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Awards & Testimonials


What the Patrons Have To Say

“The best espresso since Milan.”  ~  An Italian tourist


No Charbucks“Great Coffee! Better than Starbucks. I used to buy Starbucks beans but they are no comparison to the freshness of the Custom House Coffee beans.” ~  S.P., Newport


"The best coffee I've ever had." ~ Sydney Brooks, Washington, DC


“We have been patrons of Custom House Coffee since the day it opened. We love the staff and the products, and our loyalty remains 100% Best cup of coffee for thousands of miles around!!!" ~ Karen Romanski, Newport, RI


No Dunkin“It seems our day isn’t complete without a great cup of coffee and Custom House Coffee is the place to get it, not to mention the delicious pastries and sandwiches. The staff is very friendly and attentive. When you walk in the door it smells like heaven. Custom House Coffee makes you say, ‘Dunkin’ Who?’” Keep up the great work!" ~ Anna Cambra, Middletown, RI


“I have been enjoying Custom House Coffee since the founding of the company, and have recommended it to friends, all of whom have thanked me, and have become regular patrons.” ~ Michael Corcoran, Middletown, RI


Media Coverage

“Small-batch roasting keeps the beans fresh for great flavor. You can take your coffee or espresso to go, but the place is so cozy you’ll want to stick around.” ~ Rhode Island Monthly, Oct. 2002

 Rhode Island Monthly



“The coffeehouse offers varietals from all the major coffee-growing regions in the world.” ~ The Newport Daily News

The Newport Daily News


“(The) Diedrich coffee roaster, the ‘Rolls-Royce of coffee roasters,’ (is the) centerpiece of a sleek new coffeehouse decked out in teal-green paint and blond wood floors, furnished with a glossy mahogany coffee bar and brass accents. From the tables on a raised section of the floor, coffee drinkers can observe as Mastin roasts his beans in the Diedrich.” ~ The Providence Journal

The Providence Journal



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Voted Best Coffee / Cappuccino / Latte 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 by the readers of ~ Newport Life Magazine
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Voted Best Coffeehouse 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 in Newport County by ~ Rhode Island Monthly
Voted “Best Latte 2011" by ~ Newport Mercury
Voted “Best Caffeine 2007" by ~ Providence Phoenix
Listed in “New England’s Best Roasters” in the Jan/Feb 2005 issue of  ~ Yankee Magazine

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