Guest post: UK Coffee Week is coming – April 7th-13th 2014 #ukcoffeeweek

UK Coffee Week
Coffee Birmingham is delighted to be throwing its support behind UK Coffee Week this year. We are grateful to welcome Isla McLean to our blog to give a brief taster of what the week is all about and what sort of things to look forward to.
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If you’re reading this, I’m assuming you’re a coffee lover. Get excited because UK Coffee Week is back! This year it is taking place 7-13th April for some fun and to raise vital funds to improve access to safe water for people in coffee-growing  countries.
There are some amazing things happening across the country… from a coffee selling ‘Vespa’ in Oxford; prisoners learning Barista Skills in Henley Prison to artisan roasters hosting cupping events.  In addition, Starbucks will donate 25p for every coffee sold in a reusable cup – so be sure to take  your favourite mug to Starbucks during UK Coffee Week!
Click here to find out what’s happening across the country and how you can get involved.
In our office, coffee is what fuels our day! Why not help us give back to coffee-growing countries by getting your office and work mates involved. Just visit our website to find out more information and get drinking.
The money raised during this year’s UK Coffee Week and through Coffee@Work will help complete Project Waterfall, delivering safe water, sanitation and hygiene to the remote community in the Mbulu District of Tanzania. So far, along with our charity partners WaterAid UK, we have delivered safe water to over 8,000 people, but there’s still more to do. We hope that by coming together we can raise the £100,000 needed to complete this vital work.
In Birmingham –  Java Lounge (155 Alcester Road) and Urban Coffee Company (30 Church Street) are already supporting UK Coffee Week – thank you!
We’d love as many coffee shops as possible involved in UK Coffee Week, so please tell your favourite  ones about UK Coffee Week and pay them a visit between 7-13 April to help support Project Waterfall.
For more information, and for coffee shops to join UK Coffee Week for free, please visit
Thanks to Isla and more info on what is happening locally in Birmingham at our indies will be published in the lead up to UK Coffee Week. I share Isla’s invitation. Let your coffee shops know about the week and get them on board for this great cause.
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