London Coffee Week
Coffee is the flavour of the month in April across the United Kingdom and it all kicks off with The London Coffee Festival for three days from 15 April. This annual event precedes the nationwide celebration of coffee that is UK Coffee Week, which runs until 18 April.
Whether you like your mocha-choca, latte, Americano, Expresso or Macchiato there’s something for coffee drinkers everywhere in April.
UK Coffee Week is a nationwide fundraising initiative that supports coffee growing countries and their mission is to create a united platform where coffee operators, trade professionals and consumers can all come together in celebration of the coffee industry and raise funds in a fun and enjoyable way. Venues and coffee houses across London including national brands such as Starbucks, Caffe Nero, Benugo, BHS, Debenhams, Esquires Coffee Houses, Pure, Soho Coffee Company and Caffe Fratelli will be staging a wide range of special tasting sessions and other events designed to increase your awareness of the stunning variety of flavours and styles of coffee.
But there is more to this national celebration of the humble coffee bean. The organisers of UK Coffee Week aim to raise awareness and hard cash for the communities which grow the coffee around the world. Ships, coffee houses and venues taking part will each receive valuable high quality branded material to support the campaign and all money raised will directly support Project Waterfall, an initiative developed by the Allegra Foundation to deliver clean water and sanitation to the communities that grow the coffee bean plants. Since it was first established Project Waterfall has raised over £325,000 to help over 14,000 people in Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia.