Perhaps it was late night exhaustion but I was swayed by the "$10 to try two of Gevalia's coffees" TV promotion and so signed on to try their beans. They are beyond bad. I'm happier with what I can pick up at Dagostinos (local NYC grocery)
Stunned by the inferior quality of the product I phoned their 800# to ask about when my beans had been roasted. After giving the woman a code from the box she replied: "June of 2000!" It is now March 2001. Those beans had been drying in a warehouse for 8.5 months. Ridiculous. Luckily I'm only out the $10. This post is a warning for anyone else who may be tempted by the commercial.