Sheffield coffee lovers beware: UK Coffee Week is here

Sheffield coffee shops unite to bring clean water to the communities which grow our coffee as part of a project running for its 9th year in a row.

Steam Yard, Marmadukes, and The Devonshire are just few of the retailers taking part in the UK Coffee Week campaign raising money for Project Waterfall – a charitable initiative bringing clean water, education and sanitation to coffee-growing communities.

Throughout the week, thousands of coffee businesses in the UK have been fundraising by donating money from every cup of coffee they serve, with many hosting events such as barista head-to-heads and latte art throw-downs.

Emily Taiano, Campaign Manager for the Allegra Foundation, which established the project, said: “I hope our project grows stronger in Sheffield, we are making a great difference and we are setting great goals for next year.”

This year, the campaign has created a special hashtag for coffee lovers and retailers to use and show support of the project.

The hashtag #MyCupMatters will help the campaign raise funds for the ongoing work Project Waterfall is doing in the rural Jabi Tehnan district of Ethiopia.

Since 2011, the project has raised over £1 Million and delivered clean drinking water to over 34,000 people in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Vietnam and Nicaragua.

Sheffield’s Steam Yard is one of the avid supporters of the campaign, donating 20p from all coffees sold throughout the week to the charity.

As well as donations, the coffee shop offers free badges and leaflets for customers to grab when buying their refreshing cup of coffee.

The coffee celebration week will continue until Sunday May 5th and you can also donate to the Project Waterfall directly on their website anytime all year round.

Written by Kalina Mileva

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