My parents - particularly my father - are coffee fanatics, of sorts. They love it - drink a TON of it - and are quite picky about what they drink/how they make it. As I use coffee purely as a drug, and am much less picky, thus I never dare make coffee for them as it never is "as good" as my father claims he makes it.
I think my parents drink French Roast from Trader Joe's currently, very strong. When purchasing it, my father checks every can in the store for the "freshest" one, and uses some sort of special grinder at home before making each pot. He's an organic chemist by training, so I suspect some additional magic is involved.
As birthday presents for parents can always be hazardous in my family, I am always trying to think of something they might actually use/enjoy. My father's birthday is coming up, and I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations on a "coffee of the month club" - something with reliable quality/freshness, strong beans. NOTHING flavored. Just the pure good stuff.