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Reppin’ That Mug Life

From an Amazon search to lifelong supporter: Meet Jamie Robinson

Jamie Robinson found Death Wish Coffee on Amazon in 2013. Since then, he’s been hooked.

Without our supportive community, Death Wish Coffee wouldn’t be where it is today. That’s why we want to highlight our community members and introduce you to the people sipping on the world’s strongest coffee all day long.

Learn more about Jamie below.

How’d you first hear about Death Wish Coffee?

It was right around Christmas or New Years 2013. I looked around Amazon for coffee, so I searched for “World’s Strongest Coffee.” Funny, that just happened to be the slogan for the coffee that I would purchase with that gift card. I found Death Wish by searching for strong coffee. After 20 years in the Navy, you need to have strong coffee or it just tastes like dirty water. I have always been leery of “strong coffee” in advertisements because it is always bitter. No one wants to pay $20 for a pound of coffee that’s going to be bitter and probably get thrown away.

The first pot I made was stronger than 3-day-old Navy coffee, but didn’t have that bitter, “make your face cringe” aftertaste to it. From that day on, I was hooked. I kept buying from Amazon, because that’s where I found it. It wasn’t until almost 2 years later that I started buying from the Death Wish website. I have never looked back.

How you brewin’?

I drink my coffee black. This isn’t because I am some sort of bad ass, or that I have issues with dairy, it is because I like the flavor of coffee. Also, (another Navy reference) when you are on a ship that is at sea for lengthy periods of time, the milk goes bad and you don’t have that luxury. You drink your coffee black, or you don’t drink coffee. If I am drinking a flavored coffee (Barrel Brands) I will add creamer, though — but never sugar.

“How you brewin,’” you ask? Chemex. Every time I make coffee it is in a Chemex (unless I am traveling, then it’s French press).

What do you like to do in your free time?

Free time. I love that term. I have been retired since 2011, so you would think that all of my time is free. While I don’t actually leave my house and go to a job any more, I spend a lot of time working on my podcast, Mr. Throwback Thursday. When I am not networking, or researching for the show, I like to spend all the time that I can with my incredible wife of 24 years, Rye, my two sons Ian and Alex, and our beagle Chewie (yes, named for Chewbacca). I like movies, and LOVE music.

Talk a little more about your podcast. How’d you start it? What’s it about?

The Mr. Throwback Thursday podcast was born out of both love and spite. I love classic hip hop (1973-1998), and often had conversations with my best friend of 30-plus years, Bill, about “the good old days” of hip hop. We could sit and reminisce for hours on end, and wonder what happened to many of the artists we grew up listening to.

I had a friend that ran a podcast network, and I recommended to him that he do a classic hip hop podcast because there weren’t really any out there. He said that I should do it, since I knew more about the subject than he did. I wrote up a “proposal” explaining what the show would cover, and the basic format, and sent it to him. His response was, “One, you’ve got no radio experience, and two, after about six half-hour episodes once a month, you will run out of material.” Well, over 4 years and 223 episodes later, we are still here.

Every week, we cover current news about classic hip hop artists, an entire segment dedicated to news about the Wu Tang Clan, review two albums, and do interviews. We have interviewed legendary MCs like Chuck D from Public Enemy and DMC from, well, Run DMC. And not one single episode gets recorded without Death Wish in our mugs.

What’s your favorite community-related story?

I have met so many cool people through this community, and all because of our shared love for caffeine and clay. I would have to say that my favorite thing, though, is the way that everyone looks out for each other. Pre-Super Bowl commercial, we were a much smaller community — almost to the point where you could name the majority of the group members off the top of your head. Not that we were THAT small, but everyone knew everyone. If someone was having trouble, everyone bonded together to help them without being asked. When that person was back on their feet, they paid it forward. People would send Death Wish Coffee or mugs to each other just to see the other person’s week get better. It was like finding lost family, and Death Wish was the reason that we all found each other. Oh yeah, and that time Kane and Teah were rocking their Mr. Throwback Thursday shirts — that was a cool moment that I’ll always remember, too!

 

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Episode 207 – The Magic Number

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! Once again (for the 207th time) we are here for you on a Thursday. We tried, and we tried, and we tried again to run Facebook Live this week. As you can see by the title…..third time was the charm. For those of you who were there with us, thanks! For those of you who weren’t…..you missed out! For all of you, let’s listen.

  1. Em Raps Back
  2. This Ain’t Sailing, This is Ship Hop
  3. Hip Hop Halftime
  4. Word on the Street
  5. Kennedy Center Ho-Nas
  6. He’s BAD
  7. Wu News
    a. Release Date
    b. Red and Meth Games
    c. RZApple
  8. One and Done – Tim Dog
  9. Record of the Week – Slum Village “Fan-Tas-Tic Vol. 1
  10. Bill Reads Lyrics
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Episode 203 – Live Fo’ Xmas

Ho Ho Ho, Happy Throwback Thursday, my foot…..no, that’s not how that goes. But man, have I mentioned how Beat Street is my favorite Christmas movie before? Welcome to our pre-Christmas, Christmas episode. This week the boys went LIVE on Facebook and interacted with some Posse members while recording your weekly dose of classic hip hop news and notes. They fight through what seems like HOURS of technical difficulties, one major hardware malfunction, and a partridge in a damned pear tree to bring you this special episode What else? Let’s listen!

  1. Let’s Kick Off With FUCK Gene Simmons
  2. Tony Hawk Pro B-Boy
  3. Foxx 50
  4. Hawaiian Sophie 2 : Electric Boogaloo
  5. Let’s Go Shopping 3
  6. The Shaggy Defense
  7. Plug 4 and 5?
  8. Revival or Recycle?
  9. Wu News
    a. Forever
    b. New RZA Film
    c. Let U-God Play, Too
  10. One and Done – MC A.D.E
  11. Record of the Week – West Coast Bad Boyz “High Fo’ Xmas
  12. Old to the New – Jeru the Damaja ft. O.C. “Spontaneous
  13. Bill Reads Lyrics
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Episode 202 – Tupac-kage

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! This week, the boys are back with some interesting Fake Football news, a new contest, and all the regular stuff you have come to expect over the last couple hundred episodes. What is all that? Let’s listen.

  1. Tupac Junk
  2. G Rap
  3. Moe Dee Speaks
  4. Wyclef Jean Get on the Mic for the Symphony
  5. Pimp C Legacy
  6. Run to Netflix
  7. Country Mike
  8. Tip Gives A Fuck
  9. Wu News
    a. Another Dumb Affiliate
    b. RZA Saves?
    c. The U-God Story
  10. One and Done – Cocoa Brovaz
  11. Record of the Week – Kool Moe Dee “Funke, Funke Wisdom
  12. Bill Reads Lyrics

 

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Episode 199 – Almost There

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! This week we realize that we are almost to episode 200 (of a show that wasn’t supposed to see episode 7). This is a big moment….well, almost a big moment. Almost a big FAT moment…..but more on that later. Anyway… let’s listen.

  1. 31 Years of Ill
  2. I’m Kurtis Blow, Bitch
  3. Boyz in the Wood
  4. Lip Licking Radio
  5. XTV
  6. Eminem Walks on Water
  7. So Fresh and So Clean
  8. Wu News
    a. Szechuan Clan
    b. Let’s Go to the Wu-vies
    c. YDB
    d. Liquid Box
    e. Nothin’ to Fuck With
  9. One and Done – Fredro Starr
  10. Record of the Week – D-Nice “To Tha Rescue
  11. Bill Reads Lyrics
  12. Question to the Posse
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