Not just a wristband
Every wristband purchased enacts a positive impact on the lives of those in the local coffee community.
Meet the designers
Say hello to these beautiful people from the I'M NOT A BARISTA community
Are you an artist wanting to contribute your design to help us raise more fund?
Power of Connection, 2021
Inspired by one of the greatest artists of all time, Michelangelo, Power of Connection takes you on a coffee trip – from soil to cup. Power of Connection is Çubukçular’s vision come to life as she craved the opportunity to create coffee-inspired art and design. Rich in colors of flaming crimson, red wine, marigold, and vibrant coffee, Çubukçular walks you through the terrain of mountain-grown coffee beans and continues into the foliage and fruit-bearing coffee plants.
The core of the wristband illustrates two hands coming together encased in an AeroPress, symbolizing the hands of those involved in your morning cup of coffee. The AeroPress was one of Çubukçular’s first brewing equipment and has “given me power for years”. The journey ends with a perfectly brewed and smooth roast, surrounded by scattered coffee beans. With Power of Connection, barista and designer Nükhet Çubukçular, aspires to support other baristas in the coffee community because “that’s what coffee does, it brings us together”.
I’M NOT A BARISTA, 2022
Tonatiuh love, 2020
About the designer:
Delgadillo is a Mexican graphic designer and entrepreneur with a passion for specialty coffee.
About the design:
“The idea of the illustration was to look for things related to coffee. We know that coffee as a natural thing, as a plant, needs the basic elements such as sun and water. Other important elements in other cultures include wind and fire that are also essential and have their own representation in each culture”.
These are gods to Aztec culture, and Tonatiuh (pronounced Toh-nah-tee-uh and meaning something like "He who goes forth shining") was the name of the Aztec sun god, and he was the patron of all Aztec warriors, especially of the important jaguar and eagle warrior orders.
“We have the sun and the name and also how they represented the culture. This is where I went to look for inspiration for my design related to coffee: to illustrate how coffee comes to life. In the design, the coffee is in the center and it is surrounded by the Tonatiuh.”
Design Inspiration: Tonatiuh - Aztec sun god
WITH LOVE FROM RUSSIA, 2021
Just as baristas show expressions in their cups, artists show expressions through their work. The coffee scene in Russia inspires this coffee wristband. Just like Mount Elbrus, mountains with arms open wide welcome you to the growing coffee community. The birches are a mark of distinction, and the arms with tattoos convey the Russian baristas' love for their artistic tattoos as they try to change the narrative behind tattoos from prison to art form and self-expression. The wristband proudly announces “WITH LOVE FROM RUSSIA” as Timofey hopes to show the world the love that Russians have.
Timofey Logachev designed this coffee wristband as a donation to baristas worldwide, as part of the Coffee Wristbands Charity Program by I’M NOT A BARISTA.
I’M NOT A BARISTA 2022.
Check out our most frequently asked questions.
Coffee Wristbands Charity Program aims to bridge you and your local coffee community, and the international coffee people from all over the world. Coffee Wristbands is a fundraising program that brings coffee artists together for collaborations on projects that give back to the coffee community.
- The I’M NOT A BARISTA team supports collaborations with coffee people around the world by translating needs as we showcase their ideas, recipes, and designs
- We collaborate with coffee shops that share the same values as we do: to give back to the coffee community
- Together, we make direct donations gained from the coffee wristbands to baristas in need
- A coffee person receives your help through a purchase made either from us or our partners which greatly supports the local and global coffee community
The profit obtained from the coffee wristbands purchased directly from I’MNAB, will go to the #tipabarista campaign donating individually to the coffee people through an international wire transfer. But all our charity partners are required to donate a minimum of 50% of the coffee wristband profit to their local coffee community, which means the profit will be used to help the coffee people in our charity partner’s city or country. We believe this is the best way to create a movement of Doing Good to help our local coffee community, and we hope we can inspire other businesses to do the same.
To keep this program as transparent as possible, we build a special page where you can track what we do with the funds raised from the coffee wristbands.
You can track I'M NOT A BARISTA's charity progress here https://notabarista.org/tipabarista-donation-tracking/. We will publish the charity status and progress later, stay tuned.
If the wristband is purchased directly through I’M NOT A BARISTA, 100% of the profit goes to a barista in need, helping the coffee community. If the wristband is purchased through one of our partners, a minimum of 50% of your money goes to local baristas in need.
Interested in joining us? Access the application form available on our website, answer a few simple questions and choose the wristband package you are more interested in. Then send the application form, and become our charity partner today!
We hope to share the coffee wristbands with all coffee lovers from the world. However, international shipping can be inefficient and expensive because of the global pandemic, we are working hard to find a solution to deliver our wristbands to your door. If you try to order from our web store and find no shipping option when you check out, please let us know.
Unfortunately, we do not offer any refund or return service. The Coffee Wristbands is a charity program, which means all profits will go to help someone in need. Return or refund will make it difficult for us to continue doing good. Thank you for understanding.