For hundreds of years, coffee has brought people together, connecting artists, business owners, neighbors and new friends. At Coffee By Design, we travel from Portland, Maine to farms around the world to find the most distinctive beans, then roast every batch with care and precision. CBD’s collection of coffees has something for everyone in the community, including you.
Straight up, latte, decaf or sweet – because there’s no wrong way to love coffee.
CBD opened its doors to its first location on Congress Street in 1994 and it’s been a wild and wonderful ride! The adventure continues and with this next phase we’ve Read More
Go To The Source
We offer a variety of coffees that taste great – and you can feel good about buying. For more than 20 years, we have roamed the planet searching for the best coffee regions with growing conditions that meet our high standards for environmental and economic sustainability. We seek only the top 1% of Arabica coffee beans that are picked and sorted by hand.
From the beginning, we have embraced our commitment to local arts and social change. We continue to grow and strengthen communities – in Portland, across Maine, and around the world.
The Arts and Social Change
REBEL BLEND FUND
For every pound of Rebel Blend coffee sold or brewed at Coffee By Design coffeehouses during the year, $1 is donated to the Rebel Blend Fund. Every year CBD accepts proposals from Maine artists and/or small arts organizations whose projects may fall between the funding cracks. A committee made up of CBD staff members selects several grants. The Rebel Blend committee looks for thought-provoking projects that have the potential to engage people across the state in meaningful conversation.