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, (scoring more than 80% in Specialty Coffee Association grading) 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 were awarded more Great Taste Awards than any other coffee company this year, as well as another "Golden Fork" for Best Northern Product.
Dark Woods’ desire for inclusivity informs our roasting and blending philosophy.View blends
Our lightest espresso, Arboretum is a celebration of nature and origin. It changes regularly to reflect the freshest and most interesting coffees that we can find and may take the form of a harmonious blend or a stunning single estate. Sweet and vibrant in milk, bright and juicy when drunk black, Arboretum is a coffee for the curious and the bold.
A Quick Guide to our 2020 Cafe Days12th December 2019
Better late than never, here is my rundown of the second half of our single estate list for October-November!19th November 2019
The first of two articles in which I run down our new single estate coffees for October-November. This part features two single-farmer Ethiopian coffees and a delicious Costa-Rican natural from Finca Sabana Redonda whose Honey processed lot from our previous list proved a big hit9th October 2019