I love so many of the flavors, but this one I tried for the first time this morning. My husband made me a cup and didn't remember which flavor. We spent our morning walk going on about how good it was. The flavoring really comes out, and it's nutty and sweet and smooth - just perfect. I'm so glad I found you all and started ordering through you. Keep up the good work.
When you want a cup of coffee that can stand alone on its own as an enjoyable afternoon (or morning) treat - this is definitely one to have! No need for any kind of dessert or cookie needed- the rich flavors are a treat themselves. The added plus of such a palette of flavors with few calories makes it especially nice!
Not one who goes on and on about coffee, and its really important properties etc., i offer you my simple story/review.
Many years ago, mon beau papillon turned me onto this fantastic cup of coffee, from a modern, service center/convenience store in Minnesota. They also sold the beans, whole or ground. I then began buying these beans whole for years in a plain brown 1lb coffee bag from a them. My second year of happily doing this, I was sold their last pound in its original 5lb bag, and i then had the company's name and means of contact.
I then began ordering directly from Raphael's and i must say, they are a company many "internet order" companies could strive to duplicate in understanding, reading of their customers, and genuine enjoyment of what they do. I usually request some individualistic or theme of pictures, drawings etc to adorn my box for both the excitement of my employees and they who deliver these boxes. I believe Mike and others have shown true appreciation of their customers by fulfilling these requests every time, and adding a little note to correspond on my receipt, and often a sample of other fine beans.
This is the best smelling, best tasting "flavored, roasted" bean i have found. Don't mistake me for someone who devotes time to this, for I do not. But i have bought other "flavored, roasted" beans and grinds from our local roasteries, supermarket offerings, national chain companies,etc. and they all taste like they spray flavoring onto a bean. Raphael's tastes like they grew beans inherent with these depths of taste, none of the other companies come close to this true taste.
Over the years, whether at home, at my various places of employment, i attract coffee drinkers and non-coffee drinkers with the aroma from grinding the beans, and brewing this masterpiece. Full, true taste every time, all the time. . They know their stuff.