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2321 Davis St., Unit C
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.

Coffee Flavors Deconstructed

Coffee Flavor by Growing Region


Americans are often Rich, Sweet & Lively


Africans are often Lively, Floral & Sweet


Indonesians are often Sweet, Bold & Complex

Coffee Flavor by Roast Level

Light Roasts

Coffees roasted between 420-430 F tend to Lively, Floral or Sweet.

Medium Roasts

Coffees roasted between 430-450 F tend to be Rich, Sweet or Floral.

Dark Roasts

Coffees roasted to 450 F and above tend to be Bold, Rich and Complex

Coffee Flavor by Description


Pure sugar, fruit, chocolate or honey.


Smooth, buttery texture with a balance of sweet, lively and bold. A full, rounded experience. 


Bright sours and tarts from flavor acids. Zesty. Bold's opposite.


Bitter and sweet with a rich, heavy body.


Flowers like jasmine, rose, lavender and coffee blossom. 


Lively sparks, floral blooms, rich breadth, smooth sweets, bold bitters and clean finishes.