COFFEE shops across Wales will be marking UK Coffee week by raising funds for Project Waterfall - a charity that aims to stop the water crisis in coffee-growing countries.

UK Coffee Week begins this Monday, October 18 and ends on Sunday, October 24.

Since 2011, UK Coffee Week has raised more than £800,000 for Project Waterfall, and helped fund 13 projects in Ethiopia, Kenya, Nicaragua, Tanzania and Uganda.

UK Coffee Week founder Jeffrey Young said: "UK Coffee Week is about celebrating our nation’s coffee industry as well as supporting our coffee-growing communities. 

"Taking part is also a great way for businesses to attract new customers and drive demand.

"You will be joining with the entire industry to fundraise and change the lives of communities in need.” 

The Welsh businesses taking part in UK Coffee Week this year are:

  • Two Dogs Coffee Roasting Company Ltd, New Chapel Street, Treorchy
  • Flynn’s coffee, Mulberry Avenue, Swansea
  • Shed Head Coffi, Gower Heritage Centre, Swansea
  • Caffi’r Atom, King Street, Carmarthen
  • Pantri Llanberis, High Street, Caernarfon
  • Mug Run, Marsh Road, Rhyl

The participating stores will be raising money in numerous ways including donating an amount to Project Waterfall from every coffee sold.

Tim Parry from Mug Run, Rhyl said: "We support UK Coffee Week and Project Waterfall every year because water is essential to the growers, without good water we wouldn't have good coffee or be able to do what we do.

"It is important that we contribute to something we and so many others benefit from.

Individuals can also take part in UK Coffee week by sending a text from October 18 saying BEANS21 to 70331.

Participants will be entered into a raffle for the chance to win prizes including a year of coffee beans, coffee machines, coffee subscriptions, vouchers and other coffee treats.


A recent survey from Allegra Strategies showed that 70 per cent of people surveyed in the UK drink at least two cups of coffee or more per day and 21 per cent drinking a  four or more cups a day.

Those surveyed also said that visiting coffee shops was the second most missed social outing behind visiting friends and family during the Covid-19 lockdown.

In total, 2,235 people from across the country took part in the survey.