Man, I did it again! pressed send instead of spell check. I guess I need more coffee, 3rd time is the Charm!!!! Sorry about the post I just sent, was trying to do a spell check but pressed send by accident. Should read: guess one of the things to wonder about is whether the beans are any good. I've bought from some other sources besides Sweet Maria and was quickly cured. I've never had a bad bean from Sweet Maria, but from other local sources sometimes have been burned. I remember running low of Sweet Maria's Puerto Rico Selecto and finding some at a company I was visiting. Couldn't understand why I didn't like this coffee anymore since it had been one of my favorites. I reviewed my notes and realized that I was roasting it the same, but it started tasting terrible when I ran out of Sweet Maria's beans and started using the other source. That was an eye opener. I have decided that in the long run, the shipping is worth it. I have a carton of beans that I call Junk beans, that I won't roast for myself or anyone else. I save them to condition a future roaster I might buy. Not one bean in my junk pile is from Sweet Maria's. Point, it may well be the bean.