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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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New crop Ethiopian coffee
Ethiopia Harrar African coffee
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe grade 1 African coffee
New crop Ethiopian coffee
Ethiopia Harrar African coffee
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe grade 1 African coffee


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Amazing coffee from the birthplace of coffee.

Roaster's Choice: City for washed Lake Abaya, Full City for Natural Lake Abaya and Harrar

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Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Lake Abaya G1: A practically perfect coffee, processed two ways for two amazingly different cups.

Select Lake Abaya (new crop) for a washed process coffee with a clean, smooth, medium body, lovely jasmine aroma, Kona-like sweetness, lively lemon and apricot topnotes and lingering caramel richness.

Select Natural Lake Abaya (current crop) for naturally processed coffee, intense and complex, with a silky mouth feel, full body, juicy plum topnotes, candy sweetness and a hint of spice.

Suggested Roast Level: City for Lake Abaya to emphasize lively topnotes and flora aroma. Full City or Vienna for Natural Lake Abaya to heighten body and complex sweetness.

Ethiopia Harrar: Wild and Wonderful!

Out of Stock, more on its way. Picked from the coffee shrubs that grow wild on the hills near Mesela, Ethiopia, this intense, complex, naturally processed coffee is smooth and full bodied with dried fruit sweetness and a rich, lingering finish. Unlike cultivated coffees, Harrar changes from pot to pot, from sip to sip.  Look for hints of sage or wild flowers in the aroma, blueberry, prune or dried fig sweetness, chocolate, caramel or both in the rich finish.

Suggested Roast Level: City or Full City to emphasize floral aromas and lively topnotes, Vienna or darker for a richer, bolder cup.

(1 roast = 600 gr. green coffee. Roasted weight approximately 18 oz.)