COFFEE shops from across Wales, including in Rhyl and Caernarfon, are preparing to celebrate UK Coffee Week.

For one week every year, coffee shops, restaurants, roasters and their customers come together to celebrate all things coffee while raising funds for Project Waterfall – a charity working to end the water crisis in coffee-growing communities across the world.

This year, UK Coffee Week takes place between October 18-24.

A number of venues across the region are taking part, raising money in numerous ways including donating from every coffee sold, giving their customers the opportunity to help change lives simply by ordering their usual coffee.

Welsh businesses taking part this year include Mug Run on Marsh Road, Rhyl, and Pantri on High Street, Lanberis, Caernarfon.

Tim Parry from Mug Run 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.

“This year, we will not only be donating a percentage of sales made during UK Coffee Week, but we are also running an 'introduction to coffee cupping and tasting' experience at Kitesurf Cafe in Rhyl, from which all profits will be donated, and we are creating a special blend for Groundworks as they are also supporting UK Coffee Week.”

People can also take part in the UK Coffee Week’s text-to-enter raffle.

Project Waterfall works tirelessly with delivery partners such as WaterAid to end the water crisis.

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

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 Impact of Coffee survey was an online survey of 2,235 people from across the country between 14 – 21 September 2021 conducted by Allegra Strategies.

Customers wanting to find out which coffee shops in their area are taking part can visit