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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.

Happy 4th of July!

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Happy 4th of July!

Carrie Masek

Tuesday is Independence Day, a great day for coffee!  Whether it's a steaming cup before the morning's parade, a tall, iced cold brew with your picnic, or a cup of decaf while watching the evening's fireworks, coffee is as much a part of the 4th of July as sparklers and flags. 

Celebrate your independence from bad coffee with Summer Ice, July's Coffee of the Month. An all American blend of naturally processed coffees, smooth, rich and creamy with hints of toffee, hazelnut and apricot. Great hot, and wonderful as cold brew. Available in Full and 1/2 roast bags through July.

Or try one of our new coffee arrivals, Guatemala El Injertal RFA, Organic Mexico Dos Rios, Panama Boquete Maunier Estate.  We love all these coffees, but if you want something extraordinary, try a bag of Panama Geisha Horqueta la Berlina.

Rumored to be the best coffee in the world, and certainly one of the most expensive, Panama Geisha is the perfect melding of a floral Ethiopian with a smooth, sweet and rich Central American. We bought a small box, hoping to rediscover the coffee we loved and lost so many years ago.  I'll tell you if we succeeded in my next blog post, but in the meantime, we liked the coffee so much, we decided to share it with our customers.  Available while the very limited supplies last in both Full and 1/2 roast pouches.

And finally, to thank the readers of this blog, we're offering a FREE 1/2 roast of coffee with your first order of the month. Just type "July" in the box for Additional Instructions (or send me an email) and we'll throw in a 1/2 roast bag of Summer Ice with your order at no extra charge. It's our way to to help you enjoy the long, hot days of summer!