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No Bad Reviews: A Coffee Podcast

No Bad Reviews: A Coffee Podcast

Each week three coffee industry professionals/co-workers/friends uncover the fascinating and often surprising backstory of a coffee. Then, using their professionally trained palates, they sample the coffee and humorously give no bad reviews. Hosted by Marcus Contaldo, Jenni Trilik, and Stephanie Motenko.

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VitaCup Slim Coffee

Sept. 27, 2022

In this week's episode, we learn how we that nothing more than a k-cup to slim down and maintain our girlish figures. Chock full of questionable Dr. Oz peddled health ingredients and an overabundance of B-vitamins, this real…

History of Decaf

Sept. 13, 2022

When we came up with the idea of doing an episode about decaf, we thought it would just be a discussion about the different processing methods. Turns out there’s WAY more to decaf than any of us expected. Of the inventors of…

PBR Hard Coffee

Aug. 30, 2022

In this week’s episode, Marcus and Steph try PBR Hard Coffee while Jenni tags along for the story of the Pabst Blue Ribbon company, a history older than the Civil War. The story of the Pabst company starts with a family of G…

Chock Full o'Nuts Coffee

Aug. 16, 2022

In this week’s episode we learn about the iconic New York coffee brand, Chock Full o’Nuts. This company was the Starbucks of New York City long before the era of Starbucks. With coffee shops scattered across Manhattan, this …

Energy Drink Coffee

Aug. 9, 2022

Why choose between your morning energy drink and your morning coffee? In this week's episode we try the combo that has it all! Steph tells us the history and current events of the leading energy drink coffee company and this…

Birthday Cake Coffee

Aug. 2, 2022

It's a birthday spectacular! Happy Birthday to Marcus and Jenni! Steph decided to give Marcus and Jenni the gift of a podcast episode. In this week's episode, Steph tells the very fascinating history of birthday cake and the…

About the Hosts

Marcus Contaldo

2021 Good Food Award Winner in the Coffee Category, lead roaster and green coffee buyer at Modest Coffee

Jenni Trilik

Operations manager at Modest Coffee

Stephanie Motenko

Employee of the Month at Modest Coffee for all the months running