For more than 50 years, Northeast Coffee Company has connected loyal customers and national businesses alike with their favorite renowned brands of coffee and loose-leaf teas, including Green Mountain Coffee and Bigelow. But in its modern incarnation, this distributor thinks beyond the staple beans and teas. Their online catalog and storefront in Skowhegan now carries a variety of specialty products, including Selection cappuccino mix and Swiss Miss hot-chocolate packets. They also stock a wide range of K-cups, including those from Caribou, Wolfgang Puck, and Green Mountain Coffee, all of which come in airtight containers that keep every roasted flavor impeccably fresh and ready for immediate brewing. To complement their beverages, they also stock coffee sweeteners, disposable cups, and lids to prevent potential spills while riding the family dog to work.
The storefront of Artworks Art & Frame, Inc. qualifies as a work of art in and of itself: its side wall is covered with an intricate mural of a Victorian home, and its front face features large reproductions of the most famous works of Seurat and Van Gogh. Within the store, every surface is covered with supplies for all disciplines, including reams of paper, paints in every hue, and temperamental watercolor paints that will only mix with Perrier. In custom framing services, you can enhance pictures, posters, and artwork with creative matting and hand-finished molding, as well as frames with gold- and metal-leaf finishes.
At Eat More Cheese, cheese reigns king over a diverse selection of specialty foods, including salami, dried fruits, jams, and chocolates. The shop corrals its cheese from across the U.S. and abroad, taking pride in a process that ensures each of its products is properly cared for and in peak condition upon hitting the shelves. Inside the shop, the Eat More Cheese staff fosters a welcoming environment, and encourages customers to sample as much cheese or ask as many questions as they please before making a purchase.