The KC Coffee Geek has been good to me. VERY good. I have in turn shared the bounty with coffee snobs and people new to good coffee who are fast becoming addicted.
I don't do reviews on what he gives me because some of it is "out of date". I *know* coffee is best within a certain time and I understand that it changes from day to day as the beans age. I enjoy super fresh coffee, but I also know that many of them are enjoyable way past the two week time. We're not talking day old bread here. Sometimes I can taste the difference, sometimes I can't. Most coffees hold up better than you might have been led to believe.
Not that they last forever. My daughter has little appreciation for fresh coffee. She does however notice when it gets VERY old. As she said "even I could tell that one had to be thrown out. I need more coffee, drop some off."
Anyway, this is my bounty. It's a beautiful sight, isn't it. Check out KC CoffeeGeek and if you are looking to sample good coffees, try his subscription service. He has excellent taste and you will NOT be disappointed by the beans you get.