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2321 Davis St., Unit C
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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Ask the Roaster...Is coffee good for health, or bad?

Carrie Masek

My grandmother used to say that anything too good was either illegal, immoral or fattening.  Nowadays, she'd probably add "unhealthy."  Around here, we think coffee is very good, but is it good for us?  Many of our customers have asked the same thing, especially now that a California judge has ruled that larger coffee chains in California must post warnings about the alleged cancer risk of drinking coffee.  We turned to our roaster and asked, "What's up with coffee and our health?" Here's his answer:

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Keep Cool with Cold Brew

Carrie Masek

It's not even the middle of May, but in some parts of the country, temperatures are already climbing into the 80's. Hello, summer! If you're like us and enjoy Cold Brew iced coffee on hot summer days, it’s time to get out your French Press (or good old-fashioned mason jar) and make your own at home. Here's how:

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It's May! (And we have new coffees)

Carrie Masek

Flowers are blooming and the weather is getting warmer, but the mornings are still chilly enough for a good, hot cup of coffee.  Whether you're celebrating Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day or holding out for Memorial Day weekend, May is a great month for coffee...and we have a bunch of new ones!

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