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Golden Fork Nominee- El Placer Yellow Fruits / Great Taste Awards 2023

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Tales from beyond the woods

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

Plastic-Free, Compostable, Kilogram Bags

This month is Plastic-Free July, a global initiative to highlight the need for, and progress towards, removing more plastic from our every-day lives. We are using Plastic-Free July to highlight some of the steps we, at Dark Woods Coffee, are taking towards becoming plastic-free.

24th July 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

Great Taste Awards 2021

The 2021 Great Taste Awards results were announced this week and Dark Woods Coffee has won an astonishing thirteen awards in the Guild of Fine Food's annual speciality food and drink competition.

23rd September 2021

Specialty Coffee Gift Tins

We’re delighted to launch our brand new range of beautifully presented, speciality coffee tins, filled with some of our favourite, award-winning coffees

22nd July 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

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

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