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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

Our New Website is Live

Welcome to our new Dark Woods Coffee website. We have added a lot more useful information and made it much easier to find your way around the site and get to the bits you want. Our new online shop includes our full range of house coffees and seasonal single origins.

7th December 2018

Dark Woods’ La Huella “Café de Panama” Coffees Win Three Great Taste Awards

We are so happy to announce that three of our Great Taste Award winners were micro-lot coffees sourced from La Huella (Cafe de Panama).

15th August 2017

Dark Woods Wins 10 Awards in the Great Taste Awards 2017!

Last year, the Dark Woods team were smiling when we won our very first Great Taste Awards, organized by the Guild of Fine Food.

14th August 2017

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