Uk Coffee Week!

I’ve always thought that Britain is a beautiful country, with a lot of monuments, art, wonderful landscapes and a lot more.

But I’ve never desired more to live in the UK than today.

We (well they, english people) are in the middle of the National Coffe Week that starts the 11th and finishes the 17th of April.


And I LOVE coffee, in the morning, after lunch, in the evening.. I love the feeling when the caffeine kicks in and all the energy that it brings me. I feel like I can’t be fully productive and operative if I haven’t had a cup of coffee first.

If you didn’t know about this don’t worry, I didn’t either but then my friends at House Of Fraser contacted me to tell me more about it and it much more important and meaningful than I expected.

HOF Coffee Stats_OUTREACH-v3

First of all they informed me that for this occasion they conducted an interview which will tell you what kind of person you are based on what type od coffee you drink.

They then created this cute informative poster with all the data they gathered – click on it to see all the details!

There are so many new types of coffee and every day someone comes up with a new combination.
6 new stereotypes are born and I want to know which one you feel closer to you:

  • Businesswomen & Businessmen
  • Coffee Addict
  • The Hipster
  • Yoga Bunnies
  • The Gossip
  • The Pre-Drinker

For example I’m  mix between a “coffee addict”, the “business woman” and the “hipster”, but it really depends on the day and my mood.
If I stay at home I’ll prepare myself an Americano with an extra espresso shot, but if I go out in the morning and have breakfast with my friends, I order a nice Cappuccino.

Other than this cute interview, this UK Coffee Week was established as a “fundraising initiative to give back to the communities which grow our coffee”.

The Website of the initiative states:

“UK Coffee Week is a nationwide fundraising initiative where coffee operators, trade professionals and their customers join together to celebrate the vibrancy of British coffee culture while raising valuable funds for the communities which grow our coffee.

All funds raised during this week go directly to Project Waterfall, an initiative established to bring clean water and sanitation to coffee growing communities around the world.


Since 2011, we have raised an over £325,000 for this incredible cause, changing over 14,000 lives in Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia.”

These are in fact the countries that we are supporting and sending love to this week.
These are the countries that cultivate the coffee we drink everyday.

This initiative it’s not only important because it’s raising money for less fortunate people than us, but also because it’s bringing them something that we mistakenly take for granted: fresh, clean water.

These countries don’t have a lot of access to this precious good and it’s really important to stop for a minute and think how lucky we are and to learn not to waste water in your daily life.

To learn more about this organization head over to UK Coffee Week, where you can find more information and donate to the cause (do it!).

Remember that by donating you’ll help a lot of families, children and people have clean water, and even if that seems a simple an small thing, it actually have big consequences: it allows communities to have a better sanitation and a better life.

Now back to the coffee itself: as a classic Italian I don’t use any coffee machines but only my moca.
It’s very easy and maybe not as fast as an automatic machine but I really think that the flavor is more authentic and pure.


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But I’ve always been tempted to buy one – let’s be real: they’re fast, simple and durable – so when House of Fraser contacted me I was more than happy to see which machines they sell and I decided to show you the top two ones.

  1. Magimix Pixie Aluminium Nespresso Coffee Maker


This machine is little, practical, simple and pretty.
Nespresso is a great brand and a synonym of excellent quality.

2. Delonghi Nespresso Lattissima Pro

                          Delonghi Nespresso Lattissima Pro EN750

This machine is a little more elaborated and it allows you to get a tasty cappuccino or latte macchiato.

These are the two machine that I recommend you buying if you’re looking for a good one, I know they may seem a bit expensive but it’s totally worth it: you’ll have unlimited coffee (what a dream, right?) and they will last you a long time, giving you always a nice hot cup of coffee.

So, if you didn’t already know about my love for coffee by my creative journal, you surely know now.

And what about you? Are you a coffee lover as well? What stereotype reflects you?

Don’t forget to check out UK Coffee Week and their initiative, donate and get involved in this amazing week.


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