New NW Blends customer. First experience with fresh roasted and ground coffee shipped to my door. I have been enjoying various pod type coffees lately for convenience mostly but missed the classic brewed cup - we decided to get a French Press and placed a Cascade Blend order. With the French press in mind, I was initially unsure of grind, started with drip, on my next order we’ll go with toddy. Upon opening sealed bag, a nice balanced aroma was present – definitely hints of a classic medium blend. Boiled up a quart of filtered water and loaded the press, let it sit about 4 minutes and poured. Nice on the nose and the blend delivered a pleasant surprise of a little bit of coffee foam from the bean oils. At first sip – light on the palate with light spice finish. On our second pressing, I added another minute to the brew resulting in a bit more forward flavor – loved it. This medium delivers as a nice all arounder in my opinion, perfect for any occasion, it doesn’t demand your attention but, if you prefer medium blends, is perfect for getting your day started with no fuss.