I don't understand some people's complaints. I've been looking for the best banana bread recipe for years and THIS is my FAVORITE! The coffee gives depth. Not oily or too sweet. Of course you need RIPE bananas, and I always use whole wheat PASTRY flour (and usually substitute it for white flour). As with all quick breads, do not over mix! I add vanilla and some chocolate chips so it's healthy dessert in the kids' lunch box. Only con is in a bread pan it takes so darn long to bake, and sometimes I get impatient an remove it too soon so it's not quite done in the middle. Yuk. I think I'll try it in muffin tins.