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North Chicago, IL


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

Good-Bye Northern Hemisphere...Hello Southern

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Good-Bye Northern Hemisphere...Hello Southern

Carrie Masek

In early fall, new crop coffees transition from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere. We just received a skid of new coffees with both the last of this season's Central Americans and the first or this season's Indonesians and Southern Hemisphere Africans.  Check them out:

El Salvador Las Mercedes RFA: A honey processed, Rain Forest Alliance certified coffee with blueberry topnotes and lovely sweet chocolate and macadamia nut richness. A rich and satisfying coffee perfect for sipping all day long.

Organic Dragon (Organic Flores Bajawa Ngura) RFA: A naturally processed, Rain Forest Alliance certified, organic coffee from the land of Komodo Dragons.  A sweet, complex coffee with a malted barley aroma, smooth, silky texture and Bakers chocolate and toasted caramel richness.

Tanzania Ruvuma: Almost as lively as its Kenyan cousins, our new crop Tanzanian boasts zesty lemon topnotes balanced by a hint of raspberry and a smooth, rich finish.

Organic Uganda Bugisi RFA: A naturally processed, organically and Rain Forest Alliance certified coffee featuring gentle watermelon and raspberry topnotes, tootsie roll sweetness, chocolate graham cracker richness and the subtle warmth of spiced rum.