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Casa Café Femenino - International Women’s Day 2024

B- Corp Month continues throughout March and to coincide with this week’s International Women’s Day we would like to talk about our investment in our supply chain partners and for this amazing project in Peru. During 2024 we are funding the construction of Casa Café Femenino in the Jose Huanama Community. This will be a community centre for gatherings and will also be used as a temporary shelter for women and children fleeing abuse or violence.

5th March 2024

Producer Focus - Gui Ben (China)

At Dark Woods we are fortunate to work with some exceptional coffee producers and many of these become lasting relationships that we return to year on year. In the first of what we hope to be a monthly series we would like to share with you some of the stories behind the farmers and importers that make what we do possible. Focusing on a different Producer Series coffee each month I will explore the relationship history and share my thoughts on how best to brew and enjoy these ever changing and unique single estate coffees. -

22nd January 2024

Ethiopia Trip 2022 / Sidama Pinnacle Release

In the Autumn of 2022, I finally boarded my flight to Addis Ababa for my long-postponed visit to see our friend Ashenafi, and his team at Ardent Coffee in Ethiopia. This trip was originally planned and booked for March 2020 but, of course we all know what happened then…

31st July 2023

B Corp Report for 2021/22

Welcome to our B Corp Report for 2021/22. This was our second year as a certified B Corp, and our second Annual Report. In this report, we update progress on some of the work we started (and reported on) last year and highlight some of our plans for 2023 and beyond.

28th June 2023

This Coffee Empowers Women (2023 Update)

That's a bold claim; but, the outstanding work of the women farmers in Peru, supported by Cafe Femenino, means that it has become a reality. As part of B-Corp Month / International Women's Day, we recognise their amazing achievements over the last nineteen years and highlight why we all need to keep supporting their efforts.

8th March 2023

Producer Focus - Sebastian Ramirez's El Placer

Sebastian Ramirez's El Placer, based in Calarca, Quindio, is a truly pioneering farm. We really feel that Sebastian is a producer at the top of his game right now, delivering complex, yet delicious and drinkable, coffees.

9th November 2022

Producer Focus - Mikava Coffee

This month’s producer focus is Mikava Coffee from the highlands of Risaralda, Colombia. Harvesting some of the finest beans around, their approach has focused on both heritage and modern varietals of Arabica, and experimental, extended fermentations on the coffee cherries. The results are heaven in a cup. 

11th October 2022

Producer Focus - Ardent Coffee Export, Ethiopia

Ethiopia, its coffee and its people, are close to our hearts.

1st February 2022

Great Taste Awards 2021: Producer Focus

In a new series of articles, we focus on some of the producers who have helped us to achieve success in the Great Taste Awards for another year. This time, we exploring our relationship with our friend Paul and his team at Mikava in Colombia.

24th September 2021

Yemen, Mokha & Sabcomeed

We’re delighted to see the arrival of our fresh harvest Yemeni Mokha coffees this week, sourced from Abdulrahman Hayel Saeed and his team at Sabcomeed.

16th July 2021

This Coffee Empowers Women

That's a bold claim; but, the outstanding work of the women farmers in Peru, supported by Cafe Femenino, means that it has become a reality. This International Women's Day, we recognise their amazing achievements over the last 16 years and highlight why we all need to keep supporting their efforts.

8th March 2021

Kenya Kamundu Estate Natural

Returning for a second successive year we have a fruity and fun natural from Kenya's Kamundu Estate near Nairobi

15th July 2020

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