Some coffee shops even go as far as 10p or 20p from every coffee sold! It's completely up to you.
Coffee shops raise an average of £100 by donating this way across UK Coffee Week. See what you can achieve!
Sell bags of coffee and donate a percentage of the proceeds
Whether you’re a coffee retailer or sell coffee in-store, why not donate 50p per 200g bag or £2 per kg bag. Donating per bag is new to UK Coffee Week this year and we’re excited to see what’s in store.
GUESS THE BEANS IN THE JAR/GUESS THE ORIGIN OF OUR COFFEE
You will receive a ‘Guess the Beans/Origin card’ in your UK Coffee Week marketing kit, as well as a white marker pen.
Set the entry cost at £1 or £2, and you could fundraise over £100 during the week.
Host a raffle
Your UK Coffee Week marketing kit will contain goodies from our generous sponsors, so why not combine these with your own merchandise and host a raffle.
Set the entry cost at £1 or £2, and let’s see how much you can raise!
Create a special menu item and donate a percentage of the proceeds
We've had waterfall cupcakes, droplet biscuits, tumeric lattes and more on the menu for UK Coffee Week in the past. Let’s see what you come up with this year!
Coffee cocktail night
Move your fundraising into the evening by hosting an interactive coffee cocktail making workshop with your customers.
Ticket the event with all or a percentage of proceeds going to Project Waterfall!
Latte art class
Teach your customers the basics of tulips, ferns and swans with this hands-on workshop.
As with the Coffee Cocktail Night, charge an entry fee for the class and donate all or a percentage of proceeds to Project Waterfall.
With so many flavours and profiles of coffee out there, use this to your advantage and host a cupping session for both staff and customers to attend. You could even profile a selection of coffees from Ethiopia, the country that Project Waterfall is currently working in!
Run a competition on social media and encourage your followers to share and donate. Link the competition to your own fundraising page for the Project Waterfall TotalGiving page.
Unique fundraising idea from 2017: The Northern Latte Art Throwdown
If you have a community of coffee shops and baristas, why not get together and host a party or throwdown of your own!
Unique Fundraising Idea from 2017: The Edinburgh Coffee Crawl
Led by Filament Coffee, seven coffee shops across Edinburgh, known collectively as the Disloyal 7, organised a coffee crawl with customers around their stores, hosting a different activity at each venue.
From cuppings to latte art, guests on this crawl went away feeling fully caffeinated, and with a deeper understanding of Project Waterfall and UK Coffee Week.