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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 January-February 2020

Introducing 5 new coffees for 2020. This latest list from our seasonal coffees programme features plenty of variety for single estate espresso fans and another wonderful single farmer lot from Yemen.

29th January 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 October 2019 (Part 1)

The first of two articles in which I run down our new single estate coffees for October-November. This part features two single-farmer Ethiopian coffees and a delicious Costa-Rican natural from Finca Sabana Redonda whose Honey processed lot from our previous list proved a big hit

9th October 2019

New Coffees August 2019

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

23rd 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

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

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