Trying every espresso roaster in Connecticut brings us to Zumbach’s Gourmet Coffee in New Canaan.

The first thing you notice when you walk in here is how amazing it smells. Even through a mask (still pandemic), the smell of coffee is everywhere.

We couldn’t be more excited to try the espresso.


There are a few warning signs that the espresso you are about to drink is not going to be food.

The most obvious one, is when the espresso dills half of a regular sized drink cup.

Are they trying to kill us?

The smell is unique among the espressos here in CT.

It’s almost like a tropical fruit.

A tropical fruit that has been coated with nail polish.

The taste is just not good. Flavor wise it is closer to nail polish than anything else.

But despite that description, while you are drinking it is not that offensive.

The espresso is very light in body low on creama.

I would recommend either drinking it straight, or with lots of other flavors (e.g. milk, syrup).

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Zumbach’s Gourmet Coffee

Address: 77 Pine St, New Canaan, CT 06840
Hours: Sunday 8am to 3pm
Monday through Friday 7:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm