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.
An unusual coffee to come from Uganda, an origin new for us. Processing is Natural with the beans dried within the cherry before milling, so fruit flavors are present. The varietal is SL-34, one of the cultivars that were developed in nearby Kenya in the 1950s by Scott Labs. This is a very refined and flavorful variety producing some of the finest Kenya coffees and now this one from Uganda. Uganda produces only a small percentage of Arabica coffee, the majority of it from the region near Mount Elgon which straddles the border with Kenya and has high elevations suited to growing quality coffee. The Natural processing makes the coffee even more unusual. Mildly intense fruit, very clean, red apple acidity.
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.
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.
We are proud to sponsor the 2018-19 Yale Repertory Theatre located across the street from our York Street store. Next full show is "Twelfth Night" 3/15 through 4/6. Enjoy our complimentary coffee during intermission!
Here are several coffees and other products that we feel may be of special interest to you.
Product SpotlightJamaica Blue Mountain Juniper Peak microlot
Cup Characteristics: Classic Jamaica Blue cup. Smooth, sweet and very clean. Full body, very well balanced, delicate. Signature, naturally smoky note with flavors of chocolate and honey. Floral, hint of rosewater, mildly acidic. Long, dry white wine finish.
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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!......
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Great customer service you will forever have our business......
Awards & Recognitions
Thanks to the CTNOW readers !
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
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".
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
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.