Every coffee has a story


May 24, 2022

Cometeer Coffee • Frozen Coffee Pods

We've seen Cometeer advertised quite a bit so, intrigued by the concept, we decided to do an episode about it. A coffee concept born of a lazy college student, Cometeer is a frozen coffee concentrate meant to be constituted w...

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May 17, 2022

Coava Coffee + the History of the Chemex

When Marcus and Jenni went to Portland a few months ago, Marcus was so excited to learn that a Coava coffee location was just blocks from their Airbnb. At the crack of dawn he walked on over, met some super …

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May 10, 2022

Royal Cup Coffee

It's our first interview episode! Steph retells the story of her friend Derek who has a lovely and romantic tale about his idyllic childhood spent within a stone's throw of the Royal Cup Coffee factory and how he by chance …

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May 3, 2022

Spicy Taco Coffee

Spicy Taco Coffee is the coffee no one asked for but somehow exists. For this episode, Jenni's childhood best friend thought it would be fun to send the podcast this treat of an abomination and test our commitment to no …

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April 26, 2022

Astronaut Coffee

Blast off with us as Jenni takes us through the history of coffee and space flight from the first Apollo mission to the moon, the space shuttle missions, and the International Space Station. Each new era of space flight broug...

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April 19, 2022

Green Day Coffee

Yep, that's right, Green Day the band makes a coffee . When we found out, we had to try it for the sake of 1990s nostalgia. In this episode we learn about the history of Green Day from their days …

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April 14, 2022

Bonus Episode 3: Leon Black, Portrait of an (Alleged) A** Hole

First thing we need to say, this episode gets our first trigger warning for mentions of sexual violence. We don't like to tell stories with trigger warnings, but here we are. Maybe don't play this episode with the kids in …

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April 12, 2022

Twinkies Coffee

When friend of Modest Coffee, Big Mike, told us about the Twinkies K-cups that he saw at his local Menards, we knew we had to make an episode. Little did we know, this story held much more than we expected. …

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April 5, 2022

Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee

It's a Marcus episode! As a coffee podcast, we thought it important to maybe tell the story of coffee itself so we asked our resident expert to weigh in. When a friend sent us a bag of Jamaican Blue Mountain …

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March 31, 2022

Bonus Episode 2: Coke Coffee Extras

There were so many fun stories about Coca Cola that we decided to give you a bonus episode rather than leave these outtakes on the cutting room floor. Steph tells us how one guy made nearly a billion dollars on …

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March 29, 2022

Coca Cola with Coffee

It's the cocaine episode, err, the Coca Cola with Coffee episode! Steph tells us the fascinating history of the Coca Cola company and how they came to create Coke with Coffee. Will cocaine infused Coca-Cola cure the founder, ...

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March 24, 2022

Special Coverage: Ukraine War Through the Lens of Coffee

For many of us, the war in Ukraine dominates the news, our thoughts, and our hearts. When Jenni read an article about how coffee shops are weathering the Ukrainian War on Spruge.com, the trio decided to do a bonus episode …

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March 22, 2022

Adaptogenic Mushroom Coffee

Not-fun magic mushrooms seem to be all the rage right now so when Steph was social media advertised the most adorably packaged instant coffee mixed with adaptogenic mushrooms we knew we had a perfect episode on our hands. We ...

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March 17, 2022

Bonus Episode: Jameson Cold Brew Love It or Leave It

We've been having so much fun creating Love It or Leave It bonus episodes for our Patreon subscribers that we decided to release one to everyone for St. Patrick's Day. In this episode, we hear a disturbing true story about …

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March 15, 2022

Irish Whiskey and Cream Coffee- St. Patrick's Day Special!

It's our very first St. Patrick's Day special episode! We decided to give you an extra long episode on account of the holiday. We celebrate Jenni's Irish heritage and learn about the English oppression of the Irish, the Great...

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March 10, 2022

Girl Scout Cookies Coffee

Girl Scout cookie season is upon us so we thought it fitting to give Girl Scout cookie coffee a whirl. This episode has exorbitantly high salaries for a non-profit, potential child labor, a founder of the Specialty Coffee mov...

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March 1, 2022

Café Du Monde Coffee

In celebration of Mardi Gras, we take a story trip to New Orleans to try the iconic Café Du Monde chicory blend coffee. We imagine warm sunshine and street performers as we enjoy the origin tale of this New Orleans …

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Feb. 22, 2022

Jim Beam Coffee

Join us as Steph takes us back to 1795 in Kentucky where a German immigrant named Jacob Beam somehow figures out how to make bourbon from an ancient German family recipe, despite there being little evidence that bourbon was e...

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Feb. 15, 2022

Lavender Coffee

In this week's episode we try a little uppers and downers in this Vietnamese coffee mixed with lavender flowers from Copper Cow Coffee. Debbie Wei Mullin, founder of startup Copper Cow Coffee, is on a mission to spread her lo...

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Feb. 8, 2022

Donut Wars!

What do Nazis and the bin Laden family have to do with coffee? Find out in this week's episode of Donut Wars! We contrast and compare Krispy Kreme and Dunkin' Donuts coffee (and doughnuts!) and learn about their fascinating a...

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Jan. 31, 2022

Maple Bacon Coffee

IT'S OUR FIRST EPISODE! We are so excited to share our coffee review podcast with the world! We are three specialty coffee industry professionals (and friends) on a quest to try any coffee and humorously give no bad reviews. ...

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