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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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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…

Bonus Episode: History of Candy Corn

Oct. 31, 2022

Happy Halloween! Trick or treat! You came to our house and we're giving you candy corn! In last week's episode we covered the history of Halloween and tried a candy corn flavored coffee. Steph also had the history of candy c…

History of Halloween + Jarbee Candy Corn Coffee

Oct. 25, 2022

It's spooky season and we're here to learn about the reason for the season! Steph takes us back in time to tell us the origins of Halloween. We discuss cultural traditions from different countries from the Americas to Europe…

Kawaha 1893 + Colonization of Kenya

Oct. 11, 2022

In this week’s episode we switch gears and try a specialty coffee, Kahawa 1893. We still have a founder educated at Harvard with a Wall Street resume, but her roots diverge from the typical coffee company story. Margaret Nya…

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…

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