Brew Review: Dark Arts Coffee – Whoa Kenny!


Who doesn’t like getting a package in the post?!

I recently got a delivery of coffee from the awesome Dark Arts Coffee in London. I had hoped it would be with me before last weekend but boy was it worth the wait. 

I first heard of Dark Arts via Instagram where they showed up as a suggested account and liked their vibe so I dropped some of that sweet pay day cash in a small pack of their Whoa Kenny! whole bean coffee.

Quick note: I don’t get paid for this, I’m not in any way affiliated with Dark Arts Coffee, I just appreciate good coffee and don’t get anything for free. That said, if anyone from Dark Arts reads this and wants to hook me up…..let’s talk!

Just lean into it…

With a name like Dark Arts Coffee, You might as well embrace it and they’ve gone all in. The black packaging with black occult imagery is awesome! Even being al black it stands out a lot for some of the other coffee I’ve been getting where the branding is simple if there’s anything beyond the company name and/or blend listed. 


Once you get beyond the box your down to the goods…

I know it’s superficial to love the packaging of a product but if you are going to do a job do it properly, something Dark Arts most certainly have down.

The important part

I’m a sucker for African coffee. There’s something about the fruitiness and lighter flavour that comes from them without it ever tasting weak.

The Whoa Kenny! was a blinder. A seriously fruity flavour and a syrup like quality but without it feeling heavy or leaving any residue post sip. At no point does it come across as bitter or bland which is a rut I’ve been in at the moment. There’s such an amazing range of coffee and small roasters popping up and there’s been a few coffees I’ve had recently where it just falls flat. No real character to it. Nothing beyond it being a fairly bland blend.

Whoa Kenny is a fairly light brew but one that I have indulged in a few times since it got here as part of my morning ritual. Harvested from farms that sit between 1270-1900 hundred meters above seas level means the beans are harvested and washed at approx. 0.75 of a Galibier above sea level. 
I think I’ll start measuring more things in Galibiers From now on….

Being able to go through the ritual of making a good cup of coffee and then sitting down to savour it is one of those small things I get a massive amount of pleasure from. 

It sets up my day beautifully and this is another superb coffee from Africa.

If you like your coffee and want to try something 

Overall Rating: 5/7 Galibiers 

I need to work on the Galibiers measuring system.

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