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2321 Davis St., Unit C
North Chicago, IL


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It's October!

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It's October!

Carrie Masek

October is a great month.  The weather is crisp, the leaves turn beautiful colors, and the month ends with Halloween fun.  October is also a time of abundance that leads some to search for ways to help others. Look below for three ways to get the most out of your October.

Our Coffee of the Month for October is Black Magic, a sinfully good blend, roasted dark to bring out its devilishly full body and rich aroma. Perfect to enjoy on a crisp autumn morning and bold enough to stand up to a chocolaty Halloween treat. Black Magic is available all month in both full and 1/2 roast bags.

Our Monthly 1/2 roast is new crop Kenya Kichwa Tembo. Prized by connoisseurs as one of the liveliest coffees grown,this season's Kenya is a sparkling bright coffee with a floral aroma, lemon and grapefruit acidity and toffee sweetness. The new crop Kenya will be available all month in both full and 1/2 roast bags.

For some, October is a time to find new ways to help others.  We've partnered with a local non profit organization, ReNew Communities.  ReNew Communities is dedicated to creating new jobs and community-engaged home-ownership here in North Chicago, IL. We're helping with coffee!  Check out our new custom blend, ReNew Roast. It's a smooth, full-bodied coffee with rich chocolate notes balanced by toffee sweetness and a tangy hint of grapefruit. Not only is ReNew Roast delicious, but a portion of each sale goes to support ReNew Communities. As they like to say, "Blessing others one cup at a time."

Finally, to thank the readers of this blog, we're offering a 1/2 roast of Black Magic FREE with your first order of the month.  Just write, "October," in the box for additional instructions, and we'll throw in the 1/2 roast at no extra charge.

Sharing coffee is one of our favorite ways to celebrate abundance.

~ Carrie, Paul and the Coffee Geeks at Coffee by the Roast