2019 CRAVE event results, congratulations to all!

Crave at Coffee By Design is a dream come true for coffee lovers. This annual event features coffee-infused craft foods and beverages. We host it in our roastery, at 1 Diamond St. Crave is part of Maine Restaurant Week and we are the presenting sponsor.

Guests at this year’s sold out event tasted and voted for their favorites and selected The Black Tie Company’s vegan coffee date cake with Kenya Kericho County Boma Washing Station coffee, made by Pastry Chef Ashley Small and Executive Chef Avery Richter. 

Professional judges Kathleen Pierce, HospitalityMaine, and Dan Zarin, Eat Drink Lucky, selected C. Love Cookie Project‘s Katherine J. Slevin’s dark chocolate sandwich cookie with peanut butter filling, dipped in a chocolate coffee ganache made with Midnight Jazz as the best, citing the cookie’s coffee flavor, how its different elements worked together, and that the coffee would have been missed if it hadn’t been included.

This was the fifth year for this event! 

2019 participants included:

A Little Suga

Gabrielle Michaud
Cocoa Espresso Bella Crema sugar cookies
www.alittlesuga.com

Bam Bam Bakery
Tina Cromwell
Gluten free turkey meatballs with coffee infused BBQ sauce made with Burundi Ngozi Karehe IWCA Lot #3009 Italian roast
267 Commercial St.

Bixby & Co.
Wade Graham
Irish Coffee Truffle: Rich milk chocolate center, enhanced with Coffee By Design Guatemalan coffee, and the delicious flavor of Irish Whiskey, and Irish Cream Liquor. Encased in Bixby’s Guatemalan Bean To Bar 70% Dark Chocolate. 
1 Sea St. Place, Rockland

The Black Tie Company
Ashley Small
Vegan coffee date cake with Kenya Kericho County Boma Washing Station coffee
1 Union Wharf

C.Love Cookie Project
Katherine J. Slevin
Dark chocolate sandwich cookie with peanut butter filling, dipped in a chocolate/coffee ganache made with Midnight Jazz
clovecookieproject.com

Coffee Me Up
Semina Zakja
Honey biscotti made with Urban Earth Blend
221 Cumberland Ave.

Dean’s Sweets
Caramel corn with bittersweet chocolate and a dusting of CBD Italian roast
Dean Bingham
475 Fore St.

Gross Confection Bar
Brant Dadaleares
Gross dark roast coffee and hazelnut financier with a Valrhona Opalys and Griffins Wharf coffee liqueur glaze
57 Exchange St.

Ice It Bakery
Alan Fried
Flourless Chocolate Torte with Espresso Bella Crema Ganache
305 US-1, Yarmouth

Simply Vegan by Silly’s
Jeremy Newbert
Vegan Chocolate Cakes with French Roast coffee, featuring different frostings
68 Washington Ave.

Sur Lie
Emil Rivera
Parsnip and coconut cake with Brazil Cerrado Fazenda Agua Limpa coffee and cream cheese frosting 
11 Free St.

BEVERAGES
Norway Brewing
Charlie Magne Melhus
Mild Joe, American Mild Ale, 5% – Dark amber ale brewed with Blue Ox pale malt, munich, melanoidin, and carafa special and finished with a touch of Coffee By Design Colombia Antioquia Andes Hacienda La Arboleda; malty, toasty, and nutty

Ms. Maplepants, Oatmeal Stout with coffee and maple, 6% abv – Brewed with Blue Ox pale malt and Maine Grains oats and finished with Coffee By Design Guji and Maine maple syrup: smooth, rich, and creamy with a fruity coffee and maple nose

Mr. Grumpypants, Oatmeal Stout, 5.6% abv – brewed with Blue Ox pale malt and Maine Grains oats, finished with Coffee By Design Guji: smooth, roasty, and creamy with a fruity coffee nose

Grumpalumpagus – Bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout with coffee – 9.5% abv – Brewed with Blue Ox pale malt and Maine Grains flaked oats, aged for six months in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels and finished with Coffee By Design Colombian Hacienda La Arboleda. Fudgy, chewy, and rich with a huge coffee nose. Chocolate lover’s paradise…

Stroudwater Distillery
Thompson’s Point Espresso Martini with Griffin’s Wharf Coffee liqueur, Stroudwater Distillery Vodka, Vespertino Tequila Crema, Coffee By Design Coffee and garnished with coffee beans
4 Thompsons Point

Coffee By Design 
Specialty drink table
Nura Korate Teramusso with Organic Ethiopia Sidamo Nura Korate Co-Op mixed with chocolate, half and half, and topped with whipped cream and coffee grounds

Coffee Table One 
Hario v60 pourover of Organic Ethiopia Sidamo Nura Korate Co-Op

Coffee Table two
Chemex pourover of Ethiopia Sidamo Guji Natural

Coffee Table three 
French Press of the Guatemala Atitlan Finca Los Andes San Marcos Vienna Roast