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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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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…

History of Decaf + Decaf Three Ways: Rerelease

Jan. 3, 2023

Hi everyone! For this week's episode we decided to give ourselves a holiday break and release a previously aired episode. We had thought we would do an older episode but in light of the recent crazy amazing events that led t…

History of Eggnog + Jolliest Bunch of A$$holes Coffee

Dec. 20, 2022

Happy whatever you celebrate or don't celebrate! Happy winter! Happy almost New Year! Our gift to you is this podcast episode. Marcus tells us the history of eggnog and Steph tells us about Expedition Roasters Coffee Company…

History of Tarot + Coffee Tarot Cards with Teresa Fiehn Millies

Dec. 6, 2022

We are SO excited for this week’s podcast crossover with our most special guest, Teresa Fiehn Millies, our dear friend, fourth Modest Coffee employee, and host of Ninth Arcana: A Tarot Podcast . We have been looking to get T…

Thanksgiving Rabbit Hole + Native Coffee Traders

Nov. 22, 2022

It’s Happy Thanksgiving time everyone! In this week’s episode Steph takes us down the rabbit hole of her mind and answers all the questions about Thanksgiving that she could think of. From were the Jews on the Mayflower, to …

3rd Wave Feminism vs. 3rd Wave Ska vs. 3rd Wave Coffee with Third Wave Water

Nov. 8, 2022

It’s the 3rd Wave Everything episode! We were challenged by listener Eric to compare 3rd Wave Ska to 3rd Wave Coffee. For good measure, we thought we’d also throw in 3rd Wave Feminism because why not? So get out your surfboa…

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