Crema has become a favorite with discerning coffee fans. — Photo courtesy of Crema Coffee CompanyOld Port is famous for its diverse offering of shopping opportunities – from high-end clothing retailers to intimate lounges and busy sports bars – it is a top notch commercial mecca. However, there is one retailing enterprise it has lacked: an upscale coffee shop. That is, until now. Crema Coffee Company, which opened this spring, serves up some of the tastiest, gourmet coffee brew to be found in the Old Port district.
Crema Coffee Company has fast become a favorite with locals and visitors alike with its large, expansive neo-industrial interior featuring hardwood flooring and brick walls. Huge windows offer enticing water views of adjoining Portland Harbor. Other amenities include steady Wi-Fi service, plenty of seating (including some comfy couches), and atmospheric music that adds to the relaxed environment.
Patrons can be seen working at their laptops or simply relaxing with a good book. Both the baristas and wait staff are both friendly and knowledgeable when it comes to the art of preparing their brews. A limited but enticing menu features bagels with crunchy crust and moist chewy interiors. The star of the show, however, is the coffee. Crema offers up many varieties with expertly prepared espressos, lattes and novelty drinks. A vast supply of global beans help ensure hearty, rich bodied coffees that are sure to please even the most discerning java fans. Next time you have a hankering for a caffeine boost, you can be sure that Crema Coffee Company has a mug waiting for you.