Nestling in the West Yorkshire Pennines, we are surrounded by dramatic moorland, dry-stone walls and ancient woods. We see reminders of the area's heritage, shaped by the Industrial Revolution; from the 18th Century canal locks to the remnants of old mills and weirs. It was this that gave birth to our river-side Victorian textile mill, where we roast our coffee on a vintage Probat drum roaster.
Dark Woods use specialty grade coffees, which have cleaner more distinctive flavours than cheaper commercial coffees and are traceable to skilled farmers and their farms across the world. Carefully roasted to produce an array of flavours to suit a wide range of styles and tastes - which may be why Dark Woods gained another 13 awards in 2020's Great Taste Awards.
Dark Woods’ desire for inclusivity informs our roasting and blending philosophy.View blends
2020 has been an exceptional year and put unprecedented hardship on many people. That is why we have chosen to donate £2.00 from every bag of Snow Stone sold online in December to the Welcome Centre Food Bank in Huddersfield.
Snow Stone, our winter blend, evokes all the flavours of the season. Two natural processed coffee, one from Brazil and one from Ethiopia, that combine to give you a dried cherry sweetness and a smooth chestnut flavour. Added to this is a little washed processed coffee from Colombia. The fuller roast style adds dark chocolate overtones and a full body.
The coffee takes its name from one of the Stanza Stones, a series of poems carved into the rocks in the Pennine Hills. The Snow Stone itself sits in a long disused quarry at Pule Hill above the village of Marsden, etched with a verse from acclaimed poet Simon Armitage.
To be enjoyed in front of the fire when there’s crisp white snow outside.
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Returning for a second successive year we have a fruity and fun natural from Kenya's Kamundu Estate near Nairobi15th July 2020
"At first we didn't know what we were doing! We were just experimenting." - Oscar Chacon15th July 2020