UK Coffee Week 2017

Posted 04/04/17

“A nationwide celebration of coffee that also raises funds for coffee growing communities”

Thousands of coffee shops, restaurants, and takeaways across the UK are taking part in the nationwide fundraising campaign, UK Coffee Week from 10 – 16 April 2017, to help raise funds for the communities which grow coffee beans and to celebrate the fabulous range of coffee available to purchase from food and drink retailers in this country.

Since over 500 billion cups of coffee are consumed globally each year*, coffee seems like a great product to help raise funds for such a worthy cause.

100% of donations received from UK Coffee Week will go to Project Waterfall, an initiative dedicated to providing clean water facilities to coffee growing communities. Project Waterfall aims to bring clean water to communities in Tanzania, Rwanda, Nicaragua, Uganda, and Ethiopia. So far over £600,000 has been raised since 2011** and clean drinking water has been delivered to over 24,000 people. The charity provides the mechanism for the coffee industry and coffee drinkers to give something back to the communities who grow the coffee beans.

Each shop or food and drink retailer that takes part in the fundraising week will be responsible for their own creative fundraising activities, whether it is donating 10p from every coffee sold or hosting workshops in-store. The week is supported by some big brands such as Caffé Nero, Starbucks, Debenhams, and Giraffe. Anywhere that sells coffee including schools, hotels, and pubs are also being encouraged to take part in the fundraising, with the aim of making Coffee Week 2017 the most successful yet. 

In the UK, we drink approximately 55 million cups of coffee per day*** and the high street café culture continues to boom, with 80% of people visiting coffee shops at least once a week, whilst 16% of us visit on a daily basis***. These kinds of statistics show the real positive impact that the coffee industry and coffee drinkers can have on the lives of the communities that grow our coffee. Will your business be taking part? It may be the perfect opportunity to shout about some of the great products you sell and tell people about some of the charitable works your business participates in. We would love to see some photos of your fundraising activities, why not post some photos onto our social media sites www.facebook.com/SMEInsurance or https://twitter.com/SMEInsurance?  

 Coffee Cup

 

* http://www.ukcoffeeweek.com/

** http://www.projectwaterfall.org/

*** http://www.worldcoffeeportal.com/LatestReports/Project-Cafe2016-UK Allegra Project Café UK 2016 Report, December 2015

 

 

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