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Great Mornings in Maine: Maine’s Coffee Roasters

Many of us cannot imagine starting the day without a cup of coffee. A good cup of coffee. And where but Maine can you begin your morning with a breathtaking view, fresh air and some of the best coffee to be found? Mainers like their coffee like their food – fresh and local. Across the state, coffee shops roast their own beans and are dedicated to serving up the best lattes, cold brews, and good ol’ cuppa joes you can ask for.

Nowhere in the state is coffee roasting and brewing taken more seriously than it is in Portland. Grab a cup and stroll through the quiet streets of the Old Port early in the morning. Coffee by Design seeks out only the finest beans, hand-roasts them in small batches to make some of the best coffee in the country. Arabica Coffee and Tandem Coffee Roasters locations are all run by roasters with years of expertise. Bard Coffee in the Old Port has quickly become another favorite by offering a total coffee experience. Speckled Ax Wood Roasted Coffee takes it a step further, only using local hardwood gathered from Maine’s forests to roast its coffee manually.

North of Portland in Yarmouth, Maine Roasters Coffee is famous for their dark blend, the Rocky Coast Roast. Or head south to Carpe Diem Roastery in North Berwick for rare roasts and reasonable prices.

Want to enjoy your coffee by the sea? Rock City Roasters is served up in downtown Rockland’s Rock City Café and is the spot to grab some fresh roasted beans or breakfast and lunch. The Crooked Porch Coffee in Bar Harbor gets raves for their blends of micro-roasted and organic beans.

You’ll also find great coffee on the rugged coast of DownEast Maine. The perfectly named Bold Coast Coffee in Machias roasts responsibly-sourced beans in small batches that are cooled by the fresh North Atlantic breezes. In downtown Deer Island village, 44 North Coffee was founded in 2010 on the principle that fresh and ethically sourced coffee sips best. They custom roast organic Arabica coffee beans at the Deer Isle shop and also have a seasonal location in Stonington.

But you won’t just find fresh coffee along the coast. Carrabassett Coffee Roasters, located close to Sugarloaf in Kingfield, produces signature coffee blends for restaurants, stores and hotels around the state. They roast the highest quality beans in 20-pound batches and serve what they call “the finest single source coffees available.”

Even if you’re not able to hit any of these spots, restaurants, hotels, inns and local coffee shops across the state serve up these local roasts with pride. With more roasters opening every year, it’s easy to find a great cup up coffee in Maine—but hard to choose which one is the best.

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    Phone: 207-412-0086


    Address: 1276 Route 172 , Surry

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  • Portage Tap House is a place for beer and good food for our friends and visitors in the Rangeley Region. We have a simple mission; to make people happy and have fun.

    Phone: 207-864-9404

    Address: 74 Carry Road , Oqossoc

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  • Quality baked goods made in a real firehouse

    Phone: 2076163772


    Address: 140 Western Ave , Waterville

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  • Fresh baked goods, organic fair-trade coffee, old-fashioned buttermilk donuts, homemade bread. Lunch specials daily, soups and sandwiches available.

    Phone: 207-435-9015


    Address: 31 Main Street , Ashland

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  • We are a single family owned and operated restaurant with 3 locations in Maine. Our Searsport location, the original, has been opened since 2000. Followed by our Newport location in 2006 and finally our last location in Hampden opened in 2009.

    Phone: (207)548-2405


    Address: 215 East Main Street , Searsport

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    Phone: 2074922-2422

    Address: 6 Center Street , Caribou

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