Just took a job up there, starting this week.
As I'm staying in Stamford for a couple of weeks, I'll get by just fine with EspressoNEAT in Darien for now. But beyond Darien the next decent shop I know if is Blue State in New Haven. Hoping for something in between, ideally fairly close to either 95 or the Merritt.
Looking for the kind of coffee shop that actually sells coffee with specific farm provenance (direct trade coffee would be a huge plus), baristas that know when the coffee was actually roasted and who can actually troubleshoot espresso shots; a place that doesn't serve burned dreck and adheres to SCAA brew guidelines regarding extraction.