BRIDGEPORT, 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: A husband and wife team, Courtney and Matthew Hartl, opened this shop, which prides itself on quality and community spirit. The coffee is "ethically sourced" from Passenger Coffee Roasters and Source only serves fair trade teas and sugar. Pastries are all baked in house and the site serves breakfast on weekends from 8 a.m to 1 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday.
They use local ingredients whenever possible, including honey from Red Bee in Weston, bread from Fairfield Bread Company and milk from Connecticut farmers. Source is also a mainstay of the Black Rock Farmers Market and the shop frequently holds fundraisers for local charities.
Most Popular Brew: Courtney Hartl says customers love their "pourovers," single cup, manual brews of their best coffees.
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