I have tried many coffee candles in my day, and this is probably the most authentic I have burned. This is strong, but I like that since I often pair my coffee scents with a gourmand bakery scent. I tried this for the first time with Kringle's Blueberry Muffin, and my house smelled just like a coffee house. Seriously, this candle throws all over my downstairs open concept area. Performance was great, too.