Some of the R & R Some of the Reproduction Linen are coffee dyed and they will have "strips of brown and some coffee residue" some area will have black spots, inks and the smell of coffee". All hand dyed fabric will shrink in the dyeing process, so the size of the linen is not exact, plus and minus 1-2 inches in length and width. The linen colors are not consistent and have a wide range of difference. If you prefer a clean and more even dyed fabric and are very particular about linen, you should consider Belfast, Cashel, Edinburgh, Newcastle hand dyed linen and Weeks Dye Works hand dyed linen instead. Weeks dye Works linens are better quality and with better consistency. Distributors will not accept returns on any R&R linen because it is the way the hand dyed process, I cannot refund or exchange any fabric. It is basically buy it at your own risk or you may want to buy this fabric in person so you will know exactly what you are buying. I do carry the Vintage Mocha for in Edinburgh Belfast, Cashel and Lugana fabric. They are machine dyed and come out almost the same each time.