Ordering Information

Price Policy
All prices are in U.S. Dollars.

Sales Tax
We must charge 5.5% sales tax on all orders within the state of Maine. However, all coffee and tea are non-taxable items. No sales tax will be charged to orders placed outside of Maine.

Customer Information Policy
We collect customer information in an effort to improve our Products and our website. We recognize that we must maintain and use customer information responsibly. We may use customer information for marketing and promotional purposes. If you would like to make sure that we do not sell or rent information about you to third parties, simply check the box indicating so on your order form.

Ordering by Phone
After completing the order form, either print the form or have it on your computer screen when you are ready to call. To place your order, simply dial 1-877-887- JAVA (5282) ext. 201 from any location within the United States or Canada. We are open and answering calls Monday – Friday 8AM-5PM.

Ordering by Mail
If you prefer to pay by Money Order or Personal Check, you can mail your order to us. After printing the order form, complete it and mail your order to us at:
Coffee By Design, Inc.
1 Diamond Street
Portland, Maine 04101


Please note that it can take up to 48 hours to roast and package your coffee before shipping. We will ship all orders within 2 business days of placing the order with Coffee By Design. Orders placed on Saturday and Sunday will be shipped no later than the following Wednesday. All domestic orders can be sent by UPS or USPS.

Shipping to Alaska, Hawaii and any US Territory require an additional delivery time and charge.

Free Shipping only applies to orders shipped within the Contiguous 48 States. We exclude Alaska, Hawaii and any US Territory from free shipping. If you select Free Shipping for your order, we’ll send using either USPS or UPS Ground at our discretion.

UPS Ground
Delivery Time:
Credit Card within 7 days of order placed
Money Order within 7 days of order placed
Personal Check within 14 days of order placed

USPS to the contiguous United States Delivery
Time Credit Card within 10 days of order placed
Money Order within 10 days of order placed
Personal Check within 14 days of order placed

We are able to accept the following forms of payment (Unfortunately we cannot accept C.O.D. orders):

* Pay by Credit Card We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express for order payment. Orders are not charged until they are ready to ship. Our charge will appear on you credit card statement as “Coffee By Design”

* Pay by Check or Money Order If you choose to mail your order to us you may pay by personal check or money order (In addition to Credit Card). Please do not send cash! All payments must be in US Dollars and need to be payable to “Coffee By Design, Inc.”

You will be charged $25.00 for any check that is “bounced” or rejected. We cannot be responsible for late, lost or misdirected mail. We suggest you request a proof of delivery. Once we receive your mailed payment and it has been authorized (This process can take up to 21 days for personal checks) we will ship your order.

We make every effort to ship your order as quickly as possible – usually within 48 hours. If you contact us before your order is shipped we are more than happy to Change or Cancel your order.

We want you to be happy with your order, but we understand that it may be necessary for you to return your order. If you’re not pleased with your purchase you may return your order for refund or replacement within 30 days of the date that your order was delivered. Simply call our Mail Order department within the 30-day guarantee period to obtain a return authorization number. Your return must be accompanied by the original packing slip (or a copy) and must include your return authorization number. Shipping and handling charges are not refundable. You may want to insure your return and/or ship it in a track-able fashion; we cannot be responsible for lost or misdirected returns. Coffee By Design is not responsible for shipping costs associated with returning an item. All shipping costs will be assumed by the customer.

After we receive your package, we will process your return or replacement within 48 hours. If you paid for your order with a credit card, a credit will be issued and will appear on your credit card statement. If you paid for your order by Check or Money Order, we will send you a refund check via First Class Mail. Orders paid by credit card cannot be refunded by check, nor can Check, or Money Order payments be refunded to a credit card. C.O.D. or Postage Due returns cannot be accepted.

Security Policy
Your payment and personal information is always safe. Our Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name and address, so that it cannot be read over the internet.

Online Gift Certificates
To redeem your Online Gift Certificate, enter your code in the field labeled “REDEEM GIFT CARD” in the Shopping Cart. The value of your card will be applied to the total value of your shopping cart. Note that Online Gift Certificates are for online use only and will not work at any of our stores. Check your Online Gift Certificate balance