Elan roasts their beans in-house, and you can definitely taste the difference. They're very proud of their organic certification and take great pains to ensure that they always serve a top-notch coffee. The result is a consistently good cup of cofee. The dark brews are rich and full-bodied, just as they should be. I like having a cup of cofee that you can drink black without needing to add 1/2 cup of sugar to it to either cut back on the boldness or give it flavor.