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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 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.


Where in the world was your favorite coffee?

Carrie Masek

Coffee is the most popular beverage in the world. Ok, plain water probably beats coffee in gallons consumed, but in terms of variety and pleasure, coffee is king. One of the fun things about traveling is discovering the different ways people around the world serve and enjoy coffee.

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Ask the Roaster...About Freshness.

Carrie Masek

“Does coffee spoil?” “How long is coffee good for?” “What's the best way to store coffee?”

We receive a lot of questions about coffee and freshness. The answer depends on where the coffee is in the cycle of roasting, grinding and brewing.

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Early Spring Arrivals

Carrie Masek

Early spring weather is full of contradictions, as is the coffee we receive at this time of year.  Weatherwise, the days are getting warmer, but, there's still a good chance of blizzards and severe winter weather. Some of winter's most exciting weather waits until March. 

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