Coffeehouse Blunders

A weekly chat with Chess International Master Danny and Coffee Snob Motz on all things coffee, chess, tech, & the lives of these two adorable besties.

About the show

Join Daniel "Danny" Rensch and James "Motz" Montemagno each week on Coffeehouse Blunders as they discuss the latest in chess, coffee, tech, and anything else happening in their wonderful lives and around the world. Danny's life as an International Chess Master collides with Motz's mobile development and public speaking background for absolutely adorable and astonishing conversation.

Episodes and Blog Entries

  • S2 E1 The Queen's Gambit Breakdown: Openings

    Episode  |  November 25th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 22 mins
    beth harmon, breakdown, chess, levenfish, najdorf, netflix, queen's gambit, review, sicilian defense, tqg, tv

    Welcome to Season 2 of Coffeehouse Blunders. We are back and breaking down every aspect of Beth Harmon's chess journey in The Queen's Gambit. What was chess like in 1967 in Paris, were the first matches realistic, is the Sicilian Defense the best thing to learn as a beginner, and how does a simultaneous really work.

  • Season 2 Trailer: The Queen's Gambit

    Episode  |  November 17th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 min 11 secs
    chess, coffee, netflix, queen's gambit, season 2, tech

    We are coming back by popular demand! This time for a full breakdown of the international sensation, The Queen's Gambit! Danny and James will break down every episode from the season and not only give you the insights from an International Master on how realistic the chess is, but also the life and times of Beth Harmon in the time era.

  • December Coffee Dripper Review

    Article  |  September 12th, 2017
    By James Montemagno
    coffee, december dripper, pour over, review

    Motz reviews the December Coffee Dripper: The first pourover coffee dripper designed completely by specialty coffee experts. Let's see if it is true what they say, that now brewing perfect coffee is easier than ever!