During this year’s UK Coffee Week, April 29 – May 5, all funds raised will be continuing to support our latest initiative in the Jabi Tehnan district of Ethiopia – a project which began in 2018 in partnership with WaterAid.
We are delighted to announce that Lavazza will be partnering with UK Coffee Week for a third year as official coffee sponsor.
Established in 1895 in Turin, the Italian coffee company has been owned by the Lavazza family for four generations. Among the world’s most important roasters, the Group currently operates in more than 90 countries through subsidiaries and distributors, with 63% of revenues coming from markets outside of Italy. Lavazza created the concept of blending - or in other words the art of combining different types of coffee from different geographic areas - this continues to be a distinctive feature of most of its products.
We are delighted to announce that iZettle will be partnering with UK Coffee Week 2019 as our official POS for coffee shops partner.
During UK Coffee Week, iZettle will be making sure that coffee shops up and down the UK can accept as many donations as possible through card and contactless payments by providing card readers to our top supporters to take donations for the week.
Coffee dates are an ideal choice for a first date. However, here at UK Coffee Week we are convinced that grabbing a delicious cup of coffee is perfect for any stage in the dating journey. Forget about the lengthy dinners, silent cinema screenings and chilly walks in the park (who does that in the middle of February?), go for a great cup of coffee instead.
So, without further ado, let us take you on a tour of our top 14 Valentine Day’s coffee spots in London!
We are excited to announce that MONIN will be our official flavour sponsors for UK Coffee Week 2019.
MONIN has been producing premium flavoured syrups in Bourges, France, for over a century, using only the finest ingredients sourced from around the world. With over 100 flavours ranging from classics like Vanilla and Hazelnut to new varieties such as Tonka Bean and Popcorn, there really is a flavour for everyone.
We are delighted that Alpro For Professionals will be continuing to support UK Coffee Week for a third year!
Alpro believes more of what we eat should come from plants. They were founded based on this vision over 30 years ago and today they produce a versatile range of plant-based, sustainable alternatives. It was with this in mind that they designed a special range of products for professional baristas; Alpro For Professionals.
We are excited to announce that Kimbo will be partnering with UK Coffee Week for another year as an official industry supporter!
Kimbo began over 50 years ago in Naples by three brothers in their father's bakery. From there, a thriving business grew and continues today. By seeking the best coffee, roasting and blending, they have become a leader in the Italian market and export to many other countries as well.
With the incredible commitment of stores including Costa Coffee, Caffè Nero, Muffin Break, Esquires and more, as well as hundreds of fantastic independent coffee shops, Project Waterfall is proud to say that this fundraising has also helped the charity to reach the milestone of having given over £1 million to date to coffee communities in need!
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!
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!
UK Coffee Week 2018 is coming up soon. Have you found which of your local coffee shops are taking part this year this year? If not, no need to worry, we’re here to help with a list of 7 amazing coffee shops in Bristol and the South West that we think are a must. This year these coffee shops are working with us to help bring clean drinking water and sanitation to coffee growing communities in Jabi Tehnan, Ethiopia through Project Waterfall.
UK Coffee Week 2018 will be going on across the country and today we’re turning our attention up North. From Manchester to Newcastle and everywhere in-between, we’re taking a look at the amazing coffee shops that are taking part in UK Coffee Week 2018. Who will be taking part in UK Coffee Week in your city?
Our latest series of blog posts will be covering some of the amazing coffee shops taking part in UK Coffee Week this year! Turning our attention north, we’re looking at 10 coffee shops across Scotland and highlighting how they will be raising money for Project Waterfall.
From the streets of Edinburgh all the way to John O’ Groats, coffee shops around Scotland are joining forces and we couldn’t be more excited. Make sure you let us know how your coffee shop will be celebrating this UK Coffee Week.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be spotlighting areas across the UK which are home to some of the incredible stores that are taking part in UK Coffee Week 2018. Kicking things off is our capital city London with 10 new UK Coffee Week participants!
We are thrilled to be partnering with Lavazza as our official coffee sponsors for UK Coffee Week 2018.
Lavazza has over 120 years’ experience in the art of blending the perfect cup of coffee, inspired by Luigi Lavazza’s initial journey of discovery in 1895. The family-run business, now in its fourth generation, has always stayed true to the pillars of Lavazza tradition, ensuring every Lavazza cup has the mark of true Italian quality and taste.
We’re excited to announce that our partners at Cakesmiths are launching a brand-new cake which will be raising funds for Project Waterfall.
The Waterfall Cake is a decedent espresso caramel brownie that uses ground Ethiopian coffee from Clifton Coffee Roasters and 77% Belgian Chocolate. 50p from each tray bake will be supporting Project Waterfall, helping to bring clean drinking water to communities in the Jabi Tehnan district of Ethiopia.
To celebrate UK Coffee Week, our partners Arla Organic Milk bought together an Arla farmer with a top barista to understand more about each other’s craft and the journey of milk from cow to cup.
Paul Meikle-Janney, award-winning barista and director of Darkwoods Coffee, spent the morning with Ian Pye, an Arla Farmer at Old Holly Farm, to learn about what goes into producing quality, organic milk.
2017 was the biggest UK Coffee Week to date. It wouldn’t have been as amazing as it was without the incredible independent coffee shops who joined us in celebrating great coffee and raising funds for Project Waterfall. Take a look through our top 10 independent coffee shop fundraisers of 2017; will they remain on top for 2018, or will a surprise new comer take the title?
Over the last few months, we have been putting on exciting talkshop events which covered some emerging trends in the world of coffee cocktails and flavours with our partners MONIN, official sponsors of UK Coffee Week 2018.
Everyone loves to have a sweet or savoury treat with a cup of coffee, whether breakfast, lunch or even dinner! One of our newest supporters serves up all the above, in the form of crepes. Crêpeaffaire is the latest brand to join the UK Coffee Week campaign!