The nation’s largest celebration of coffee, bringing clean water to coffee growing communities

UK Coffee Week is the nation’s biggest celebration of coffee that unites the industry with coffee lovers to raise valuable funds for the communities at the source of our coffee.

From market leaders to community run cafes, thousands of coffee shops, retailers, suppliers & individuals throughout the UK come together for one week to raise funds for Project Waterfall, bringing clean drinking water to coffee growing communities.

Coffee is a powerful community, together we can make a real difference

Coffee is one of the largest and most powerful industries in the world. Over 500 billion cups of coffee are consumed globally each year, and every one of those cups is an opportunity to make a difference.

We believe that by coming together for just one week, the coffee industry and coffee lovers have the power to make a real and positive difference on the communities that grow our coffee. 

Our 100% promise

100% of the funds you raise during UK Coffee Week will go to Project Waterfall, an initiative dedicated to bringing clean drinking water, improved sanitation and a better future to coffee growing communities.

How do we manage that? It’s thanks to the incredible support from our sponsors who generously fund the running costs of the campaign, allowing every single penny raised to go directly to the cause.

Don't just take our word for it! 

Hear from our supporters about what it means to take part in UK Coffee Week and how you can raise money in your store.

Why water?


663 million people around the world do not have access to safe drinking water. This crisis has the biggest impact on rural communities – so those very people who are growing our coffee are among those most affected.


Coffee is a water intensive crop with a large water footprint. Up to 140l of water is needed to make one cup of coffee.

The end cup

To make great coffee, you need great water. The coffee we enjoy in coffee shops uses only the purest filtered water, meanwhile the countries that grow our coffee often struggle without clean drinking water.