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North Chicago, IL


Coffee by the Roast: fresh roasted, small batch, specialty grade coffee. Online. Roasted-to-order, custom coffee ships within 24 hours to any US address. Find your favorite specialty grade coffee or create your own coffee. Buy coffee online and get fresh, custom coffee delivered to your door.


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Begin your Coffee by the Roast coffee exploration. Coffees by categories: Single Origins, Signature Blends & Specialty Flavors, customized coffees. Select coffees by group buttons or individual coffees in drop-down menus. Roaster Gold featured coffees, specials & more!

Safe Water Coffee

A custom blend of Kenya AA and other outstanding African coffees. A rich, light and lively coffee with citrus brightness balanced by lemon blossom sweetness and a lingering cocoa finish for the best of Africa in a cup.

Roast level: Full City

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Coffee for a Cause: Spotlight On Safe Water Coffee

This Thanksgiving season, we're bringing together good coffee and the people who love it, and doing a little good at the same time with our new coffee collection, Coffee for a Cause. We'll create unique coffee blends to help support causes around the world connected to the people, places and/or processes that make coffee possible. Our first Coffee for a Cause concerns something that is as essential to good coffee as it is to life itself: Water.

Safe Water Coffee is a custom blend of Kenya AA and other outstanding African coffees, roasted at a Full City roast level to heighten the coffee's rich flavor and smooth body. The flavor is light and lively with citrus brightness balanced by lemon blossom sweetness and a lingering cocoa finish. Safe Water Coffee is the best of Africa in a cup. In cooperation with a local organization, Drops of Mercy, we’ll donate a dollar from each roast sold to the Water Mission: Mukuru Project. Here's why:

You can't make good coffee with bad water, and it's even harder to stay healthy. Only relatively recently have most of us here in the US had access to consistently clean, safe water. The 750,000 residents of Mukuru, the largest slum in Nairobi, Kenya, aren't so lucky. Water borne diseases are the leading cause of death in Mukuru and most of those who die are children under the age of five.

One of our customers has visited Mukuru and seen the problem first hand. He founded Drops of Mercy. The organization works through the Water Mission: Mukuru Project to distribute Kohler Co. Clarity filters, to families living in Mukuru. The filters allow the families to make their water safe in their own home. READ MORE...

Single Origin

Coffee by Place: A world tour of coffees from over 20 countries, featuring nearly 40 different regions, estates, co-ops, and certifications. Whether you prefer bold Indonesian, lively African or sweet, rich American coffee, this page is for you!

Signature blends

Coffee by Taste: Coffees from around the world blended together for the best possible flavor, season-to-season, year-to-year. Enjoy one of our monthly specials or try a Taste in Time and sample coffees from times and places throughout history.

Specialty flavor

Coffee by Creation: Where we make coffee even more special. Whether you seek your own, custom blend, or a better version of an old favorite, here's where you find custom coffee, flavored coffee, coffee flights, gifts and more!

Exclusively from Coffee by the Roast™ -- Retail pouches of our 100% Arabica, specialty grade coffee. Each pouch starts with 600 grams of raw, unroasted, green coffee. You pick the coffee. You pick the roast level. Our small batch roasters minimize waste and maximize quality to give you the best coffee for the best possible price.

Roaster Gold Coffees

Elegant. Decadent. Rare. Coffees for those who seek the extraordinary.

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New and Popular Monthly Coffee Subscriptions. Available in 3 month, 6 month and 12 month lengths.

Coffee by the Roast's Coffee of the Month

Harvest Roast : November
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Bold, rich and satisfying, a blend of American coffees lively enough to brighten a chilly fall morning and smooth enough to sip all day. Especially crafted to enjoy with Thanksgiving dinner and pumpkin pie.

Roast Level: Full City

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Coffee by the Roast’s Exploration Coffee

Travel the coffee growing world with us each month and enjoy a half roast of a different single origin coffee at our favorite roast level.

Exploration Coffee, 1/2 roast bag

Delicious Destiny. Coffees from around the world unite to create a tangy, bittersweet brew with a rich vanilla aroma and lingering mellow sweetness to awaken the superhero in us all.

Roast Level: Vienna

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