Mike Dirnt


Grammy Award Winner, Rock N Roll Hall of Famer & Oakland Coffee Co-Founder

1. Oakland Coffee is all about kick starting your day. What is your morning boot up sequence?

Open one eye and get to coffee ASAP!

2. What’s off the table prior to drinking coffee?

No shoes or news without coffee first!

3. What’s your coffee order/ how do you take it?

Black & sometimes with a splash of cream.

4. What’s your coffee brewing set up? (Give us a rig rundown)

I use a gold filter and pour over directly into my mug.

5. Sunset or Sunrise?


6. Are you reading, listening or watching anything interesting?

Been binging on Motown documentaries lately.

7. What inspires you?

Individual expression, anything from music, and architecture, to cooking or gardening. I'm inspired by people with a unique take on life and the things they do.

8. Any new habits or hobbies?

2020 was the year I re-learned to cook and do some handy man projects. LOL

9. Where were you born?

Oakland California

10. Has your coffee routine changed throughout your life?

I started drinking coffee at 10 years old. I used to take it with sugar and cream, but the more I learned about coffee, the more I appreciated the nuance of different types of black coffees.

11. One breakfast food you can’t live without?

I'm a cereal kid at heart!

12. Best advice you’ve ever been given?


13. Hot or Cold Shower?

Hot with a cold finish.

14. If you could have coffee with one person dead AND alive who would they be?

Bruce Lee and Dave Chapelle

15. What do you have coming up that you're most looking forward to?

New music... and unknown adventures.

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