We were getting requests for a traditional Italian style espresso. This made us nervous as cheap Italian espresso blends can be bitter from over roasting and cheap robusta.
So we set about making a much higher quality version, an elegant modern interpretation in the Dark Woods style.
The blend starts with specialty arabicas from South America and India. Finally, we add in the very best quality robusta from the award-winning Harley Estate in India. It’s just mid-roast resulting in a smooth rich bodied espresso that will make people reassess this style.
With a medium roast, Deer Hill delivers a soft, but full-bodies espresso with notes of fudge, toasted nuts and milk chocolate.
Deer Hill won a coveted 2 Stars at the 2018 Great Taste Awards.
Dark Woods use specialty grade coffees, (scoring more than 80% in Specialty Coffee Association grading) which have cleaner more distinctive flavours than cheaper commercial coffees and are traceable to skilled farmers and their farms across the world. Carefully roasted to produce an array of flavours to suit a wide range of styles and tastes
which may be why Dark Woods were awarded more Great Taste Awards than any other coffee company this year, as well as another "Golden Fork" for Best Northern Product.
Dark Woods Coffee - Deer Hill - 250g (Beans)
Dark Woods Coffee is an adventurous coffee roaster nestled on the edge of Marsden village in the West Yorkshire Pennines. We roast our coffee by hand on a 1950’s Probat drum roaster in a beautifully refurbished Victorian textile mill beside the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and River Colne. The dramatic, windswept valley inspires the mood and flavours of our exceptional seasonal coffees.
Though Dark Woods was born in 2013, the history of its founding partners takes in many years’ experience in roasting, sourcing, consultancy, training and machine development within the UK coffee industry. It is this collective knowledge and expertise that has allowed us to rapidly establish a growing customer base that includes some of the country’s top cafés and restaurants.
More than anything we want the finest coffee to be enjoyable and accessible to everyone by offering a range of roasts and styles that truly reflects what people want to drink.
We are really excited to add Dark Woods Coffee to our store. Their coffee is absolutely exquiste and we can't recommend it enough. To ensure we do justice to their range, we only carry 'beans' and limited stock. Whilst this means you need to order a few days before you require your coffee, it does ensure it reaches you in the best possible condition.