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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.

Coffee Flavors Deconstructed

Learn about the multifaceted flavors of Coffee by the Roast's fresh coffee. Coffee flavor profiles broken down by region, roast level & taste description. Sweet, lively, floral, rich, bold & complex coffee flavors explained.

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.