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“Great local coffee shop”
Review of Coffee By Design

Coffee By Design
Ranked #3 of 88 Coffee & Tea in Portland
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.
Reviewed June 20, 2012 via mobile

Excellent coffee, and friendly service. Wod choose this place over Starbucks any day.

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Reviewed June 13, 2012

We found this little hole in the wall selling coffee in Portland and stopped in for a dark roasted cup and a croissant. Both passed with flying colors. Nice freshly roasted flavor and very tasty croissant. As an added bonus, the cost made the stop a steal.

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Reviewed June 8, 2012

Smelled wonderful, tasted even better. Got the Sumatran, black. When coffee is wonderful without added anything, it's truly wonderful. Served with personality, even better. They don't just claim to be barristas, and I got no hint of pretentiousness, snobbery, or inflated prices. Really great coffee, served by people who really get great coffee. Glad we stopped in.

Thank Meg R
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

Every city needs a good coffee shop downtown. This is it.

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Reviewed May 30, 2012

As a lifelong Starbucks coffee fan and a total coffee snob who favors dark silty roasted coffee I am blown away by the consistent aromas of CBD's Dark Roasts. They go above and beyond anything available at Starbucks with much more flavor, spice and versatility in comparison. If only there was a CBD off the peninsula in Portland and on Portland's outskirts where I live, I'd be there all the time.

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