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Drink Coffee. Save Lives. Dualit Celebrates UK Coffee Week!

Dualit is a proud Friend and supporter of UK Coffee Week, the week-long celebration of coffee and fundraising campaign for Project Waterfall, a charity working to end the water crisis in coffee-growing communities. This year UK Coffee Week takes place between 18th - 24th October 2021.
Working to bring clean water to coffee-growing communities

Do you know that 785 million people around the world still don't have access to clean water? The majority live in isolated, rural areas - and many live in places where our coffee is grown.

We think it's wrong that while we enjoy the purest filtered water in our coffee, the communities at the end of its supply chain face a water crisis.

This is why Dualit is proud to support UK Coffee Week, a nationwide campaign that raises money for Project Waterfall - a charity working to end the water crisis in our lifetime.

What is UK Coffee Week?

For one spectacular week every year, the coffee industry and coffee lovers come together to raise money for Project Waterfall by, amongst other things, donating money from every coffee sold, running raffles and holding fun events.

This year UK Coffee Week will take place between October 18 and 24 2021. Thousands of coffee shops, chains, brands and businesses will register to take part, all so coffee lovers across the UK can raise money on their commute, at work, and with their daily cup of coffee.

Since 2011, UK Coffee Week has raised over £800,000 for Project Waterfall and helped fund 13 projects in Ethiopia, Kenya, Nicaragua, Tanzania and Uganda, changing more than 45,000 lives.

What does Project Waterfall do?

Project Waterfall brings clean water, sanitation and education to coffee-growing communities across the world.

The global pandemic has brought the importance of clean water to the top of the agenda. In many areas there is no access for water to wash with, let alone to drink.

But regardless of where a community is, or how big it is, Project Waterfall's aim is to implement tangible and sustainable solutions that create access to water and improve the quality of it.

Every single penny raised during this year's UK Coffee Week will go to Project Waterfall's ongoing work in the rural Jabi Tehnan district of Ethiopia.

Whether you serve, sell, sip or just love coffee, you can take part in UK Coffee Week. To learn more, head to their website where you can read stories about Project Waterfall's latest work.
Photo credit: WaterAid/ Frehiwot Gebrewold
Picture 1: Meseret, 8, fetiching water from Enqurqur spring, Woynima clinic village, Jabi Tehnan District.
Picture 2: Bosena, 9, handing snacks to her siblings and mother Bernesh while they gather to have coffee, Fenket village, Mankusa Abdogoma Kebele, Jabi Tehnan District, West Gojjam Zone, Amhara, Ethiopia.
Picture 3: Bernesh's daughter, Gojjam, 16, pouring coffee into cups, Fenket village, Mankusa Abdogoma Kebele, Jabi Tehnan District, West Gojjam Zone, Amhara, Ethiopia.
Picture 4: Kibeb's youngest son Hulugeta, 2, Woyinima Workima village, Jabi Tehnan District, West Gojjam Zone, Amhara, Ethiopia.