Meeting Your Unique Coffee Needs

You have a vision for your business that includes serving sustainably farmed, superior quality coffees, roasted and prepared with impeccable care. And Coffee By Design has 30 years' experience collaborating closely with wholesale partners—from James Beard Award-winning chefs to corporate cafeterias; in Maine and New England, across the U.S. and around the world—developing customized plans to help our partners realize their unique coffee visions.

Why choose Coffee By Design?

A 30-year legacy: A proudly 100% woman-owned business, Coffee By Design is one of Maine’s premier coffee roasters, a high-profile Portland company with a rich legacy of quality, innovation, and community leadership.

The highest quality beans: Our specialty coffees are roasted-to-order, ethically sourced, and lovingly curated by our team of coffee professionals, who travel the world, working with more than 50 coffee farms and co-ops to discover the highest quality beans so that we can offer the best tasting coffee.

A full range of support: Our hands-on support services include helping you select and install reliable, top-quality equipment and training your staff to ensure that they are educated about the coffee they serve and everything that goes into providing consistently exceptional coffee experiences for your customers.

An ethical approach to business: We have a passion for what we do—both in the product we produce and the way we run our business. Our goal is to find coffees that meet our standards for environmental and economic sustainability, superior quality, and flavor. We choose to grow in a way that is sustainable, and we work with restaurants, cafes, and specialty businesses that share these values.

Fresh Custom Coffee

We roast our beans to order at our state-of-the-art facility located in downtown Portland, Maine. That means the coffee you receive is always fresh—prepared just for you. We offer a rotating selection of single-origin beans, blends, water-processed decaf, and flavored coffees—from long-time bestsellers to limited edition beans. In some cases, we can create proprietary blends, although many wholesale customers prefer using proven CBD favorites relabeled with the name of their business.


Great beans should be treated with care! How coffee is prepared is an important factor in coffee quality. Coffee By Design represents several excellent coffee brewer, grinder, and espresso machine lines, which we make available to our partners at wholesale pricing. We are always happy to discuss your vision and make recommendations on to best accomplish your goals.


Giving your team proper education and training about beans, equipment, and preparation methods is a key part of providing consistently outstanding service and coffee beverages, allowing you to “wow” your customers with every cup. We offer on-site training to our partners, as well as roastery tours and coffee cuppings at our production facility.


When you become a wholesale partner with Coffee By Design, you receive guidance on an ongoing basis. We work with you on everything from ordering and product recommendations to continuing education and equipment maintenance. We take pride in doing whatever it takes to help you succeed and to deliver the best product to your customers.

Become a Wholesale Partner!