Coffee By Design Announces Winner of 5th Annual Staff Blending Competition | Business
Coffee By Design recently announced the winner of its 5th Annual Staff Blending Competition. The team of David Jorgenson, Congress Street coffeehouse manager, and Asa Korsen, delivery ambassador and roastery apprentice, received the most customer votes for their “Horn to Harbor” blend.
Jorgenson and Korsen created this special dark roast blend using three African coffees roasted to different degrees to create a bright and fruity blend with a rich, velvety finish. The coffee is available for sale at all Coffee By Design locations throughout the month of March for $14.95 a pound.
Each year, Coffee By Design teams roastery workers with retail employees and gives them free range to create new blends of coffee. Ten teams participated this year. Customers were invited to sample the coffees and vote on their favorites during the last week of February, Specialty Coffee Month.
“We obviously take our coffee very seriously and expect our staff to do the same,” notes Mary Allen Lindemann, co-owner of Coffee By Design. “We spend a lot of time training all of our staff about coffee. The blending competition lets them take that knowledge and use it. The best part about it is that very knowledgeable and passionate coffee fans, our customers, are the judges.”
About Coffee By Design
Coffee By Design, a Maine owned and operated coffee company, opened its first Portland retail location in 1994. Today the company operates two coffeehouse locations in Portland plus an Origins Coffee Bar, a coffeehouse in Freeport inside the L.L. Bean Flagship store and a coffee micro roastery. Coffee By Design is committed to running a sustainable business dedicated to coffee excellence, the arts and the community. With over 450 select restaurant, cafes and gourmet stores and online retail sales, their coffee is enjoyed nationwide.