I like the flavor, and like I said I grind the beans right before brewing.
I try and keep as much air out of the bag as possible, though the last couple of pots made from the bag tend to taste a bit different (though still good). I can tell though that the beans at the bottom of the bag end up being less oily and more dry.
Joe and I drink the Folgers Gourmet blends as well. He likes the chocolate one and I prefer the caramel. I'd rather have a nice cup of Starbucks Pike Place Roast, you can buy it at our
Wal-Mart. I am a drink my coffee black only gal.
I also buy decaf beans to mix with it, since too much caffeine gives me heart palpitations. I like it to be as local as it can be, obviously we don't grow it here but there are a few places that roast it. And organic and fair trade and all that. Right now I have Salt Spring Island decaf coffee beans and Kicking Horse decaf beans
My wife learned that the beans sold by Sams, Member's Mark Colombia Supremo Fair Trade Certified Whole Bean Coffee, were rated as some of the best beans, so we tried them. Three times per week, I'll grind enough just to keep it fresh. Both of us enjoy it with a little bit of hal-n-half.
Peets or Starbucks whole beans. Grind just enough for two days. Store in an air tight tupperware type container. Make it a cup at a time in a My-K-cup in a Keurig machine. The rest of the family uses the regular K-cups. I'd probably use one of those little French presses if it wasn't for the presence of that machine.