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It’s a pleasure to be a part of the Colne Valley’s ever-changing industrial and craft heritage. The climate and terrain of the valley shaped the early years of its history and now the landscape and weather-beaten weavers cottages and mills house a growing community of artisan and craft producers, supported by a network of independent, specialist outlets.

June 2022

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Event

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18

Pop up cafe, shop & take away

The Dark Woods Coffee monthly Pop-Ups are finally back, and in time for the warmer weather!

The Details

- 9.30am - 3.30pm (last orders 2.30pm)- featuring limited indoor table service (pre-bookings only), a retail shop (for bags of freshy roasted coffee) and outdoor take-away hatch.

-For indoor seating/table service, we'll be serving hot and cold drinks, and locally made cakes and pastries. Tables can be booked online (click the link for more info to connect to booking) in advance, for slots of 1 hour. 1 slot per daily sitting by group/family please. Book early to avoid disappointment

-Bookings can only be made up to 2 months in advance; so for the next 2 available pop up events

-For each event, we'll endeavour to have a selection of vegan / gluten free / non-dairy options available, but some cakes and pastries might be subject to availability. Any dietary concerns at all, please do speak to a member of our team on the day

-We'll have a range of retail coffee bags, accessories and home equipment available in the retail space (through the main roastery doors, and just to the left). Please pop in, or request at the Hatch

-We're situated bedside the River Colne and Huddersfield Narrow Canal in West Slawit, a pleasant half hour walk from Slaithwaite and Marsden villages. We welcome walkers, cyclists and those using public transport but please note there is also a limited amount of on-site car parking, including the larger car park at the rear of the Holme Mills site. Please drive very slow on site

-Cycle racks are available outside the front of the roastery (but please bring a lock)

-We have a number of local residents and neighbours, and local wildlife, so please respect their privacy and help us to keep the area clean and tidy, thank you. Please avoid parking on West Slawit Road itself, to help keep the road clear and safe

-As much as we love them, unfortunately we cannot have dogs inside the roastery/indoor pop up areas; but they're very much welcome in the outdoor spaces

-Toilets are available inside for customers

-The Zapato Brewery tap room and beer garden next is also open from 12 Noon each Saturday, and often has a pop up hot food truck (please see their information for times and details)

August 2022

13

Roastery Tour & Tasting

Come and join us on to learn about the world of coffee. The session kicks off with a welcome drink and then guides you through:

Understanding your bean. Learn how your coffees flavour is influenced by:
Species and variety
Origin
Processing Method
Roast profile
See the roaster in action
Do a tasting (?cupping?)
Learn some vital steps for getting the best from your beans at home

Go home with a bag of beans to enjoy at home.

13

Home Barista Course

Come and join us to learn the barista essential. The session kicks off with a welcome drink and then guides you through:

Choosing the best beans for espresso
The importance of freshness ? should I invest in a grinder?
How to achieve great espresso
The science behind brewing espresso
Dose/yield/temperature/time
Essential steps to making your shot
What milk to use and how to produce microfoam
Can I produce latte art at home?

The session will mainly use the commercial espresso machines we have, allowing you lots of time to play, but we will have some home machines on hand as well.

October 2022

29

Roastery Tour & Tasting

Come and join us on to learn about the world of coffee. The session kicks off with a welcome drink and then guides you through:

Understanding your bean. Learn how your coffees flavour is influenced by:
Species and variety
Origin
Processing Method
Roast profile
See the roaster in action
Do a tasting (?cupping?)
Learn some vital steps for getting the best from your beans at home

Go home with a bag of beans to enjoy at home.

29

Home Barista Course

Come and join us to learn the barista essential. The session kicks off with a welcome drink and then guides you through:

Choosing the best beans for espresso
The importance of freshness ? should I invest in a grinder?
How to achieve great espresso
The science behind brewing espresso
Dose/yield/temperature/time
Essential steps to making your shot
What milk to use and how to produce microfoam
Can I produce latte art at home?

The session will mainly use the commercial espresso machines we have, allowing you lots of time to play, but we will have some home machines on hand as well.

Our coffee

Dark Woods’ desire for inclusivity informs our roasting and blending philosophy.

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Good Morning Sunshine

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Under Milk Wood

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Arboretum Espresso

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Snow Stone

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Lamplight Decaf

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Deer Hill

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Driftwood

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Single Estate Coffees

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