Shed any notion that I am becoming set in my ways with age. Out of near desperation I strayed from my standard purchase of the same coffee combo I've been buying (I mix regular and decaf). I grabbed a bag of Allegro columbian decaf at Whole Foods about 2 weeks. I am on my third bag now.
Allegro, you may have Starbucks beat. Smaller production? I haven't investigated but my logical mind can't fathom and equally sized or larger production of beans. If I were a betting woman I'd say yes.
What I can confirm is upon opening the bag the aroma is, without question, the most pleasingly fragrant beans to cross my nose. It is smoother and richer than whatever other bean you're consuming now. Once I satisfy my quest on the whole how all cheeses are made I am diving into the world of the coffee bean to officially get out of being the biggest fan to expert level authority.
To optimize the whole thing: I am still actively in the process of transition all my french press friends into a dripper. It. is. better. PERIOD.
My morning rig looks a little ridiculous but it tastes divine. Santa will bring me a chemex to make it all more aesthetic but for now, I got the taste down to a science.