Willoughby's Coffee & Tea

Roaster
Willoughby's Coffee & Tea
New Haven, Connecticut
Producer
Cenfrocafe
Origin
Cajamarca, Peru
Varieties
Typica, Caturra
Elevation
1,600-1,800
Meters Above Sea Level
Process
Washed
Our Notes
The initial vibrancy of tropical fruit flavors yields to more subtle red grape acidity and a syrupy sweet body
Roaster
Willoughby's Coffee & Tea
New Haven, Connecticut
Producer
Othaya Farmers' Cooperative
Origin
Nyeri, Kenya
Varieties
SL28, SL34
Elevation
1,800
Meters Above Sea Level
Process
Washed
Roaster
Willoughby's Coffee & Tea
New Haven, Connecticut
Producer
Various Smallholders
Origin
Huila, Pitalito-Acevedo, Colombia
Varieties
Caturra, Castillo, Colombia
Elevation
1,650-1,800
Meters Above Sea Level
Process
Washed, Sun-dried
Our Notes
Light aromas of amaretto introduce this deep and earthy coffee, lingering richly with dark chocolate flavors.
Roaster
Willoughby's Coffee & Tea
New Haven, Connecticut
Producer
Granja La Esperanza, Potosi
Origin
Valle Del Cauca, Trujillo, Colombia
Varieties
Caturra, Colombia, Typica
Elevation
1,550
Meters Above Sea Level
Process
Washed
Our Notes
A lush, easy-drinking Colombian with flavors of caramel, black cherries, and rose water, accented by vibrant aromas of oranges and chocolate-covered graham crackers.

This is a solid organic coffee from the Potosi farm. The farm produces 100% of it's own organic fertilizers from their own cattle which receive natural, balanced feeding. The Potosi farm is cultivated with a blend of varietals such as Typica, Caturra, Colombia and Castillo. All coffee plants are managed and certified by standards of the Rainforest Alliance, NOP, CEE and JAS seas, meaning that from cultivation to fertilization all processes look to preserve the environment and workers' health. Cafe Granja La Esperanza manages 3 farms: Cerro Azul, Potosi, and Las Margaritas in eight distinct microclimates located in three mountain ranges in Colombia, which gives the experienced agronomists behind Cafe Granja La Esperanza plenty of room to experiment with a number of variables, such as microclimates, processing methods, and varietals. The team at Granja La Esperanza is driven by a combination of science, business, and an obsession with quality coffee. The team creates milling and processing protocols tailored for each distinctive microclimate and varietal. The staff is so dedicated to quality and research that they recently spent two years studying the famous Geisha varietal in Panama before becoming the first producers to bring the varietal to Colombia at their Finca Cerro Azul in Trujillo. Their dedication to quality goes so far that coffee harvesters must demonstrate a level of excellence during a five month training period before being qualified to pick the Geisha cherries at the peak of ripeness.

Roaster
Willoughby's Coffee & Tea
New Haven, Connecticut
Producer
Tunas Indah Farmers’ Coop
Origin
Sumatra, Indonesia
Varieties
Ateng, Djember, Tim Tim
Elevation
1,000-1,600
Meters Above Sea Level
Process
Wet-hulled
Our Notes
Lush, earthy aromas transform into assertive flavors of black tea, bakers chocolate and smoky tobacco, making for a satisfyingly full bodied Sumatran.
Roaster
Willoughby's Coffee & Tea
New Haven, Connecticut
Producer
Colombia Supremo
Origin
Colombia
Varieties
Various
Elevation
Various
Meters Above Sea Level
Process
Various
Our Notes
Sweet caramelized sugar combines with light acidity for a smooth and comforting cup.
Roaster
Willoughby's Coffee & Tea
New Haven, Connecticut
Producer
Gaturiri Factory, farmed by 960 smallholder farmers
Origin
Nyeri, Central Highlands, Kenya
Varieties
SL28, SL34
Elevation
1,770
Meters Above Sea Level
Process
Washed, sun-dried
Our Notes
Vibrant currant and ruby-red grapefruit acidity mellows into candied apricot sweetness, with flavors of cashews and black cherries carrying into a long, buttery finish.

For as much as we love tasting unique coffees from lesser known corners of the world, the familiar embrace of a great Kenyan brings us the comfort of returning home after a long trip. This month we’re thrilled to welcome Willoughby’s Coffee and Tea from New Haven, Connecticut to the Craft Coffee lineup with a dynamic offering from the Gaturiri Factori in Kenya. The Gaturiri Factory is one of four coffee processing mills in Nyeri, Kenya, a district with a long legacy of producing some of the country’s most expensive beans. Each of the four factories sets its own prices for unprocessed coffee cherries, and farmers, in turn, are free to take their crops to the factory that offers the highest price. It’s a competitive system that rewards growers for producing distinctive coffees. Once delivered to the factory the coffee cherries are carefully sorted by hand to ensure ripeness, then processed in the typical “Kenyan style” - an intensive process that takes over three weeks of labor to complete. This particular lot from the Gaturiri Factory was carefully selected to include only the finest beans from the dedicated farmers of Nyeri. Our expert panel is used to tasting a lot of Kenyan coffees, but we knew this one was special from the first sip. If there’s such a thing as an “instant classic” coffee, this is it.