The 16oz to 12oz transition in coffee is pretty recent, and very regrettable for a household like mine, which goes through about a pound a week. As coffee prices have risen, the producers have decided to cut package size instead of raise prices. Where you used to get 16 oz. for $15, now you get 12 oz. for that same price. To me this is annoying, because my local grocery store carries the good beans from a local roaster, and I'd like to buy a week's worth at a time, the same way I buy my groceries. I'd rather just pay what it costs for the 16 oz. bag. Some devious producers are now cutting further, down to 11 or even 10 oz., without changing the price and trying to make the bag look like it's the same size. Sneaky bastards. It's not illegal or anything, but it sure drives me away from their brands as soon as I notice it.