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620 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3304
+1 207-772-5533
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6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Coffee By Design, a Maine owned and operated coffee company since 1994, is...
Coffee By Design, a Maine owned and operated coffee company since 1994, is dedicated to changing the world, one cup of coffee at a time by providing customers with sustainably sourced, traceable coffee. Owners Mary Allen Lindemann and Alan Spear were named Maine SBA Small Business Person of the Year, 2014. In addition to serving some of the world's finest coffee, Coffee By Design is committed to running a sustainable business dedicated to the arts, the environment, and the community.
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  • 1
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Smoothie

Very friendly staff. Convenient location and right in LLBean. Strawberry Banana smoothie is excellent!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Very friendly staff. Convenient location and right in LLBean. Strawberry Banana smoothie is excellent!

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Warrensburg, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This can be found in a couple of locations in Portland. The coffee and foods are wonderful. A great place to stop in the early morning when you are setting out for a day in Portland or other areas. They have been in business for a long time and are a part of Portland.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The iced mocha is excellent, they use real cocoa powder. A lot better than other chain coffee places. You can tell they use good quality coffee.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We made a stop at Coffee By Design in Portland, which was perfect. The location was easy to get to and the coffee was wonderful. The young woman who worked there was funny and very nice. Don't miss this stop if you are a coffee lover!

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Charlotte, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

A great coffee stop offering organic/sustainable coffee at reasonable prices. Plenty of seating, free wifi and very attentive service at the counter.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We tried a couple of Coffee By Design locations during our stay and they were all great. Definitely try the Iced White - perfect for a summery day.

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Boston, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

If you like good microroasted coffee, but don't like multinational chains, this is your choice. They also have cold drinks (Odwalla, milk, chocolate milk, energy drinks) and, of course, iced coffee and tea.

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We liked to visit coffee roasters when travelling and this is one of the best we experienced in New England. They have a nice variety of different coffee, including nice blends. We bought quite a few bags of beans, the El Salvador and Costa Rica beans were very nice. Still enjoying it now just wish it was closer to home.

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Stopped in for a bag of beans after trip up from Boston-- excellent location in Portland, easy to find, parking on the street, and a free cup of coffee when you buy a bag. Eclectic, and a nice change of pace. Will be back for sure.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Visited on my first trip to the city and wasn't very impressed. Ordered a latte and muffin "for here". Didn't offer to heat up the muffin and served the latte in a to-go cup. Muffin was good. Latte was ok--I probably wouldn't go back.

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Additional Information about Coffee By Design

Address: 620 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3304
Phone Number: +1 207-772-5533
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Cafe

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 620 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3304
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-5533

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

Description

Coffee By Design, a Maine owned and operated coffee company since 1994, is dedicated to changing the world, one cup of coffee at a time by providing customers with sustainably sourced, traceable coffee. Owners Mary Allen Lindemann and Alan Spear were named Maine SBA Small Business Person of the Year, 2014. In addition to serving some of the world's finest coffee, Coffee By Design is committed to running a sustainable business dedicated to the arts, the environment, and the community.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm

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