Coco di Mama: Freshening up Fundraising with Funk

Born in 2011 out of London's need for fast paced but incredibly good coffee, Coco di Mama not only serves up a delicious pasta pot, it also focuses on the caffeine needs of city workers. 2018 is the second year that we've had the Coco di Mama sites taking part in UK Coffee Week, and with funky fresh fundraising ideas, they are bringing something unique to the week! 

 "From a social perspective, I love the fact that someone might be having a bad day and in the time it takes to make them a coffee, you can turn that around." - Jason Tsontillis, Coco di Mama Coffee Guru. 

"From a social perspective, I love the fact that someone might be having a bad day and in the time it takes to make them a coffee, you can turn that around." - Jason Tsontillis, Coco di Mama Coffee Guru. 

Coco's formidable and talented Coffee Guru, Jason Tsontillis, and the rest of the team wanted to combine the quirkiness of learning coffee skills like latte art, and the fun of an evening out, thus creating the FUNK N GRIND masterclass. Inviting their customers and head office staff members to learn something new about coffee, 100% of the ticket profits were donated to Project Waterfall. 

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Jason spoke with us about the importance of Coco di Mama taking part in a campaign such as UK Coffee Week, telling us, 

“There’s a human story behind each cup that people don’t really understand”. I can’t remember who said it, but I think it sums up the whole thing quite nicely. Everyone should have access to clean water. These communities are making a lot of people a lot of money, they shouldn’t have to live in poverty. I think it’s great that we can help towards that.

Coco di Mama's creativity show that even with larger scale operations, creating something fun and fresh when it comes to fundraising isn't always as tricky as it seems. All you need is some funky music, customers, and a dash of caffeine! 

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UK Coffee Week 2018 saw Coco di Mama raise a fantastic £1,600 from both the FUNK N GRIND night and a 5p donation per coffee sold. We are thrilled they could join us for a second year and hope that their exciting ideas will be put to good use during UK Coffee Week 2019. 

UK Coffee Week 2018: Activity Round Up

As we begin to wrap up the UK Coffee Week 2018 campaign, we wanted to share a few highlights from around the country. From Espresso Martini's to raffles, coffee operators pulled out all the stops to celebrate coffee and raise funds for Project Waterfall. 

Although we're not quite ready to share final fudraising totals from UK Coffee Week just yet, take a look through our highlight reel of activities that happened back in April, and maybe get inspired for UK Coffee Week 2019!