a hand writingWhat the press says

Sprudge

Best Podcasts 2019

Caffeine

An entertaining and thought-provoking way to address how coffee consumption affects the wider world.

About the show

There are extraordinary stories hidden in your cup of coffee.

"An entertaining and thought-provoking way to address how coffee consumption affects the wider world" - Caffeine Magazine

James Harper is a professional storyteller and coffee lover who travels the world to reveal the truth behind our morning coffees.

Each story is a real-life movie. We visit a stateless barista stuck on a faraway island, meet an award winning coffee grower earning just $2 profit from 250 espressos, hear from a coffee producer who is almost murdered three times during a civil war, and much more.

See the behind-the-scenes stories on Instagram @filterstoriespodcast

If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on Apple Podcasts and Castbox!

What fans say about the podcast

Don't Miss!

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 global ones, this is what you want: extraordinary life stories from ordinary people like you and me, all having one thing in common, coffee.

OK Coffee Tips

Wonderfully charming and riveting stories

Brilliantly narrated, produced and researched not to mention seriously interesting stories. Coffee lovers or not, you'll love these.

EvertonStan

For those who are fascinated about coffee substance

I stopped listening to podcasts because I felt they were superficial. Filter Stories is the opposite. This is real food for the brain, that leaves you satisfied. Absolutely great!

Mahi51603

About the Host

James Harper

James Harper

Founder

An Italian Australian with a British twang, James fell in love with coffee as a teenager in Italy. He's worked across the coffee world but kept running against the same problem: nobody knew what was really happening. So he went off to uncover the reality and discovered uncomfortable, hidden truths. Armed with these stories and a background in storytelling, James started Filter Stories to help coffee drinkers understand how their morning cup of coffee impacts tens of millions of people.

Start with these episodes

View all episodes

How you can listen to this podcast

You can listen to episodes right here on the website, or if you prefer, in a podcast app. Listening in an app makes it easier to keep track of what you’ve already heard, listen without using your data plan and many other conveniences.

Recommended apps
Start listening to Stateless
31:35
Start listening to Stateless
31:35