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New Coffees October 2019 (Part 1)

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Journal

Tales from beyond the woods

New Coffees August 2019

A new selection of limited edition, fresh-crop single estate coffees

23rd August 2019

Marsden Jazz Fest in the Dark Woods

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

New Coffees May 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

Ice Ice Baby

Summer is almost upon us and if it's going to be even half as hot as last year then you'd be advised to start thinking about adding some iced options to your tea and coffee menus. In order to give you some inspiration I've put together a few simple and tasty options that all use existing products in the Dark Woods range. Enjoy!

23rd May 2019

Grinders - Cleaning and Maintenance

In my last journal post I talked about the importance of your grinder and suggested that for long term consistency and quality, a regular schedule of maintenance was required. In this follow-up post I'll discuss how to do just that!

21st May 2019

5 Things You Should Know About Your Grinder

If you run a coffee shop, then your coffee grinder is probably the most important piece of kit that you own. If your grinder stops working, then your coffee shop can't run. You need to learn to love your grinder, and it will love you back.

29th March 2019

Cafe Days at the Mill 2019

Brews, bakes, burgers and beers

18th March 2019

New Coffees March - April 2019

Trainer Tom runs down our brand new single estate coffees for March - April

15th March 2019

Robusta to the rescue?

If there is one thing people know about coffee botany it is that arabica is the good guy; the sweet and interesting one with good manners and refined character. Robusta is the black sheep; coarse, bitter and blunt, often found hanging around in cheap blends, lowering the tone and stinking up the place. He’s not even welcome in a lot of instant coffee these days. His name - much like his typical flavour -is mud. However, as with most things in coffee (and life) things are not quite so simple.

18th January 2019

New Year, New Coffees

Christmas may be an increasingly distant memory but there are still plenty of goodies at here at Dark Woods waiting to be unwrapped. Kicking off 2019 with a bang we have 6 new stunning single estate coffees to share including a fruity Brazillian and an award-winning lot from Ecuador.

2nd January 2019

Snow Stone is Back for Winter 2018

Snow Stone, our ever-popular winter blend, is back for 2018.

7th December 2018

Water - The Most Powerful Drug of All

Water, as Spinal Tap guitarist Nigel Tufnel once famously said, is the most powerful drug of all.

7th December 2018

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