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UK Coffee Week will return October 10-16

Over 400 independent coffee shops across the UK will be joining together to raise funds for Project Waterfall, bringing clean drinking water to coffee growing communities

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UNITED KINGDOM – Soon will be the start of UK Coffee Week – a spectacular celebration of coffee which runs from 10-16 of October and will see the UK Coffee industry and its customers come together to celebrate all things coffee while raising funds for coffee growing communities. Hospitality businesses of all shapes and sizes fundraise by donating from every cup or bag of coffee sold, or by running events and activities in store.

A host of activities will be taking place across the country, including Latte Art Throwdowns, raffle competitions with some great prizes, Espresso Martini parties and more. It is possible to find out where your closest coffee shop is that will be taking part by visiting the UK Coffee Week map and What’s On page.

UK Coffee Week

UK Coffee Week bus will also be back for an interactive pop-up at Boxpark Shoreditch on the 13th and 14th of October. The bus will be serving up free plant powered coffee from Alpro and Caravan Coffee Roasters.

Since 2011, the UK Coffee Week community has raised over £800,000 for Project Waterfall, reaching over 45,000 people with clean drinking water, sanitation and education.

The funds raised during UK Coffee Week 2022 will go to Project Waterfall’s new initiative in the Berbere district of Ethiopia. 40,000 people will have access to clean water and sanitation when this 3-year project is completed.

Director of Project Waterfall and UK Coffee Week Rebecca Hodgson said:
“UK Coffee Week is about celebrating the coffee industry as well as supporting coffee-growing communities. The campaign is an opportunity for us to all come together and make a real impact on the communities that grow our coffee by providing them with a sustainable source of clean drinking water and sanitation.”

“As Project Waterfall’s flagship fundraising campaign, UK Coffee Week gives every coffee shop the power to make a difference no matter their size, while engaging their team and having fun!”

Headline sponsor Alpro and category sponsors Fulfil and Green Rock Manufacturing are excited to support the campaign.

Graham Kelly, Head of Coffee at Alpro, said: “As a long-standing supporter of UK Coffee Week, we’re excited to be taking this a step further by becoming headline sponsor in 2022. Project Waterfall is an excellent initiative, and we’re proud that we’re playing a bigger role this year in driving even more donations.”

About UK Coffee Week

UK Coffee Week is a nationwide fundraising campaign for Project Waterfall, bringing clean drinking water to coffee growing communities. Thousands of coffee shops, roasters and individuals across the country take part every year. 100% of the money raised during UK Coffee Week supports Project Waterfall’s work to bring clean drinking water, sanitation and education to coffee growing communities.

Project Waterfall

Project Waterfall was established by Jeffrey Young in 2011 to unite the coffee industry and coffee consumers to give back to the communities growing our coffee, by investing in sustainable clean water, sanitation and hygiene projects.

This global charity brings clean water, sanitation and education to coffee-growing communities across the world.

771 million people around the world don’t have access to clean water. The majority live in isolated, rural areas – the same areas growing our coffee. While we enjoy the purest filtered water in our coffee, the communities at the end of its supply chain face a water crisis.

Since 2011, Project Waterfall has completed 20 projects in 7 countries: Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Nicaragua and Vietnam. In collaboration with organisations such as WaterAid and charity:water, Project Waterfall has transformed the lives of over 70,000 people with access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene facilities.

About Alpro

Alpro is headline sponsor for UK Coffee Week 2022. Alpro has sponsored UK Coffee Week for many years, and so we are excited to welcome them onboard as the headline sponsor for 2022. Partnering with Alpro – the leading plant-based brand – will allow UK Coffee Week to raise even more money for clean water and sanitation initiatives, in support of Project Waterfall.

Alpro believes more of what we eat should come from plants; a vision the brand has held since being founded more than 40 years ago and today they produce a versatile range of delicious, plant-based, sustainable products.

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