made a terribly irresponsible choice.”
What Ted Nugent song best describes Nuge Java?-
“Wango Tango. It’s something to do with the serious caffeine kick.”
What future roasts of Nuge Java do you plan on offering? –
“I’ve been experimenting with a killer new “doe in heat” brew, but that’s going to take a lot more development. Meanwhile, I’ve always loved a good spicy cinnamon that we are hoping to unleash soon. My tastebuds never rest.”
What characteristics do you look for in coffee?–
“I prefer a hearty body and definitive taste punch that goes down smoothly, and of course a skinny blonde in the kitchen preheating my cup.”
Who has influenced you musically?
“My most powerful musical influences seem to occur when Mrs. Nugent brings me a cup-O-Jo in a fine peach number and those damn snakeskin hi heels, but I digress. Hyper Rockin nonstop for more than 50 years allowed me to be born in the R&B&R&R firestorm created by the original masters Bo Diddly, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Ventures, Lonnie Mack, James Brown, Wilson Picket, Screaming Jay Hawkins and so many enormously gifted talents. It also provides unlimited and unbelievable opportunities to meet the masters. The 1st time I met the mighty Motown Funkbrothers at Cobo Hall in Detroit in 1963 I figured I’d died and gone to heaven. But jamming with BB King, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddly, SRV, EVH, and so many legends always inspires me to push myself and discover the unlimited musical adventure through those virtuoso’s lives. I am a very, very lucky man.”
If you could sit down and have coffee with any president, who would it be and why?
“Barack Obama so I could lock the door and not let him leave the room until he admitted how much he hates America, freedom, independence and rugged individualism. I think I could pressure him with enough facts and evidence to either wake him up or send him to Bangkok where his dream is already in place.”
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