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Dark Horse

Dark Horse

Tasting Notes: Bold, chocolatey, caramelised

This is our most popular signature blend, creating a rich and intense espresso whilst still working well across all other brew methods.

The darker roast profile creates body and sweetness whilst still displaying oodles of character unique to origin.

We buy speciality grade coffee direct from two co-operatives in Guatemala and Honduras, having built up long term relationships.

Both co-operatives are certified Fair Trade and Organic. 

Regular price £7.25
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Standard delivery £2.95, free delivery over £30.

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The Federation Comercializadora de Café Especial de Guatemala (FECCEG) is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 to help small coffee producers overcome the challenges of price fluctuations and risks in the international coffee market. The FECCEG has since brought together 15 small-scale farmer organizations, associations and cooperatives, involving 1,150 men and 350 women, dedicated to the organic production of speciality coffees, honey, panela and cocoa. These groups are distributed in the Highlands of Guatemala, in the departments of Chimaltenango, Huehuetenango, Quiché, Sololá, San Marcos and Quetzaltenango. This is a land known for its majestic mountains, dotted with volcanoes.


FECCEG encourages short-cycle crops and activities which provide income stability as well as food security for coffee-producing communities. Crops such as bananas, ginger, mushroom, fruit trees and medicinal plants are developed with technical support and market research. Livestock activities such as beekeeping, fish farming and goat herding complement the local economy and family nutrition.

350 female farmers received technical help with managing their organic coffee crops and 55 of them received support with managing individual and collective coffee nurseries. These women also participated in training and awareness processes on gender issues including equality, care economy and resource management. The sales of their specialist coffee crop have contributed to their financial autonomy, improving living conditions for their families, and allowing them to be part of decision-making in their communities.


Coffee is picked by hand, washed and dried on patios under the sun (often these patios are actually the roofs of houses perching on the slopes and hillsides). Further processing at the dry mill that is located in La Libertad takes place to prepare bags for shipping and export. The area has a selection of varieties that allow good crop diversity.

After picking, coffee is washed and pulped before drying for a day on the patios and then being moved to guardiolas for controlled drying. This is typically 40 hours at 45 degrees before being reduced to 30 degrees and finally 15 degrees until optimum moisture content is reached.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
Alexandra Thorne
Cafetière coffee - Dark Horse

Love it, always get compliments on how good it is.

Suzanne Meadows
Best coffee around!

We first discovered the coffee at a local restaurant and tracked it down and we have to at home as well! Highly recommend

Amy Field
Gorgeous coffee

The coffee is always a very high quality and we have ditched our branded coffee in favour of it. Subscription means we never run out!

Remi Volpe

Dark Horse

jane yates
Dark Horse Coffee: Sustainably Packaged, Perfection in Every Cup

Dark Horse Coffee offers more than just great taste – it's a roastery that cares about the planet and takes pride in delivering consistently perfect coffee. With every sip, you can taste the dedication and passion that goes into every bag of Dark Horse beans.