Water in the coffee industry: a UK Coffee Week Talkshop

6 March 2017

The Gentlemen Baristas, Store St.

UK Coffee Week teamed up with BRITA Professional to host an educational evening centered on the theme of water in the coffee industry - from the communities that grow our coffee to the end cup. Here are the highlights!

The evening was opened with an engaging and interactive talk by Gary Norwood from BRITA Professional, who explained the importance of water quality in creating the perfect cup of coffee. 

Water hardness, odour, alkalinity, chlorine and pH all play a role in influencing the taste of our water and our coffee. 

Gary Norwood, BRITA Professional

Gary Norwood, BRITA Professional

Next up was Matthew Wootliff, from The Allegra Foundation Board of Trustees, who shared his experiences of visiting the Kibebe Tsehay orphanage in Addis Ababa, where Project Waterfall have recently funded a clean drinking water station in collaboration with Splash. 

Guests were treated to delicious cakes from our partners at Cakesmiths and tasty cocktails from our partners Monin. 



All photos by Cephas Azariah

Arla Organic Milk: UK Coffee Week 2017 official sponsors

We are very excited to announce that Arla Organic Milk will be the official milk sponsor for UK Coffee Week 2017!

Arla believes that organic milk should be for everyone. This vision led them to found Arla Organic Milk last November to ensure affordable goodness for all. There is a rising demand for healthy organic milk that is also good for the land and animals involved. By making organic milk affordable, Arla Organic Milk aims to give everyone the choice of something better.

With the support of Arla Organic Milk as a sponsor for UK Coffee Week 2017 we will be able to raise more money to support clean water and sanitation initiatives for schools in Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya.