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. They roast their 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 their exceptional coffees. 


  • 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.