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.
Dark Woods’ desire for inclusivity informs our roasting and blending philosophy.View blends
Not so much stuck between extremes as offering the best of both, Milk Wood was not only the first blend we roasted but the concept around which Dark Woods was built. A medium roast delivers familiar caramel sweetness but adventurous sourcing takes it beyond the perceived limits of this style. Validation of our approach arrived in 2016 when Milk Wood won a prestigious Golden Fork for best Northern Product in the Great Taste Awards.
A new selection of limited edition, fresh-crop single estate coffees23rd August 2019
We are proud to support and be a part of the Marsden Jazz Festival once again this year. On Saturday 12th October, we will open for a special Jazz Fest Cafe Day pop-up.21st August 2019
This month we say goodbye to coffees from Tanzania, Dr Congo and Burundi and welcome in a directly traded Rwanda, a stunning all-rounder from Nicaragua and a most unusual naturally processed coffee from Kenya.24th May 2019