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

UK Coffee Week is a nationwide celebration of coffee that sees coffee shops across the UK raise money for Project Waterfall – a charitable initiative bringing clean water, education and sanitation to coffee-growing communities.

Throughout the week, thousands of coffee businesses of all shapes and sizes fundraise by donating money from every cup of coffee they serve, hosting events such as latte art throw-downs, open mics and barista head-to-heads, or even organising town coffee crawls.

Coffee is a powerful community & together we can make a 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 gives us an opportunity to make a difference.

We believe that by coming together for just one week, everyone can make their cup of coffee matter for Project Waterfall and the millions of people across the globe that rely on coffee to fund their livelihoods.

Our 100% promise

100% of the funds raised during UK Coffee Week go straight to Project Waterfall.

How do we manage that?

It’s thanks to 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! 

Watch the video below to hear from our supporters about what it means to take part in UK Coffee Week…

Why water?


844 million people in the world can’t access clean water. The majority live in isolated and rural areas. The same areas that grow our coffee.


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.

Do you own, run or work at a coffee shop? Want to take part in UK Coffee Week 2020?