These beans are the best I have ever bought! MT. Ararat roasts their beans 2 times a week; they have a huge variety of beans as well as flavored beans & you can order whole bean or ground. My favorites so far are Italian Espresso, Italian Espresso Michelangelo & Danish Pastry. I gave several pounds as Christmas gifts & all got rave reviews.........I cannot believe the difference in flavor when you buy beans that are freshly roasted. They even give quanity discounts, so a friend & I just placed an order together to get the discount! I was a Starbucks junky, but no more........these beans are terrific!