The Spirit of Genuine Partnership

Our wholesale partners help us share our handcrafted coffee throughout the state of Maine and beyond, and we provide them with responsive, personalized service in the spirit of genuine partnership.


Interested in partnering with Coffee By Design?

We love meeting new collaborators and making new connections. Fill out our online inquiry form, and someone from our wholesale team will get in touch with you. 

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Collaborations with Top Chefs

When we started roasting our own coffee in 1998, the goal was to roast for CBD’s coffeehouses and eventually expand into wholesale. Six months into roasting, we were invited to pitch Fore Street, the top restaurant in the area, often credited with launching the farm-to-table movement in Maine. What we viewed as a chance to learn for future opportunities resulted in our winning the coveted account. And so began our wholesale business and the now twenty-year-plus journey working with select restaurants which share Coffee By Design’s passion for excellence. Our roastery team works closely with chefs, managers, and owners to develop unique coffee blends that complement their restaurants’ menus, and we are proud to have our coffee served at many of the area’s top restaurants. Several James Beard award winners are among our customers (including Sam Hayward of Fore Street). By the way, Fore Street is still a valued CBD partner, as are their other restaurants and bakery: Street & Co., Scales, and Standard Baking Co.

Our Wholesale Partners

CBD has wholesale partnerships with over 200 businesses, including restaurants and retailers, cafes and bakeries, schools and churches, hotels and offices. As in everything we do, we strive always to work with socially responsible businesses who share our same standards of excellence. See below for a partial list of our partners.

  • Allagash Brewing Co.

  • Atlantic Baking Co.

  • Bar Harbor Lobster Co.

  • Bath Natural Market 

  • Bayside American Cafe

  • Black Tie @ Union Warf

  • The Blaine House

  • Blue Jay Coffee

  • Bow Street Market

  • Bruno's Restaurant & Tavern

  • Cafe 64

  • Cape Porpoise Kitchen

  • Castaways Vintage Cafe

  • Chococo Baking Co. & Café

  • The Cupcakery

  • David's 388

  • David's Restaurant

  • Dean's Sweets 

  • Dolce Amici
  • Duck Fat

  • Fore Street Restaurant

  • Foreside Tavern & Side Bar

  • Foulmouthed Brewing

  • The Front Room

  • Green Elephant

  • Grill Room

  • Gross Confections Bar

  • Hannaford
  • Immigrant Welcome Center
  • Inn By The Sea
  • L.L. Bean
  • Luke's Lobster
  • Maine Beer Company
  • Maine Roasters Coffee
  • Maple's Gelato
  • Market Basket
  • Norway Brewing Company
  • Portland Lobster Co.
  • Press Hotel
  • Primo Restaurant
  • Ri-Ra
  • Rosemont
  • Royal River
  • Natural Foods
  • Rusty Lantern
  • Scales
  • Sebago Brewing Company
  • Standard Baking Co.
  • Street and Company Restaurant
  • SYSCO Northern New England
  • Vena's Fizz House