You’d be hard-pressed to find a sexier record in 2015 than contemporary/alternative R&B artist Miguel’s “Coffee.” “Coffee” balances both the passion of sex and the passion of romance. Undoubtedly, the single version is the classiest, though Miguel’s honesty in the explicit version via the f-bomb is definitely implied in the single version as well. Regardless, yours truly thought it would be fun to find others covering “Coffee,” a brilliant song that deserves wider recognition than it has received as of yet. So, here are seven fine covers that will definitely whet your palette – or something like that!
1) Daniel de Bourg
Video title: Miguel – Coffee (Daniel de Bourg rendition), June 2, 2015
If you didn’t already know, this dude can flat out sing. He doesn’t just ‘sing,’ he ‘sangs.’ He tackles Miguel’s “Coffee” like a champ, delivering it with the upmost romantic and sexy swagger. Oh and he says it best himself – “Miguel is a bit of a boss.” True that!
2) r0bbiejayy (Robbie Jay)
Video title: Coffee – Miguel (Acoustic Cover), December 22, 2014
Although UK singer/songwriter Robbie Jay has a sweet ‘boyishness’ about his pipes, he has the right bite to deliver an enjoyable, compelling cover of Miguel’s sexy single. His tone is nothing short of exceptional.
3) Justin Burke
Video title: Miguel – Coffee (Official), January 2, 2015
Texas teen recording artist Justin Burke adds his own spin to “Coffee,” taking more vocal liberties and even a dash of tongue in cheek fare (spoken word, quasi-rapped portion). Besides following his YouTube channel, you can also follow him on a variety of social networks, including twitter.
4) ScavengerHuntMusic (Scavenger Hunt)
Video title: Scavenger Hunt “Coffee” (Miguel cover), May 15, 2015
Ah, a female cover of “Coffee” ends up being incredible rewarding. Scavenger Hunt offers the most innovative take because they ‘change up’ the arrangement to fit their artistic vibe. Cool beans!
5) robinnnsings (Robin Reyes)
Video title: Coffee x Miguel || Robin Reyes cover, December 22, 2014
Robin Reyes does Miguel’s “Coffee” justice via his own interpretation. Reyes has an ideal vocal timbre to tackle Miguel’s sexy joint.
6) tgillum7 (Taylor Gillum)
Video title: Coffee – Miguel Acoustic Cover, May 21, 2015
Taylor Gillum offers a cool, calm, and collected cover of “Coffee.” The production of this cover (acoustic guitar and rhythmic groove) factors into the cool vibe of the overall performance.
7) 8 Bit Universe
Video title: Coffee (8 Bit Remix Cover Version) [Tribute to Miguel] – 8 Bit Universe, May 9, 2015
Didn’t you know that everything is better in 8 bit? – It’s a fact!
Wanna learn how to play “Coffee” on the piano? MunsonMusicLive has a video for that: