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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.

August 2019

Date

Event

Location

 

27

Core Modules (AM)

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

27

Coffee Flavour & Brewing Modules (13:30-16:30)

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

September 2019

09

Core Modules (9:30-12:30)

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

09

Advanced Barista Skills Modules (13:30-16:30)

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

30

Core Modules (9:30-12:30)

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

30

Coffee Flavour & Brewing Modules (13:30-16:30)

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

October 2019

07

SCA Foundation Barista Course

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

14

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

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

29

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

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

29

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

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

29

Coffee Flavour & Brewing Modules (13:30-16:30)

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

November 2019

06

SCA Foundation Barista Course

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

11

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

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

11

Advanced Barista Skills Modules (13:30-16:30)

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

14

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.

26

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

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

26

Coffee Flavour & Brewing Modules (13:30-16:30)

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

December 2019

02

SCA Foundation Barista Course

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

09

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

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

09

Advanced Barista Skills Modules (13:30-16:30)

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

16

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

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

16

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

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

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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