LONDON, UK – UK Coffee Week returns to coffee shops across the country from 16 – 22 October, raising money for Project Waterfall whilst championing the country’s booming coffee scene. Over the week-long event, more than 450 coffee shops are joining forces for Project Waterfall. From speciality independent coffee shops and roasters such as Caravan, Colonna Coffee, 92 Degrees & Allpress Espresso to the nation’s much loved chains including Warrens Bakery, Bagel Factory & British Garden Centres, businesses and individuals across the nation will be doing their bit to support coffee growing communities this October.
Uk Coffee Week returns
Participants in previous years have reported significant spikes in footfall as Brits flock to do good whilst enjoying their favourite cup.
Each company decides on their own way to raise funds – from donating 10p from every coffee sold to organising events, raffles and bake sales – coffee shops from Scotland to Cornwall will be doing their bit to support coffee growing communities this October. There’s still time to register if you want to get involved.
In addition to this, UK Coffee Week teamed up with some of the brightest, up-and-coming culinary stars on Instagram & TikTok to bring you the Coffee Moments cookbook.
Inside you’ll discover a carefully curated selection of recipes that capture the essence of everyday coffee rituals – including breakfast, brunch, desserts & coffee cocktails from chefs such as Alfie Steiner, Dr. Chintal Patel, and Zena Kamgaing.
For a full list of participating coffee shops, click here.
Coffee is one of the largest and most powerful industries in the world, pouring £17 billion to the UK economy annually across retail and food service sectors. Reports from Allegra World Coffee Portal in 2019 projected that the coffee shop market itself would reach a value of £13 billion this year.
UK Coffee Week provides a chance for this thriving industry to give back to the communities that grow its precious beans.
With over £1 Million raised since 2011, Project Waterfall donations have been used to transform the lives of over 45,000 individuals, providing them with access to clean drinking water, sanitation and education.
This year, 100% of proceeds will support Project Waterfall’s latest initiative in the Berbere district of Ethiopia which is set to reach a further 40,000 people with clean water by 2025.
Rebecca Hodgson, Director of Project Waterfall and UK Coffee Week, said: “UK Coffee Week is an opportunity for us all to come together and make an impact on the communities that make our livelihoods possible. We’re always blown away by the support from the industry – it’s wonderful to see so many coffee shops coming together in support of such a great cause’.
Serving as Project Waterfall’s flagship fundraising campaign, UK Coffee Week empowers every coffee shop, regardless of size, to create meaningful change, all while fostering team engagement and enjoyment. Official sponsors, Just Milk, Kahlua, Artisan and Fulfil, eagerly stand behind this campaign.”
For more information on how to get involved click here.