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“I love, love, love Coffee By Design” 5 of 5 stars
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Coffee By Design
620 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3304
+1 207-772-5533
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Ranked #28 of 540 Restaurants in Portland
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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.
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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.
Cumberland, Maine
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“I love, love, love Coffee By Design”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I have purchased all of my coffee from CBD for many years. I have never been disappointed. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and engaging. They have several locations, but my favorite is the India Street store. All of their stores have a warm and inviting atmosphere, with funky art and the ability to use WIFI, have small, informal meetings and hang out.

I highly recommend Coffee By Design for both the serious coffee drinker and the person who enjoys chai, hot chocolate and other delicious beverages. It is a wonderful way to experience the culture of Portland.

Visited April 2013
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Peaks Island, Maine
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“A great coffee house, with a great conscience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Expect great coffee and simple baked good here -- not a lot more. But the people are friendly, the company's values are great, they open early, and . . . what more does a coffee house need to offer.

Visited March 2013
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Portland, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“It's Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Love the tea. Coffee is great as well. The bakery items are also a delicous treat as well. It's aplus that the staff in knowledgeable about the prodcuts, and are great at recomending items!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Maine
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Just good coffee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

It doesn't matter which Coffe by Design you go to... its just GREAT coffee. They also have some yummy foods, and fun decor. Really, just good coffee!!!

Visited March 2013
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New Gloucester, Maine
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Excellent Coffee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We went to the CBD cafe in the lower level of LL Bean in Freeport. Met with a manager. He was very nice and explained their coffees and the process. We have been mail ordering their coffee since that visit.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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