UK Coffee Week returns to raise funds for Project Waterfall

UK Coffee Week is returning from 29 April to 5 May with the intent to raise money for clean water, sanitation, and education to coffee growing communities.

Throughout the week, participating outlets will donate money from every cup served and hosting latte art throwdowns where baristas will go head-to-head to raise money for Project Waterfall.

“UK Coffee Week is all about the celebration of coffee and uniting the industry with its customers to raise valuable funds for the millions of people in coffee growing regions who rely on coffee to fund their livelihoods. We truly believe that every cup of coffee makes a difference, and everybody can make their cup matter this UK Coffee Week,” says Jeffery Young, Founder of UK Coffee Week.

Project Waterfall has changed more than 40,000 lives and raised over $1.3 million USD (£1 million) unveiling a new campaign called, ‘My Cup Matters,’ it will showcase why Project Waterfall matters through a series of events, workshops and installations.

Leaders from across the industry have signed up to UK Coffee Week including long standing partners Italian coffee roasters Lavazza and French syrup production company Monin. Along with, European Coffee House Café Nero and café chain Costa Coffee.

Other participants include Muffin Break, Cafe2U, Esquires, Insomnia Coffee, Ground Espresso Bars, Crepe Affaire, Soho Coffee, Second Cup, Abokado, Fcb Coffee and an additional 1000 independent cafes.

In 2018, UK Coffee Week saw $321,000 USD (£245,000) as a result of Project Waterfall’s four-year program in the rural Jabi Tehan district of Ethiopia, in partnership with WaterAid UK. The program brings clean water to coffee growing communities.

Now in its ninth year, UK Coffee Week is one of the nations’ largest UK coffee scenes. For more information, visit

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