Taking that first sip,you are trying to figure out what that pleasant after taste is...That second larger swallow,you taste a smoky taste,then the Antarctic Blend reaches out and grabs you by the collar and says,"WAKE UP !"... I have made it with a One Cup Pour Over,Vacuum Pot,Old Style Pour Over Drip Pot,Porcelain Percolator and Open Pot for Cowboy Coffee,and not once did I not receive a bad cup ! Just NEVER Boil It Or Make It Too Strong ! They were all Delicious and Fragrant ! I hand grind all my beans with a 1902 Husqvarna Burr Grinder my Great-Grandmother brought over from Sweden to Texas for their Land Grants in 1906,My Grandpa was just eight years old,and it is worth the effort ! The beans are not dried out,rather covered in their natural essential oils,I store them in an OXO Airless Button Purge Container,which makes this coffee so wonderful. Thank Ya'll so much for all your hard,quality work,and I cannot wait to try Ariosa Dark next ! I have a feeling that it will be my favorite and my go to coffee !