Ampersand Coffee exists to provide the highest quality coffee experience to our customers by supporting women’s empowerment, environmental sustainability an upward spirals. Our coffees are 100% organic and 100% Fair Trade. We source our coffees from special farms/co-ops that promote women’s empowerment. We also source a wonderful variety of coffees that support other great causes such as endangered species, migratory bird habitats, rainforest protection and more. By choosing the coffees, together we are creating global progress in every cup.
When Coffee By Design owners Mary Allen Lindemann and Alan Spear opened their first coffeehouse in 1994, they wanted to share their passion for coffee and the creative arts with the Portland, Maine community.
Alan, a Portland native, and Mary Allen, who had spent her summers in Maine for over twenty years, built their first store on Congress Street in the middle of what was known then as the “porn district.” Although the vacancy rate in downtown Portland was 40%, they hoped that CBD would serve as a gathering place for the community – and help to revive the neighborhood. More than 20 years later, CBD’s first coffeehouse is often credited with sparking the downtown revitalization that has led to the thriving Arts District we enjoy today.
Today, the company also has coffeehouses in Portland on India Street and Diamond Street, and one in Freeport at the L.L.Bean Flagship store. One Diamond Street is also home to our roastery, where we handcraft the best in specialty coffees. CBD has grown steadily, sustainably, and responsibly over the years. And so has its commitment to the arts and the community, both here in Maine and around the globe.
For over 100 years, Franke has thrived on innovative engineering and outstanding design. Not only do we offer excellent products, but also tailor-made solutions for the complex needs of our customers. Everything we do should be unique – from the products we develop to the way we deal with our customers, partners, and employees. Franke wants to be ahead in terms of sustainability, making it a main focus of the company. We strive to create long-term added value for our customers, employees, and society, while using as few resources as possible and protecting the environment. We treat people and the environment with respect.
JNP Coffee produces, promotes and trades African Specialty Coffee. Owner and manager Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian passionately pursues her dream of helping the coffee farmers of her birthplace, Burundi, Africa - a specialty coffee-producing country. Burundi Arabica coffee grows at high altitudes, from 1,200 to 1,950 m (3,937 to 6,397 ft) above sea level. The best-known varieties -- Bourbon, Jackson, and Mibirizi -- contribute to the lemon, orange, blueberry, chocolate, almond, and cinnamon notes you can enjoy in a cup of Burundi coffee. Our goal is to ensure quality, traceability and integrity in the supply chain, and directly connect green coffee buyers with award-winning Burundi coffee farmers and producers. JNP Coffee clients receive a JNP Coffee is also committed to supporting women coffee farmers in Burundi. Sales of their premium coffee ensure greater community stability through improved education for their children and new economic opportunities for their families.
Over the past 100 years, Royal Cup Coffee and Tea has grown from its small, hometown roots to become a major importer, roaster and distributor of the world’s finest specialty and premium coffees and teas. Royal Cup’s reach extends throughout the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean, serving customers in the food service, hospitality, office and specialty coffee markets.
Our strong history is a big part of who we are today, but our company’s story still is being written. With appreciation and reverence, we acknowledge the past; with excitement and optimism, we work towards the future. We invite you to join us on this journey and become a part of the Royal Cup story.
Sustainable Harvest® imports exquisite specialty coffees from around the world. For 20 years, we’ve been using an innovative sourcing approach to disrupt opaque, commodity-driven trade. We focus on creating transparent relationships that increase value throughout the supply chain, all while fostering greater sustainability. We call that approach Relationship Coffee.