Marsden-based Dark Woods Coffee is in line for a hat-trick of coveted ‘Golden Forks.’

The company is already the only coffee company to achieve two ‘Golden Forks’, the equivalent of an Oscar for food and drink, in the prestigious Great Taste Awards.

Now the company has found out its three-star rated Yellow Fruits Columbian coffee is in the running for a ‘Golden Fork’ in this year’s awards, which would be the third ‘Golden Fork’ the company has won.

Some 14,195 products were put through the competition’s rigorous blind taste judging and Yellow Fruits was described as having an “extraordinary aroma of tropical fruits” which delivered a “massive fruity punch on the nose”, according to the judges.

The coffee comes from producer Sebastian Ramirez and his El Placer farm, based in Calarca, Quindio, and is made with 100% Caturra Arabica beans.

Damian Blackburn, of Dark Woods Coffee, said the ‘Golden Fork’ nomination was testament to the hard work of everyone involved.

He added: “To be nominated for a ‘Golden Fork’ award is a surprise but a really welcome one! We just hope it opens doors for more consumers to experience and enjoy distinctive, unusual coffees and give confidence to the producers that they can hopefully reap financial rewards as well as enjoy in the success.”

The awards will be announced in London on September 11.