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“Great coffee” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Coffee By Design

Coffee By Design
620 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3304
+1 207-772-5533
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Ranked #1 of 96 Coffee & Tea in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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.
Edmonds, Washington
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great coffee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Being from Seattle, you don't want to settle on just ANY coffee. We stumbled across this shop. Coffee was good but did not offer hemp milk or almond milk. Only had soy, which is NOT my preference. Said they were looking into hemp as the 2nd choice.

Visited October 2013
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Hopewell, NJ
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Small Shop - Big Flavor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Stopped in on our way out of town. Delicious spinach and feta, and a raspberry and cheese croissants went perfectly with the fresh and hot (really hot - as it should be!!) You can't go wrong here, seemed like a bunch of regulars were caffing up in there as well, usually a good sign of dependable quality! Parking can be tough, especially with the snow mounds 4 ft tall! But worth it, just go.

Visited February 2014
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Reading, Massachusetts
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great coffee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I am a regular Starbucks coffee drinker and at home when I have a chance I like to use my french press but I have to say Coffee by Design does blow Starbucks out of the water and is well worth it. As stated I typically drink a Pike's or the bold choice at Starbucks and the two or three different coffees I enjoyed at CBD were fantastic. Comparably priced to Sbucks

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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austria
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Beat Coffee In Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Whenever I´m in Portland I go to Coffee by Design. There are many nice coffee shops in Portland but CBD roasts there own so it´s always fresh. There are also a few coffee shops in town that feel a little pretentious. Not at CBD. It´s always easy going but with good customer service. I love there Italian Roast and always buy a few pounds when I´m in Portland.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Cod, MA
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Hot and Spicy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

They said it was spicy and it was. I ordered the Black eyed chai and it lived up to it's description. Definitely a good start to a long day. Service was good. It was nice to here what they each liked.

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