Thank you, partners.
Thank you to all our charity partners! Our achievements together have been made possible thanks to the many partners we have worked with since 2022. Together, we have helped your local coffee community through small donations and support, and most importantly, we have given them hope. As we look forward to working with you in the long term, we would like to thank everyone who has been part of this journey so far.
Frequently asked questions
- What determines the wristband price?
Many factors affect the final price.
Market price = $0.8USD (cost per wristband) + $1USD (Donation) + Various cost + Your profit
The maximum price should not be higher than a cup of coffee in your coffee shop. We recommend that you set the price between $3 – 4 USD.
Who are the ideal donees?
Always remember that our goal is to help coffee people in need.
The donees must be:
- Coffee people
From cherry prickers to baristas, who work in the coffee industry.
- In need
They have REAL need for help
We don’t have strict rules because we want our partners to make the correct decisions, and we trust you. However, to make the evaluation process easier for you, we have some examples.
“I need a new hand grinder, and I think C40 is a good choice, and I really want one. Can you help me?”
No. We don’t provide financial support for purchasing purposes.
“I am working 6 days a week and 10 hours a day, but my salary is very low. Recently, I spent all my savings to help my parents… Can you help me?”
Yes. Maybe a few hundred dollars won’t make a significant change, but we are willing to help.
“I am competing in another city in three months as an independent barista. Unfortunately, my boss is not able to support me. I need some help with train tickets and hotels. Can you help me?”
Yes. We are willing to help cover some expenses.
“I am a cherry picker, I work seasonally on the coffee farm and the rest of the year I have to work in other jobs, but this year I don’t have anything, and I need to feed my family. Can you help me?”
“There is a big coffee event in another city, I really want to travel there and see the events, but I am short on money. Can you help?”
We want to, but we believe other people need the money more than you, so sorry.
There are many situations that we cannot list here. We hope you get a general idea, we want to help the people who really need it. If you can not make the decision, please DM us on the Instagram group chat, or email us at email@example.com.
I reached my funding goal, but I don't know whom to help.
This could happen; sometimes, we don’t know the coffee people around us that well, and someone may not feel comfortable sharing their lives with us. If this is the case, you can always transfer the money back to us; we will use our funds together with ours to help someone in need.
I am too busy to continue supporting the project, what to do?
Doing good is never an easy job, and we understand your struggle. Running a business is a challenging task, and helping us raise funds means you have to work extra to do good. If you cannot continue this partnership, please DM us on Instagram or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do we set the charity wristband price of our partner?
Creating a wristband from scratch isn’t easy; there are many people and tasks involved. However, our goal is to make sure our charity partners can start doing good with ease; that is why we set the price of each wristband as low as we can so that you can become a charity partner without financial concern.
- A project manager
- A wristband designer
- A sticker designer
- Shipping partner
- Warehousing partner
- Opp bag (packaging)
- Shipping bag
- Design wristband
- Design sticker
- All kinds of communication, emails, DM on IG,
- Communication with designers, suppliers of wristband printing companies, sticker printing companies, logistic partners, etc.
- Invoice and bookkeeping
- Project management
- Charity partner management (Arrange meetings, prepare documents, communicate)
- Quality control and examination
In short, designing a wristband requires much more work than we could imagine. Micky, or anyone from I’M NOT A BARISTA, does not take any profit from creating and selling wristbands; neither do our designers, interns, or volunteers do. This is the main reason we can keep the cost so low.
If you have any questions regarding the cost and how we calculate the price, email us at email@example.com.
Can we create new wristbands?
Yes, you can.
If you want to create a wristband that represents your country and culture, you are welcome to find a local designer for designing this special wristband. However, he/she must be a coffee lover, just like us.
What is the process?
You can invite anyone you know and trust to design the wristband; however, we do not guarantee that all designs will be accepted. If you have someone in mind, invite them on board and become our wristband designers. When the design proposal is accepted, we will start preparing the rest of the work and bring the wristband to life.
You can find the design guidance here
I need some photos and videos, where can I find them?
As a partner, you are always welcome to create promotional content yourself, take pictures, and make videos and share with the rest of the partners.
If you need photos or videos done by I’M NOT A BARISTA, use the link below to access to our media kit.
Say hello to these beautiful people from the I'M NOT A BARISTA community
Do you want to design to make an impact?
B Coffee Project was born from the passion of two like-minded coffee fanatics to spread their love for specialty coffee. Colombia is a breathtaking land of charm, orchids, and extraordinary coffee. The Colombian mountains are alive with millions of hearts vibrating with the country’s rich culture and biodiversity rhythm. The colors, flavors, and unique experiences here are unrivaled, and the brown gold that is coffee is their greatest wealth. The people of Colombia are immensely proud of their coffee growers and the entire supply chain, who work tirelessly to produce specialty coffee that is second to none.
Coffeestylers was co-founded by illustrator Duvas (@freelooh), a professional publicist and barista by vocation. His art has always focused on the vision of specialty coffee and the richness of Colombian culture. He has collaborated with over 50 specialty coffee companies, delivering the art of good coffee to various parts of the world. Coffeestylers was conceived to integrate creative work into specialty coffee. Even their creative studio is housed within a coffee spot in Bogota, the capital of Colombia, where they offer branding, illustration, and packaging services for different coffee projects internationally.
B Coffee Project and Coffeestylers have united to create this beautiful wristband design that showcases Colombia's unique features, from transporting coffee to the breathtaking mountains, stunning wax palms, vibrant flowers, and diverse coffee brewing methods. Their official mascot, Brew, will join you on your coffee adventures, making it all the more special!
As coffee has become a global phenomenon, it has been incorporated into various cultural practices and customs. Whether you’re looking for a morning pick-me-up or a relaxing afternoon treat, coffee makes you invigorated and content. Similarly, blue and white porcelain has been exported across the globe, where it is appreciated for its beauty and artistry. The pairing of blue and white porcelain and coffee makes for a beautiful and harmonious combination, representing a fusion of different cultures and traditions.
Apart from running the coffee shop, the couple offers their expertise as Coffee Consultants, helping others set up coffee shops and providing guidance on developing menus and design work. Their passion for coffee and attention to detail have helped many aspiring coffee shop owners bring their visions to life.
Coffee isn’t the only passion that drives Deepika. In fact, before getting into coffee, she was a lawyer by profession. She found that art was an outlet for her to relieve stress, and during the pandemic, she took up digital art again and started posting her creativity on social media.
“Through art, I discovered ways to make coffee more approachable, especially to those new to the specialty coffee scene. In the initial year and a half of my coffee journey, I realized that not everyone understood the concept of specialty coffee. As such, I would try to explain it in a nonjudgmental sort of way, and it was often well received. And now, I try to do the same through my art, to create relatable and informative coffee-related content for everyone to enjoy.”
The mountains and Garuda feathers together illustrate the philosophy of “Sabang sampai Merauke,” which reminds us that despite our diverse traditions, we are all connected and together as one, and the dripper being the most popular homebrewing tool in Indonesia.
“I met many homebrewers from different cities and cultures, but somehow we’ve always hit it off, and now we’re connected by coffee. I hope my designs will connect all coffee lovers worldwide in support of this charity program. You will be surprised how much you can learn about a person over coffee.”
The fresh illustration showcases Shelton’s hand-lettering skills. It embodies the joy of homebrewing by featuring a simple yet powerful slogan, “THIS IS WHY WE BREW,” inspired by his passion for coffee and love for basketball. This wristband captures the spirit of this fundraising program and the connection we all share through coffee. Thank you for your support!
“Tonatiuh, pronounced Toh-nah-teeuh, which means something along the lines of he who goes forth shining, was the name of the Aztec sun god. He was the patron deity of all Aztec warriors, especially of the important jaguar and eagle warrior orders.” As such, Delgadilo turned to old Aztec culture for inspiration on the design – to illustrate how coffee comes to life.
Power of connection is more than an artistic expression; it’s a tribute to the hands involved in every cup of coffee. Illustrated as two hands coming together, encased in an AeroPress, which symbolizes the bond that brings us together over coffee. The AeroPress was Çubukçular’s first brewing equipment and has “given me power for years.”
Through Power of Connection, Nükhet Çubukçular aims to support other baristas in the coffee community because, as she puts it, "that's what coffee does, it brings us together." So, whether you're a barista or a coffee lover, join the coffee community and support this unique project. Because with every sip, you're not just enjoying coffee; you're experiencing the power of connection.
The birches symbolize distinction in Russia, adding a touch of authenticity to the wristband. At the same time, just like Mount Elbrus, mountains with open arms welcome you to the growing community, adorned with tattoos that represent the baristas’ love for their unique ink, viewed as art and an expression of themselves rather than a negative stereotype.
Through his contribution, Timofey is showcasing his love for coffee and giving back to the global coffee community, a testament to his dedication to the cause.