On the search for the best coffee roasters in Connecticut, as well as the best espresso in Connecticut, brings us to Willoughby’s Coffee & Tea in New Haven.

It seems like all of a sudden Connecticut has dozens and dozens of coffee roasters.

And we’re gonna try them all.

But, I don’t like coffee.

But I do like espresso.

A lot.

And espresso is just another way of roasting the same beans.

Many places will have 10, 20, 30 different roasts of coffee.

Yet only 1 espresso.

So hopefully, they are going to put their all into it.

For each espresso, we’ll try it plain and then with a little milk (whatever their smallest espresso+milk drink would be, like a cappuccino or cortado or macchiato.

At Willoughby’s, the smallest we get is a cappuccino.

First, the espresso here has a slight chemical taste to it.

There is a little flavor of toasted bread, but when mixed with the chemical taste it starts to taste like slightly burned overly-processed bread.

The espresso is also very thin, which means when added to milk it gets heavily overshadowed and the only lingering flavors are the slight chemical slightly burned bread.

The Rating:


Willoughby’s Coffee & Tea

New Haven Location

Address: 258 Church Street (Corner Grove), New Haven, CT

Phone: (203) 777-7400

Branford Location

Address: 550 E. Main St. Branford, CT

Phone: (203) 481-1700

Madison Location

Address: 752 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT
Phone: (203) 245-1600