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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 Camilina Geisha Natural

2014 Coffee of the Year in Coffee Review. 1st Place Winner of the Best of Panama Geisha category 2013. This directly traded, natural process coffee is extremely hard to get. Everyone loves the floral, delicate flavors of the Geisha varietal and growers in many countries are trying their hand at growing it. Nowhere is it more abundant than in Panama where the expertise first developed. Roberto Brenes has a crowning achievement with this coffee, which sold for $160 at auction in 2013 and since that time this coffee has been almost impossible to purchase. Fortunate for us, we were able to purchase a small quantity directly from Roberto. While expensive, this is a true luxury coffee. The natural process and Roberto's Geisha are a perfect pairing for super floral, fruit filled flavor that somehow is both dramatic and delicately nuanced.

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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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We are proud to sponsor the Yale Repertory Theatre located across the street from our York Street store.

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Featured Products

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

Product Spotlight

30th Anniversary Klean Kanteen Limited Mug 30th Anniversary Klean Kanteen Limited Mug
Limited Edition. None will be printed after 2015!

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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