Reviews
Extremely informative and a very mellow listen. Worth WAY more than $0.28/lb!!
moorsmith via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/13/21
This made a difference on how i will purchase coffee! thank you!
Remi Payette via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/11/21
Such a valuable resource.
Old Man Beans via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/04/20
Thankful that I found this podcast this morning. I appreciate the work you put in on these episode. You do an incredible job! Keep creating, James!
Dre Dre22 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/15/20
Very good stories about the coffee industry, delicately told with a human touch, but without sugar-coating the tougher side of the business.
Robirving5800 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/26/20
I deeply enjoy listening to these stories.
vmcalo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/01/20
I just listened to another Filter Stories podcast and it was just brilliant. So thoughtfully crafted and expertly put together. You can feel the care and deep passion that goes into creating. Well done and I look forward to more!
Decodeu via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/08/20
Very important podcast about the coffee industry that we badly need.
Joelchowkenq via Apple Podcasts · Singapore · 11/15/19
This is by far my favourite coffee podcast. It highlights the stories of farmers around the world in a unique and interesting way.
khggyuloug via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/01/19
Good stories behind your day to day drink- coffee.
gracekc92 via Apple Podcasts · Hong Kong · 10/28/19
So often we get caught up in the world of coffee flavour, machines and the specialty coffee world that we work in bit forget the people, the real people that make this patchwork so unique; Filter Stories allows us into that world. James is an exceptional story teller and finds real life struggles...Read full review »
baristaman via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/20/19
James puts accross his passion for coffee and its good heart through the stories he brings. It's a people's podcast to me. He really opened my eyes about the coffee economics and the suffering people who give us all these amazing coffees. Moving, inspiring, breathaking, touching,...Read full review »
#BOBCAST via Apple Podcasts · Belgium · 08/06/19
Heard about this podcast in a magazine and was not disappointed. The stories are amazing. Every Coffee I've had since finding this podcast has tasted better and better.Read full review »
londonladjack via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/12/19
This is a very very in-depth coffee industry podcast James goes in very deeply to all of the stories behind roasting producing and drinking coffee. It is really really worth listening to. I am a coffee roaster for the unseen Bean coffee Company.
Blind Gerry via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/11/19
Well produced and very entertaining!
Emma S Mul via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/28/19
...and notes of brilliance
splang4u via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/21/19
A Sheer joy to listen to, binge listened all week. I listen to a lot of podcasts and this one compelled me to write my first review.
nail finger via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/23/19
Really good, informative, easy listening pod. Perfect to go with a cup of coffee, obviously
Squiz909 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/10/19
James is akin to the S Town guy in the way he makes the stories intriguing like a page turner story. I love hearing about all the stories connected to my coffee and also you can taste the coffee through the website and man i never knew about all the different type of coffee that are so good...Read full review »
BenCole_ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/05/19
A really engaging podcast which I was surprised would be so captivating. I binge listened and really enjoyed it.
Fire4hair via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/03/19
A great podcast which really opens up the hardships and tools of those involved at producing, farming and processing our coffee in their countries and communities. If you’re looking for not only a coffee related podcast I guarantee that this podcast will definitely be worth a listen.
AlexicodeRed via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/23/19
James has created something very special in Filter Stories. The level of care, attention to detail, and depth given to each story immediately draws the listener in and makes you feel like you are there with James. Through this show we get to discover the hidden complexities of the coffee industry...Read full review »
Chris Deferio via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/05/19
Filter Stories bring together in depth knowledge of the international coffee and cafe industry and go beyond to find the untold human stories behind each cup. I have been fascinated by the people in each episode and deeply impressed by the amount of research needed to present such an easy to...Read full review »
A_mere_human via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/05/19
Whether you like coffee or not is irrelevant, but it's the common thread weaving these stories, as all the episodes are directly or tangentially related to coffee- growing, harvesting, brewing, serving, drinking... BUT every story is about so much more than the coffee. This show is absolutely...Read full review »
Kate Laine via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/21/19
Finally!! A podcast reuniting my three passions: coffee, people and investigation documentary. If you happen to be a little bored about nerdy podcasts or very gobal ones, this is what you want: extraordinary life stories from ordinary people like you and me, all having one thing in common,...Read full review »
OK Coffee Tips via Apple Podcasts · Belgium · 11/28/18
I really want to try Tito’s coffee. 👍
Sther505 via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 11/27/18
Filter Stories really opened my eyes to Podcasts, now I am really a convert! These stories bought a great blend of insights into the coffee industry with real life stories from around the globe. The research that has gone into each story really is reflected in some fantastic listening, passing...Read full review »
brokengolfer via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/26/18
James’s stories are like a whiff of freshly roasted coffee beans! Totally recommended!
mikhai v. sokolov via Apple Podcasts · Russia · 11/24/18
As a non-specialty-coffee guy, I listened to my first episode of Filter Stories because of my son, who is. His set-up was strong, “...I really like it” and “We hosted him in Nicaragua when he was searching for stories”. Add to this that my son is the one who introduced me to the mind-opening...Read full review »
2wheelnut via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/10/18
All I can say is more please!! Coffee is a social beverage and I'm so glad Filter Stories is getting to the people and stories behind every cup. Share with your friends so we can get more episodes!Read full review »
thewagon via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/05/18
Love to know different people and different culture in coffee industry!
echolouloulou via Apple Podcasts · China · 11/01/18
Filter stories are captivating and diverse, with the theme of people involved in the coffee industry tying them together. Exploring the embodied energy of the coffee bean, both material and emotional, you will be left pondering the life story of your own recent coffee and the world behind it!
@Melbourne Coffee Lover via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/30/18
Some really interesting stories, with great production values and amazingly dedicated research.
_BCK_ via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/29/18
HONY (Humans of New York) / NPR like interviews revolving around the world of the gourmet coffee growing business. You will be pleasantly surprised at what goes around in these circles! Deep. Funny. Touching. Uplifting, and sometimes even sad... I was pleasantly surprised at the struggles of the...Read full review »
hauget via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/29/18
Eloquent, informed and witty. A great listen!
nordenrock via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/25/18
I love it! I’m a coffee professional and I’ve been saying for years that there should be a TV show about us, this is just as good! Well done. I don’t know about podcast production but it sounds like a lot of hard work went into these. My one suggestion is that certain episodes veered a little...Read full review »
Jerushahh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/20/18
This podcast is an incredible find. I can’t wait to tell everyone I know about it. I basically, binge-listened to it and can’t wait to hear more episodes in 2019 when they come back!
MspencerH26 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/18/18
Brilliantly narrated, produced and researched not to mention seriously interesting stories. Coffee lovers or not, you'll love these.Read full review »
EvertonStan via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/15/18
Best coffee podcast of 2018, hands down! I’ve been listening to podcasts for a half-dozen years, and a member of the coffee industry for over a dozen years. The depth of community, the focus on empowerment of the underprivileged and minorities of our industry, the voice it gives to the...Read full review »
Listentothelisteners! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/12/18
A great insight into the behind scenes of coffee.
James McP via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/06/18
This is a great podcast. It is easy to tell how much work James has put in each episode. I hope there is much more to come.
Elske-020 via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 10/04/18
Very interesting and well-made look behind the scenes of the coffee industry. Perfect for anyone who wants to know a little more about the coffees they drink every day, and the people behind those coffees!
Aaron_Neville_Fan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/03/18
So many interesting stories from the world of coffee. From high profile barista championships to the modest life and struggles of coffee farmers in the South American jungle. Always worth a listen! Nanna/ Denmark
Måske godt? via Apple Podcasts · Denmark · 09/24/18
I'm impressed how James Harper uses his voice and his music to convey emotions. These are touching stories illustrated with a variety of audio recordings and clearly explained facts from the coffee world. Several traditional coffee podcast hosts have been wanting to do something like this and...Read full review »
popbites via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/22/18
This podcast really exceeded my expectations, I thought I was going to get some douche bag with a mustache and hipster clothes pretentiously telling his story through coffee. But I digress. James is passionate which is evident from the well put together episodes he produces. The stories are...Read full review »
Kelsey546 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/21/18
I was in the same situation that another reviewer explained. I stopped listening to podcasts, because I felt they were superficial and I felt irritaded afterwards. Filterstories are the opposite. A deep dive for people who care beyond blingbling. I feel that this is real food for the brain,...Read full review »
Mahi51603 via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 09/20/18
The Filter Stories are the ones you didn't know you needed to hear. Very well produced, excellent flow and plots and twists along the way. Excellent time spent!Read full review »
BBrendL via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/18/18
This podcast is a really refreshing look at the specialty coffee industry. It’s honest and well put together! James has an approachable and humanistic interviewing style mixed with a nice sense of integrity, obviously gained from some years in the industry. I’m looking forward to hearing the next...Read full review »
#northerncoffeetour via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/17/18
Digging into a hidden aspect of coffee that you’ve never imagined. 5stars.
Ponponrncm via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 09/11/18
This is the podcast that I was looking for years ago when I first got into specialty coffee. If you’ve searched for related material you’ve probably had the experience of wading through a relatively small, but ever-growing contingent of podcasts that on first glance seem compelling but end up...Read full review »
RayDetW via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/10/18
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