As we've grown as a company the good complaint we have is that we sometimes find it hard to guess demand. In the early days of growth this meant running out of coffee, but to try keep up we started releasing extra bags. In weeks where not all of this extra coffee sells it ages and for some reason this puts off buyers who want the fresher version of that bag on the shelf.
So these lonely bags are getting ignored, when actually if the coffee is 2-5 weeks old it will taste better than a bag that's less than a week old. This is because coffee that's fresh has too much gas in it and won't extract as well as an older version. Also, coffee still develops while resting too and you will get a better result in our experienced opinion (especially on an espresso machine) if you can hold out and wait for it to age 2-5 weeks and sometimes even a little longer for certain coffees. Coffee itself is still yummy for up to 2-3 months after roasting as long as you continue to keep it in its wholebean form and grind fresh.
The bags are random and this option will only be activated if stock levels permit. Its not sustainable for us to always give discounts on perfectly good produce, but until the mentality around rested coffee (that is perfect to drink vrs too fresh) changes we don't want to see these lonely bags ignored and not sold. The last thing we want is to see them go to waste. You won't have a choice other than espresso or filter roast. Omni roasted bags would go to either.