Willoughby's Coffee And Tea Sourcing The Worlds Finest Coffee Quality, Freshness, Value
Sourcing the World's Finest Coffee
Quality, Freshness, Value

We are a coffee roasting company with one seemingly simple goal: to produce the finest, freshest, most skillfully roasted coffee beans available anywhere - Serious Coffee.®

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Serious Select
limited edition coffees.

This program offers exceptional and scarce coffees. Each week we offer prestigious coffees, each unique and in very limited supply. These coffees roast and ship same day, once per week.

Panama Abu Geisha Natural Lot GN-25

Our first offering this season of Abu's exciting Geisha Natural.  The green, unroasted coffee arrived to us in the Fall in vacuum packed boxes via airfreight direct from Panama. We have but a small quantity of this lovely Natural processed Geisha lot from Jose Luttrell's Abu Coffee Plantation, which is a rising star in the stellar universe of Panama's high end coffee scene. Panama is the Geisha capital of the coffee world today with buyers flocking there from all over the world. Geisha coffees from this area fetch extraordinary prices, often into the hundreds of dollars per pound - and up. Our deep relationships with growers there provides access to gems like this. Last year this same coffee earned us 95 points on Coffee Review. Through our Direct Trade relationship with the producer we have access to select individual lots.  Abu is beginning to command some of the lofty price levels of some of their esteemed neighbors (think Hacienda Esmeralda, Elida Estate, et al) and for good reason. Abu's coffee is getting better each year and in 2021 they placed in the top 10 in both Washed and Natural categories at the Best of Panama. Aromas of vanilla and fresh bread. Citrusy, very floral, sweet and well structured. A mouthful of floral and fruit filled flavors.

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Home Brewing: Grinders & Scales

If you are seeking to easily make delicious and consistent coffee every time you brew then there are a couple of things you can do to make this a reality.

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Coffee Varietals Explained

Like different grape varieties that are used in making wine, the myriad kinds of apples and tomato variations available in your local green grocer, coffee has a significant family of seed varieties.

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Coffee Samplers make great gifts

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Featured Products

Here are several coffees and other products that we feel may be of special interest to you.

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Customer Testimonials

See what our happy customers are saying about Willoughby's Coffee & Tea.

Kevin - Madison, CT
Letter to New Haven Register Sept 12, 2013. "Businesses can learn from Willoughby's". It gives me great pleasure to know that a quality local business of which I have been a longtime supporter is as good as - if not better than - I thought it was......

Adam - Afghanistan
I'm now a senior Navy officer serving in Afghanistan. Many of my friends are sending me Willoughby's coffee in care packages, and it is the biggest morale boost we get here! All the guys in my unit are now hooked. Just thought you might like to know that you have a following here in Afghanistan!......

Hector - Killingworth, CT
Great customer service you will forever have our business......

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Awards & Recognitions

Thanks to the CTNOW readers !

May, 2014
Winner in 5 categories of 2014 New Haven Advocate Readers' Poll
Best Place to Buy Coffee Beans - Best Coffee House - Best Coffee Shop
Best Place to Buy Loose Tea - Best Tea House

June, 2013
New Haven Living - Best of New Haven
Best Coffee Shop 2013. "That roasting aroma by the courthouses is Willoughby’s, brewing java and steeping teas since Radiohead met at prep school. Also pouring at the Yale School of Architecture".

May, 2013
Winner in three categories of 2013 New Haven Advocate Readers' Poll
Best Place to Buy Coffee Beans - Best Coffee House - Best Place to Buy Loose Tea

March, 2013
Awards from the Connecticut Specialty Food Association
1st place in the Organic category for Sumatra Mandheling Organic French Roast, 2nd place award in Outstanding Beverage Category for Ethiopia Yrgacheffe Kochere GR1.

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