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2321 Davis St., Unit C
North Chicago, IL


Coffee by the Roast is the retail website of Coffee Fresh, Inc, a small batch, specialty grade coffee roaster in North Chicago, IL, where customers can buy coffee online. Coffee by the Roast allows retail customers to buy fresh, custom roasted coffee online and have it shipped to any US address.  We provide only specialty grade coffee and roast the coffee to order.  Since coffee remains fresh for two to three weeks after roasting, we mail the coffee within twenty four hours to ensure our coffee is always fresh.

Coffee by the Blog

Coffee by the Roast newsletters, announcements and coming attractions.  New Varieties of Coffee. New Brewing Methods. Recipes. Here's where you find out what the Coffee Geeks are up to.


Monday is Labor Day

Carrie Masek

Summer is almost over. Monday is Labor Day. Coffee by the Roast will close at noon on Friday, September 1 and will reopen on Tuesday, September 5.  Any orders that come in during the Labor Day weekend will be roasted and mailed Tuesday.  

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The Dog Days of Summer are here

Carrie Masek

It's already August and the hottest days of summer are one their way.  Keep cool with coffee! Whether you agree with the Chinese and sip it hot to cool off, or prefer it frosty and iced, the Dog Days of Summer are a great time to enjoy your favorite coffee!

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So Many New Coffees...

Carrie Masek

We've had so much fun with our Panama Geisha adventure, that I haven't had a chance to mention the other wonderful coffees we've brought in over the last two months. The best of the new crop Northern Hemisphere coffees begin to arrive in early summer, and we've found some wonderful coffees from Central America and North Africa. Here's a belated list:

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