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Brewing coffee is the last, and in many ways, the most crucial link in a chain can be traced all the way back to origin. Just to get our coffee into a bag involves countless hours of dedicated work by many people cross several continents. In the bag it has the potential to be consumed and enjoyed in a way that does justice to this journey, but only if prepared with care and understanding.

Training Guides

Brush up on your coffee knowledge and espresso skills, click to download these useful guides.

Intro To Coffee

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Milk Techniques

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Espresso Guide

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Speciality Coffee Association

You can see then why training is at the heart of everything that we do here at Dark Woods. Paul was one of the first barista trainers in the UK to deliver training programmes that engaged with some of the scientific principles that are now enshrined within the Speciality Coffee Association, and was a leading figure in developing the course content for its Barista Skills programme which is now taught worldwide. We offer full and free access to the programme to wholesale customers and to paying private individuals.

Courses are taught at the Mill by SCA accredited trainer Tom who is also on hand to deliver regular on-site training, audits and friendly encouragement to our all of our accounts.

Dark Woods Modular Programme

Alongside the SCA courses we also offer our very own unique modular training system that divides key coffee skills into six easily digestible 90-minute sessions.

Each module has exercises, training resources and opportunities to measure and record staff attainment as well as downloadable training aids and tools designed to encourage best practise in the workplace.

January 2019

Date

Event

Location

 

03

SCA Foundation Barista Course

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, HUDDERSFIELD

04

Core Barista Skills Modules (AM)

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, HUDDERSFIELD

04

Coffee Flavour & Brewing Modules (PM)

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, HUDDERSFIELD

10

Opening a Cafe Course (2 days)

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, HUDDERSFIELD

February 2019

04

Core Barista Skills Modules (AM)

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, HUDDERSFIELD

04

Advanced Barista Skills Modules (PM)

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, HUDDERSFIELD

07

SCA Foundation Barista Course

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, HUDDERSFIELD

12

SCA Intermediate Barista Course (2 day)

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, HUDDERSFIELD

March 2019

06

Core Barista Skills Modules (AM)

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, HUDDERSFIELD

06

Coffee Flavour & Brewing Modules (PM)

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, HUDDERSFIELD

11

SCA Foundation Barista Course

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, HUDDERSFIELD

25

SCA Professional Barista Course (3 day)

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, HUDDERSFIELD

April 2019

01

SCA Foundation Barista Course

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, HUDDERSFIELD

04

Core Barista Skills Modules (AM)

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, HUDDERSFIELD

04

Advanced Barista Skills Modules (PM)

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, HUDDERSFIELD

22

SCA Intermediate Barista Course (2 day)

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, HUDDERSFIELD

Our coffee

Dark Woods’ desire for inclusivity informs our roasting and blending philosophy.

Crow Tree

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Good Morning Sunshine

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Under Milk Wood

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Arboretum Espresso

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Snowstone

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Lamplight Decaf

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Deer Hill

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Single Estate Coffees

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