A general characterization that cup flavors are diminishing in quality due to age of the The processed seed of the coffee tree fruit. Coffee is a flowering shrub that produces fruit. The seeds of the fruit are processed, roasted, ground and prepared as an infusion.: Coffee is a flowering shrub More, and loss of Grown without the use of artificial fertilizers, herbicides, etc.: Organic coffee has been grown according to organic farming techniques, typically without the use of artificial fertilizers. Some farms have more local Organic Certification than the More compounds. Before the use of inner lining barrier bags such as A multi-layer plastic bag with a gas barrier. The bags have been shown to extend the flavor life of the coffee significantly over storage in jute or burlap bags.: A multi-layer plastic bag with a More or Ecotact, this was characterized as “baggy” meaning the scent and taste of jute. With the liners, faded coffee tends to taste more papery or in extreme cases, like wet cardboard.