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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.



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Ask the Roaster...What's your best coffee?

Carrie Masek

All of our coffees are good. Some of them are amazing. We only buy coffee we like, so every one of our coffees, be it a single origin, a blend or a decaf, is delicious. Our customers, though, sometimes ask for our “best” coffee. Which of our good coffees is the best?

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Ask the Roaster...What's the strongest coffee?

Carrie Masek

Nobody likes weak coffee. We've all had it, that cup of hot brown liquid that tastes more like wash water than coffee. But what makes a coffee strong? The answer is surprisingly complex, mostly because when it comes to coffee, “strong” means different things to different people.

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