The San Diego Union-Tribune
George Varga
April 20, 2019

Chris Thile doesn’t hesitate to spill the beans when it comes to one of the great loves of his life that doesn’t involve his family or music.

“Coffee is pretty big in my life. It shows up in my lyrics a bunch, the same way the ocean does. It’s a constant force,” said Thile, who since 2002 has won four Grammy Awards and — in 2012 — a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” Fellowship.

True to his word, Thile’s songwriting credits as a member of the Grammy-winning bands Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers include several caffeine-referencing songs.