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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.

December 2019

Date

Event

Information

 

16

Coffee Flavour & Brewing Modules (10:00-13:00)

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, West Slaithwaite Road, HD7 6LS
Learn what factors drive coffee flavour and the core science to brewing it at its best

January 2020

06

Core Barista Skills Modules (9:30-12:30)

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, West Slaithwaite Road, Marsden, HD7 6LS
The essentials on setting up your grinder and foaming perfect milk

08

Advanced Barista Skills Modules (9:30-12:30)

Learn how to confidently manipulate brew recipes and refine your latte art skills

13

SCA Barista Foundation

Dark Woods, Holme Mills, West Slaithwaite Road, Marsden, HD7 6LS
Your starting journey to becoming a barista. A one day course that covers all the essentials to get you going

15

Coffee Flavour & Brewing Module (10:00 - 13:00)

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, West Slaithwaite Road, HD7 6LS
Learn what factors drive coffee flavour and the core science to brewing it at its best

20

Core Barista Skills Modules (9:30-12:30)

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, West Slaithwaite Road, HD7 6LS
The essentials on setting up your grinder and foaming perfect milk

22

SCA Intermediate Barista Course

22nd - 23rd January
Location: Dark Woods Coffee, HUDDERSFIELD HD7 6LS.
The next step on from your SCA Foundation Barista Course. A two day course to advance your barista skills and knowledge, dialling in brew recipes and developing your latte art.
You can take your SCA exam at the end of the course if you like (additional examination fees apply)
We recommend that you have a reasonable amount of barista experience before coming on this course to get the most from it, including basic latte art

February 2020

04

Core Barista Skills Modules (9:30-12:30)

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, West Slaithwaite Road, HD7 6LS
The essentials on setting up your grinder and foaming perfect milk

06

Advanced Barista Skills Modules (9:30-12:30)

Learn how to confidently manipulate brew recipes and refine your latte art skills

10

Coffee Flavour & Brewing Module (10:00 - 13:00)

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, West Slaithwaite Road, HD7 6LS
Learn what factors drive coffee flavour and the core science to brewing it at its best

12

SCA Professional Barista Course (3 day)

12th -14th February, 2020
Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, HUDDERSFIELD
Please note that this course is only for those who already hold SCA Intermediate Barista Skills - contact tom@darkwoodscoffee.co.uk for enquiries

13

Introduction to Coffee Evening

Come and join us on to learn about the world of coffee. The evening kicks off with a welcome drink and then guides you through understanding your bean. Learn how your coffees flavour is influenced by species, variety and origin.
See the roaster in action, do a tasting (cupping); learn some vital steps for getting the best from your beans at home and go home with a bag of beans to enjoy at home.

17

SCA Barista Foundation

Dark Woods, Holme Mills, West Slaithwaite Road, Marsden, HD7 6LS
Your starting journey to becoming a barista. A one day course that covers all the essentials to get you started

19

Core Barista Skills Modules (9:30-12:30)

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, West Slaithwaite Road, HD7 6LS
The essentials on setting up your grinder and foaming perfect milk

March 2020

02

Core Barista Skills Modules (9:30-12:30)

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, West Slaithwaite Road, HD7 6LS
The essentials on setting up your grinder and foaming perfect milk

04

Advanced Barista Skills Modules (9:30-12:30)

Learn how to confidently manipulate brew recipes and refine your latte art skills

09

SCA Foundation Barista Course

Dark Woods, Holme Mills, West Slaithwaite Road, Marsden, HD7 6LS
Your starting journey to becoming a barista. A one day course that covers all the essentials to get you started

12

Home Barista Evening

Come and join us on an evening to learn the barista essential

17

Core Barista Skills Modules (9:30-12:30)

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, West Slaithwaite Road, HD7 6LS
The essentials on setting up your grinder and foaming perfect milk

19

Coffee Flavour & Brewing Modules (10:00-13:00)

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, West Slaithwaite Road, HD7 6LS

19

Coffee Flavour & Brewing Module (10:00 - 13:00)

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, West Slaithwaite Road, HD7 6LS
Learn what factors drive coffee flavour and the core science to brewing it at its best

24

SCA Intermediate Barista Course

24th - 25th March
Location: Dark Woods Coffee, HUDDERSFIELD HD7 6LS.
The next step on from your SCA Foundation Barista Course. A two day course to advance your barista skills and knowledge, dialling in brew recipes and developing your latte art.
You can take your SCA exam at the end of the course if you like (additional examination fees apply)
We recommend that you have a reasonable amount of barista experience before coming on this course to get the most from it, including basic latte art

April 2020

06

SCA Foundation Barista Course

Dark Woods, Holme Mills, West Slaithwaite Road, Marsden, HD7 6LS
Your starting journey to becoming a barista. A one day course that covers all the essentials to get you going

08

Core Barista Skills Modules (9:30-12:30)

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, West Slaithwaite Road, HD7 6LS
The essentials on setting up your grinder and foaming perfect milk

13

Advanced Barista Skills Modules (9:30-12:30)

Learn how to confidently manipulate brew recipes and refine your latte art skills

20

Core Barista Skills Modules (9:30-12:30)

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, West Slaithwaite Road, HD7 6LS
The essentials on setting up your grinder and foaming perfect milk

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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Snow Stone

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Lamplight Decaf

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Deer Hill

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Single Estate Coffees

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