Every coffee has a story
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.

Latest Episode

Recent Episodes

Melitta Bentz, Inventor of the Pour-Over Brew Method

June 6, 2023

In this week's episode Jenni tells us about her favorite person in coffee history, the OG 3rd wave coffee connoisseur and inventor of the pour-over method of brewing coffee, Melitta Bentz and the company she founded and name…

Alpha Male Coffee

May 23, 2023

This is our first episode where we decided not to name the coffee company! Our entire podcast is based on giving no bad reviews to whatever coffee we try. There are companies out there that hold ideologies that we can only g…

Good Foods Awards + Pedestrian Coffee and Goshen Coffee Roasters

May 9, 2023

The Good Food Awards winners for 2023 were just announced and so we thought it fitting that Marcus should do an episode about the Good Foods Awards, given his own personal experience with the competition. In this episode, Ma…

Cheese Flavored Flavor Coffee + History of Cheese

April 25, 2023

This week’s episode is all about words that should never go together: coffee + cheese flavored. When we first started, cheese flavored coffee was suggested to us by our friend and owner of Ten Drops Coffee. So we had to buy …

McMenamins of Portland, OR

April 11, 2023

We received a bag of McMenamins Sabertooth coffee from a friend and listener who traveled to Portland, OR and found the company to be so fascinating that we decided to do an entire episode about them.Two brothers, born and r…

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…

About the Hosts

Stephanie Motenko

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

Jenni Trilik

Operations manager at Modest Coffee

Marcus Contaldo

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