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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.

Good-Bye Summer...Hello Coffee!

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Good-Bye Summer...Hello Coffee!

Carrie Masek

Monday was Labor Day.  We took the long weekend off and enjoyed cold brewed Summer Ice for our afternoon picnic. We were back to work Tuesday, drinking hot coffee.

One of our favorite ways to wake up a sleepy September morning is with our Coffee of the Month, Easy Sunrise. Honey-sweet, with citrus topnotes and a rich, lingering finish, Easy Sunrise is great with breakfast or to jump start your brain any time of day.  Available in full and 1/2 roast bags through September.

The Ethiopians are coming!  We've been waiting for months for the new crop coffees from Ethiopia to arrive.  Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Lake Abaya, Ethiopia Natural Lake Abaya and hard to find, Grade One, Ethiopia Harrar have taken their sweet time getting here, but they will finally get here early next week.  To celebrate, we're making Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Lake Abaya our Monthly 1/2 roast for September. If you like your coffee lively, rich and floral, give this lovely coffee from the birthplace of coffee a try!

Our new website is live!  If you haven't already, check it out. The website is for you, so please, let us know how you like it.  One thing you'll notice is the names of our signature blends have changed, some quite a bit.  If you're curious about the new names, please check out our blog, New Website/New Names.  Thanks!

And finally, to thank the readers of our blog, we're offering a FREE 1/2 roast of Easy Sunrise with your first coffee order of the month.  Just write "September" in the box for Additional Instructions, and we'll throw in the extra coffee at no extra charge.

Sharing great coffee is our favorite way to say good-bye to summer!