I thought the beans were pretty much the same size/colour as all the others I have bought from Rave in the past. I just chucked some in the grinder and used my usual setting and they were fine even though they were right at their use by date. Could get the chocolate and vanilla tasting notes. There was another tasting note that I didn’t get, can’t remember what it was now. I enjoyed them anyway. (Used them for espresso mainly and a couple of milk based drinks. Not sure if that was the info you were looking for).