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.
2018 Rwanda Cup of Excellence winner #3 with a Presidential score of 90.03 points. The Rwanda CoE juried cupping was held on last Fall and we purchased at the CoE auction in October. The unroasted coffee was airfreighted to the US after being vacuum packaged. We offered it for sale upon arrival and it sold out. We were recently able to secure a little more, but this is likely to be our last offering. Flavors of peach, red apple, honey, grape and vanilla, with aromas of coffee blossom and a rum-like sweetness.
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 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 2018-19 season has now ended.
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.
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.