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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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Turkish Coffee + The Origins of Coffee Culture

March 28, 2023

In this week's episode, Jenni covers Turkish style coffee and the origins of coffee culture. The first recorded history of coffee dates back to the mid 1500s in Yemen. Sultan Suleiman then spread it throughout the entire Ott…

La Colombe

March 14, 2023

Welcome to the episode where we answer the question we've all been wondering, how to pronounce La Colombe! This is a mainstream coffee company best known for their ready to drink canned coffee and second most known for the T…

Hebrew Coffee + Happy Purim!

Feb. 28, 2023

In honor of the Jewish holiday of Purim, this year celebrated on March 6, Steph had the fun idea of telling us about the history of Purim and how it is celebrated today. This is a fascinating story about Esther and how she h…

Anodyne Coffee + Democratic Republic of the Congo

Feb. 14, 2023

Steph went on vacation to Milwaukee and brought back a bag of Anodyne Coffee. First she tells us the story of the marathon running founder that has built an incredibly successful business in Milwaukee over the last 25 years.…

Pocket Latte + The History of Chocolate

Feb. 7, 2023

We’re back! This week we explore the origin of chocolate, the history of chocolate in Korea, and then we try Pocket Lattes. We have been so excited to try Pocket Latte, a bar made from cocoa butter and coffee that contains a…

History of the Last Two Weeks

Jan. 17, 2023

So wow, what a wild ride the last few weeks have been for us. Modest Coffee went viral and sold $200,000 of coffee in 15 hours, we somehow managed to process over 4,000 shipments, and then Marcus lost his thumb in a tragic w…

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