Like it or not, we’ve become a nation of coffee drinkers - and to prove it, today marks the start of UK coffee week.
The celebration will run from 10-16 April and has been backed by some of the UK’s biggest coffee chains. Thousands of coffee shops will take part, raising money bring clean water and sanitation to coffee growing communities worldwide.
Here are some events going on this week
Latte Art Throwdown
On Wednesday sponsors Arla Organic Farm Milk will be hosting a Latte Art Throwdown at The Gentleman’s Barista in London Bridge. Baristas will compete to show off their best and most innovative latte art skills.
London Coffee Night - 12 April
Kaffeine: Hands on Latte Art class
7pm - 9.15pm
15 Eastcastle St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3AY
Cover the basics of espresso, milk production, temperature, microfoam, pouring and artwork. Tickets: £50 - all proceeds will be donated to Project Waterfall.
To reserve a spot call Kaffeine on 0203 730 5878 and mention London Coffee Night. Simple.
Caldesi Cookery School: Kimbo cooking with coffee
6pm - 10pm
118 Marylebone Lane, W1U 2QF London, United Kingdom
Enjoy an evening of cooking with coffee, in collaboration with La Cucina Caldesi Cookery School in Marylebone. You’ll prepare and eat a three-course meal using coffee as a key ingredient.
Tickets: £80. All profits will be donated to Project Waterfall. Find out more here.
Leon Shaftesbury Avenue: Coffee and Music Night
5.30pm - 7.30pm
LEON, 62 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6LT
LEON Shaftesbury Avenue serves “Naturally Fast Food”, but adding a West End twist, Leon will be celebrating UK Coffee Night by singing anything from “It’s Too Latte” to “Starlight Espresso”.
“UK Coffee Week is about celebrating the UK coffee industry....but it’s also about recognising and supporting the provenance of our caffeine fix” says UK Coffee Week founder Jeffrey Young.