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The I'M NOT A BARISTA Foundation aims to help baristas in need, and reward baristas with great contributions to the coffee world, but we want to do more than thank you for your hard work with words or actions.

Everything we've done, from creating an online story-sharing platform, selling T-shirts, and kickstarting the Brewing Guide, is to raise money to fund the I'M NOT A BARISTA Foundation. This is a resource for you and your fellow baristas worldwide. Donations from our community's coffee lovers will be shared among multiple $100 donations to baristas like yourself, all you have to do is fill up this survey and tell us your coffee story.
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It's recommended to have some idea of how you will answer these questions as the application cannot be saved and revisited later. We wish you all the best in your current situation and if there's anything else I'M NOT A BARISTA can do to help out, connect with us here.
I’M NOT A BARISTA will be following appropriate procedures in handling and processing personal data from all those who apply for the donation.

As an organisation, we will be complying with the regulation that addresses how data should be handled by organisations and charities in the EU: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law, which was implemented in 2018.

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The principles of GDPR are:

  • Lawfulness, Fairness, and Transparency – All personal data will be collected fairly and lawfully through a fill-in-form on our website.

  • Purpose Limitation – Personal data will be used merely for donation purposes, as per “1 barista, 1 week, 1 donation” rules.

  • Integrity and Confidentiality – Any personal data collected will not be shared with anyone outside the organisation.

  • Data Minimisation – I’M NOT A BARISTA aims to collect as little data as possible, retaining only what is strictly necessary for the final selection of our donation candidates. All data collected and stored will be adequate, relevant, and limited to our “1 barista, 1 week, 1 donation” campaign purpose.

  • Storage Limitation – I’M NOT A BARISTA will not store the personal data of individuals longer than is necessary. Periodic reviews will be undertaken to identify and delete data that’s redundant.

  • Data Accuracy – We will take every step necessary to ensure that the personal data of applicants is accurate, and won’t hesitate to delete or rectify it if inaccurate.

Whether a collaboration with a third party is established for fundraising purposes, the public has the right to assume that any sensitive data to be provided by the donations’ possible recipients is held only by I’M NOT A BARISTA and not by the third party.

In the process of collection of data, I’M NOT A BARISTA does not discriminate against gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and race.

Please leave your personal account here

If you are currently unemployed, please put unemployed

If you are currently unemployed, please put unemployed

Insert 0 if you have no income

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There are two kinds of reasons we make donations to:

  1. You have positive contribution to your local community, for example, you are an awesome barista who is always helpful, friendly to your customers; you help your colleagues and/or customers to master their brewing skills and/or improve their coffee knowledge.

  2. You are a barista living a country where barista salary is low, and you need some financial help to save for your education, cover living expenses, etc.

You should upload a scan of the page containing your personal details of your passport, normally it is the first page with your photo, nationality and signature.

All donations come from the profit of the brewing guide and merchandise. There is no governmental or business donation involved. We have been working tirelessly to reach this step, which is why we carefully check all applications to make sure we tip the right barista and the ones in need.
Don't worry, you still can share your coffee story and get featured at I'M NOT A BARISTA here.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at