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WILLOUGHBY'S COFFEE & TEA
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.®


Tea

97 points Coffee Review

Thank you Coffee Review (9/20/19) for your 97 point rating of our Panama Elida Green Tip Geisha Natural , the 1st place Geisha Natural (GNEP-01) from the 2019 Best of Panama competition that set a world record price of $1,029 per pound, at origin, and before import and roasting. Only 100 pounds of this coffee were auctioned and that small quantity was split among companies around the globe that had partnered to acquire it at auction. As such it is an extremely limited (and expensive) coffee. We plan to offer small packages along with some commemorative articles in the very near future. Please click here to be informed of that rare offering.

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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 Elida Estate Catuai Natural ASD


You may have noticed our 97 point Coffee Review rating for another coffee variety (Geisha) from Elida Estate.  While this is not that particularly scarce coffee it is processed using the same Anaerobic Slow Dry (ASD) method and has resulting fruit intensity.  This is one of our favorite natural processed coffees and now further enhanced by this unique process. Catuai varietal from Elida Estate in Boquete, Panama where we've had the pleasure of visiting many times. The Lamastus family is now at the very top tier of coffee production, not only in Panama, but they are revered around the world. Excellent fruit flavors, nice body and chocolate textures. This is a bold, flavorful and very fruity cup.

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Panama Ninety Plus Perci Gesha Natural


Bold, striking and provocative, this Ninety Plus Geisha coffee is a powerhouse, not for the timid.  We visited the Ninety Plus Gesha Estates in Volcan, Panama in May 2018.  It is a remarkably beautiful 134 hectare farm in Silla Del Pando, about 15 minutes outside Volcan. There they grow and develop the Gesha (Geisha) varietal and combine it with cultivation and processing experience they had perfected in Ethiopia.  The property teems with native plants and animals, wild river frontage, and an extensive program to replant indigenous shade trees throughout the property. The company works to be a globally leading model of boutique coffee production and biodiversity. Their processing techniques are closely guarded and the resulting coffees, as exemplified in this Perci, teem with potent flavors of complex orange, orange rind and caramelized sugar. Expensive, but worth it for the experience.

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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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We are proud to be a full season sponsor of the Yale Repertory Theatre located across the street from our York Street store. We sponsor every show and our complimentary coffee is served during each intermission! The 2019-20 season is in progress.


Visit Their Website for show dates and times.


Featured Products

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


Product Spotlight

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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