WOGAN COFFEE ARE PROUD TO BE PART OF UK COFFEE WEEK
Over the next couple of weeks, the ever growing UK coffee scene is being spoilt with dedicated coffee events including the London Coffee Festival which started yesterday and UK Coffee Week which launches on Monday.
Taking place in Brick Lane’s famous Truman Brewery, LCF welcomes over 250 exhibitors from across the UK including artisan coffee stalls, street food stands, live music and exhibitions. The start of LCF coincides with the launch of this year’s UK Coffee Week; a nationwide fundraising event where café’s, coffee traders and their customers join together to celebrate the ever flourishing British coffee scene whilst simultaneously raising money for the farmers who grow our coffee.
Money raised during UK Coffee week will go directly to Project Waterfall; a fundraising initiative that aims to bring clean, drinkable water to coffee growing communities around the world.
Since it began in 2011, Project Waterfall has raised over £600,000 and has helped deliver clean drinking water to over 24,000 coffee producers in some of the poorest parts of Africa. Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia have all benefitted from the Project Waterfall scheme, and last year the money raised during UK Coffee Week helped to fund two projects for coffee communities in the Oromia and Tokay Kutaye regions of Ethiopia.
Coffee is one of the largest exports in the world with over 500 billion cups of coffee consumed every year. However, coffee producing countries are some of the poorest in the world and many coffee producers live in poverty with little or no access to clean drinking water. Often it is left to the women and children to walk miles to collect dirty unsafe water which leaves no time for girls to attend school like their brothers. Project Waterfall ensures that the people who are responsible for growing and picking our coffee have access to clean water.
This year UK Coffee Week will support projects in Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya, bringing clean water and sanitation to schools in the regions. Fresh, clean water means healthier, happier children, who are able to attend school, perform well and increase their potential to earn a good income in years to come.
We are so excited to be involved in UK Coffee Week and hope we can raise enough money to change the lives of even just a few people. For every bag of coffee we sell we will be donating 50p to Project Waterfall. We will also have a ‘guess the number of beans in the jar’ game, with coffee as a prize for the closest guess! We are open from 8.40am – 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and ‘til 4pm on Fridays so do pop down, buy some beans and donate to a good cause!