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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.

January 2022

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Event

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24

SCA Foundation Barista Course

The beginning of your Barista skills journey with the SCA. Learn all core skills for brewing espresso, texturing milk and understanding and managing your equipment. Optional exam on the day gives you the opportunity to gain a valuable real-world qualification in coffee skills.

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, HD7 6LS

26

Coffee Flavour & Brewing - Module 4 (9:30-12:30)

Understand the key drivers of coffee flavour with a guided cupping and explore popular non-espresso brewing methods such as aeropress, french press and manual filter.
Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, HD7 6LS

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
Learn some vital steps for getting the best from your beans at home

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

There are two sessions to choose from 9.30 - 12.00 or 13.00 - 15.30pm
Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, West Slaithwaite Road, HUDDERSFIELD, HD7 6LS.

February 2022

01

Core Barista Skills - Module 1 (9:30-12:30)

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, West Slaithwaite Road, HD7 6LS
The essentials on setting up your grinder and foaming perfect milk

03

Advanced Milk - Module 3 (9:30-12:30)

Develop workflow skills for multiple drinks making and learn the fundamentals of latte art

08

SCA Foundation Barista Course

The beginning of your Barista skills journey with the SCA. Learn all core skills for brewing espresso, texturing milk and understanding and managing your equipment. Optional exam on the day gives you the opportunity to gain a valuable real-world qualification in coffee skills.

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, HD7 6LS

16

Coffee Flavour & Brewing - Module 4 (9:30-12:30)

Understand the key drivers of coffee flavour with a guided cupping and explore popular non-espresso brewing methods such as aeropress, french press and manual filter.
Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, HD7 6LS

21

Core Barista Skills - Module 1 (9:30-12:30)

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, West Slaithwaite Road, HD7 6LS
The essentials on setting up your grinder and foaming milk

23

Advanced Espresso - Module 2 (9:30-12:30)

Learn to confidently manipulate brew recipes and refine your latte art
Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, HD7 6LS

26

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.

There are two sessions available - Morning 9.30-12.00, or Afternoon 13.00-15.30
Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, West Slaithwaite Road, HUDDERSFIELD, HD7 6LS.

March 2022

01

Advanced Milk - Module 3 (9:30-12:30)

Develop workflow skills for multiple drinks making and learn the fundamentals of latte art

07

Core Barista Skills - Module 1 (9:30-12:30)

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, West Slaithwaite Road, HD7 6LS
The essentials on setting up your grinder and foaming perfect milk

14

SCA Foundation Barista Course

The beginning of your Barista skills journey with the SCA. Learn all core skills for brewing espresso, texturing milk and understanding and managing your equipment. Optional exam on the day gives you the opportunity to gain a valuable real-world qualification in coffee skills.

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, HD7 6LS

16

Advanced Espresso - Module 2 (9:30-12:30)

Learn to confidently manipulate brew recipes and understand extaction
Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, HD7 6LS

22

Core Barista Skills - Module 1 (9:30-12:30)

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, West Slaithwaite Road, HD7 6LS
The essentials on setting up your grinder and foaming perfect milk

30

Coffee Flavour & Brewing - Module 4 (9:30-12:30)

Understand the key drivers of coffee flavour with a guided cupping and explore popular non-espresso brewing methods such as aeropress, french press and manual filter.
Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, HD7 6LS

Our coffee

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

Crow Tree

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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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