RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Fairfield County is full of places to get your caffeine fix, but if you want to perk up with the strongest espresso, the richest cappuccino or the most thoughtfully made cuppa joe, there are a handful of absolute musts -- at least according to Daily Voice readers who selected five among the best of the best.
Who Has The Best Cup Of Joe In Fairfield County?
neat, Darien and Westport locations
Molten Java, Bethel
Source Coffeehouse, Bridgeport
Tusk & Cup Fine Coffee, Ridgefield
Each is now vying for a spot in our ongoing DVlicious contest. The winner will be chosen Monday, March 21 at 5 p.m., soon after voting closes. In the meantime, here’s a brief profile of one our our finalists. Each nominee is being highlighted this week before the ultimate reveal on Tuesday, March 22.
So start sipping, savoring– and voting. You can vote multiple times, though only once per day. The winner receives a DVlicious certificate and the honors of being the county’s caffeinated favorite.
The Fine Grind: This little bit of “Tuskany” in the hills of Connecticut caters to both coffee geeks and folks who just want to grab a cup before hopping on the train at the Branchville station across the street. Presided over by its mascot, a frisky looking pachyderm, the café has a fireplace to cozy up to when it’s cold outside, and an outdoor patio to sit on when it’s not. With its “state-of-the-art” Italian espresso and other machines, it doles out coffee, tea, handmade gelato, sandwiches, and soups from its marble countertop. There are plenty of plugs for gadgets and free Wi-F, a must for us tech-addicted Fairfield County residents.
Most Popular Brew: Tusk’s signature blend is the “Branchville Brew,” a blend of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, and Costa Rican and Indonesian Sumatra beans. But customers also rave about the marrocchino topped with a decadent dollop of Nutella and the Crema Fredda, a frappe-style frozen coffee drink slathered in whipped cream. Customers say the espresso is always right on the money, too.
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