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Ecopackaging seems to be the way forward! Our friends at @cakesmiths.hq are tackling their single use waste head on, switching to resuable and biodegradable CoolWool for their cake packaging. #dollynotpoly
The money raised from UK Coffee Week 2017 funded the final year of a project spanning Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya, giving schools access to clean water and sanitation facilities. Find out more about the completed project through the link in our bio.• • We’ll be bringing some new photos and stories from the field of the current project in Ethiopia soon!
Happy Friday and Happy end of the month! We can't believe it's September tomorrow...but we're also excited because that means UK Coffee Week 2019 is one month closer! Here's a great illustration by @upillustrations
"We cherish the water we have...it should be a given for everyone." We totally agree with our friends at @swallowcoffeeshop. Do you agree? Make sure you get signed up for UK Coffee Week 2019, registrations open in October.
This week's #MondayMotivation comes from the Amhara project in Burie, Ethiopia, made possible with funds raised during UK Coffee Week 2015. This project was completed in 2017 and over 3,000 lives were changed through an underground pipe network to schools and nearby homes. •• In addition to the facilities built in Burie Woreda, 12 committees were established in order to support sustainability and maintenance of the infrastructure. Families in this area were also given coffee and avocado seedlings in order to generate further income to maintain water supply for the future.
It's not just independent coffee shops that take part in UK Coffee Week; many large scale coffee operators, like @cafe2u, get involved too. For them, it's all about helping the communities who need it most.
We're celebrating our Top Ten Independent Fundraisers today - what a great Monday! Check out our blog to find out which awesome coffee shops were in the top 10 or watch our Instagram story for the countdown! Link to blog in bio. • • Photo is by one of the fabulous top ten, @robertsandcocoffee.
With support from across the country, including @theblackdogcafe in Tunbridge Wells, who wouldn't be excited for UK Coffee Week 2019 already?
In just under two months, registration for UK Coffee Week 2019 will open up to coffee shops! Will you be taking part? Like or drop us a comment - we're looking forward to it already!
As we celebrate the amazing £1 million milestone at @projectwaterf, lets look back on the projects that UK Coffee Week supporters have helped fund so far. First up is the Mbulu district in Tanzania. From 2011-2014 UK Coffee Week supporters donated over £235,000, helping around 10,000 people!• • For this project, 6.8km of gravity fed piping was laid, reaching 3 water points in Endalchi. Community Owned Water Supply Organisations (COWSOs) have also been formed through this project, ensuring that communities are trained and the water points are goverened and properly managed.
It's #throwbackthursday! Did you catch the display at Victoria or Paddington during UK Coffee Week? #savewaterdrinkcoffee What do you think we should do to fundraise in these spaces next time?
Around 95% of Nicaraguan coffee is shade grown, using the native species of trees and plants to cover coffee cherries from the hot sun. Here are Nicaraguan beans being harvested using a washing process. #coffeefact #coffeeinformation #coffee
Happy Saturday! Enjoy that first lazy coffee of the weekend, and if you're taking away, why not go reusable! @project_waterfall has a partnership with @ecoffeecup, check the other great designs, taken from artists through @coffeeartproject through their page!
UK Coffee Week is a great opportunity for coffee shops to support a charity close to the heart of the coffee industry. But don't take our word for it! Stores like @smoothbean23 in Croydon have something to say about just why they take part...
UK Coffee Week 2018 has raised a grand total of £320,000! This year, the support for @project_waterfall during UK Coffee Week has been outstanding, and thousands of coffee operators have helped donate to build water facilities in Jabi Tehnan, in partnership with @wateraiduk. Link to blog in bio. Thank you to all who got involved, and see you next year for UK Coffee Week 2019 (29 April - 5 May)!
@Brita.uk are helping to conquer the #plasticfree world with their fab Fill and Go bottles. Can you refill your reusable bottle in your local coffee shop? Or, to ask the coffee shops, can customers refill their bottles in store?
Even though Wimbledon is over for another year, coffee experts and our partners @lavazzauk are still playing the game (set and match) for drinks that will leave you feeling ace.