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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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.
Nicaragua Java Natural La Benedicion
The Java cultivar is not one we often see despite its long history of cultivation. The plant was originally thought to be a Typica
variety, coffee's original strain, until genetic testing revealed it to be a selection from an Ethiopian
Landrace population called Abyssinia which was introduced to the island of Java directly from Ethiopia by the
Dutch in the early 19th century. The Java
variety is becoming a good growing option for smallholder farms as it is resistant to coffee leaf rust and coffee berry
disease. In the mid-20th century, it was brought to Cameroon from Java
and then, in 1991, it was brought and planted in Costa Rica, its
introduction into Central America. Java has mild floral characteristics combined with sturdy body and bright notes. It is an easily accessible exotic
variety with a deeply rooted history.
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.
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Here are several coffees and other products that we feel may be of special interest to you.
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......
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.