These coffee beans are the only ones that ever go into my grinder! I won't buy stale coffee at the grocery store or anywhere else. This Special Blend Decaf is always fresh and the taste is pure and mild. The roast for me is perfects and the taste is never bitter or acidic. What can I say other than this blend is JUST GOOD! I drink my coffee black.. nothing to adulterate the flavor so I will say that I do savor and enjoy each cup. I have tried other flavors but always return to just this specific one.