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Costa Rica Las Lajas Red Honey

"At first we didn't know what we were doing! We were just experimenting." - Oscar Chacon

15th July 2020

Kenya Twin Rivers AA

Introducing our first new coffee of July 2020 - the juicy and complex Twin Rivers AA from Kenya

7th July 2020

New Coffee! - Ipanema Premier Cru

My lockdown has been hugely helped by regular care packages from my colleagues at the roastery and this new coffee from Fazenda Rio Verde in Brazil has been a particular highlight. I hope you're all well and safe out there and enjoying your home-brewing experiences!

4th May 2020

New Coffees March-April 2020

It's out with our Colombian micro-lot, our Brazil from Serra E Leite and El Salvador Honey Pacamara and in with three African stunners from Rwanda and Burundi.

11th March 2020

New Coffees October 2019 (Part 2)

Better late than never, here is my rundown of the second half of our single estate list for October-November!

19th November 2019

New Coffees August 2019

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

23rd August 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

New Coffees March - April 2019

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

15th March 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

Common Grounds Barrel Aged Wins 3 Star Gold in the Great Taste Awards

We are delighted to have won a prestigious 3 Star award in the 2017 Great Taste Awards with this tasty coffee.

13th August 2017

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