Coffee Connects The World

Humanity runs on coffee, let’s celebrate the global coffee community by empower baristas to reach their fullest potential, bring faith and voices to baristas.

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Your story matters

Baristas are often undervalued

No matter what coffee movement we’re in, baristas are always that last artisan and QC inspector to ensure the best taste of the coffee.

Coffee connects us all

You’re aware of the coffee crisis caused by climate change and farmer’s low income, you also know that we can’t solve this problem alone. We should collaborate with millions of coffee lovers, so share your knowledge and positive energy for the love of coffee.

Sharing is Caring

Millions of people drink coffee every day, but how many of us really know about coffee? Uncle Sam loves coffee with cream and sugar, and he never read Barista Magazine, but he definitely likes to read your story and share it with pride. You don’t have to be a champion to make an impact, be you, share your story, and let it spread with love within your network.

Donate to help

If you want to help us empower more people behind the cup, you can make a small donation to I’M NOT A BARISTA foundation through paypal. We will allocate the money carefully to help baristas in need.

Guidance

How do we write your stories?

Once you have sent in all the information and answered all the questions we will send all the information to our talented team of writers, we have both volunteers and interns writing and working hard to make your story special and stand out! 

We will then pick out the main themes throughout your virtual interview and pick the main angle. Things such as challenges, revelations or journeys towards coffee work well as they allow us to write a more interesting piece. 

Information about yourself will help us to set the background and set the story. It will also allow readers a deeper insight into your coffee journey. 

Don’t be afraid to share funny stories, challenges you’ve overcome and some of your greatest successes. These are all part of your coffee journey and what make it so amazing!

How to write a good story?

To ensure we write a story that reflects you, we ask that you please provide as much information as possible. If there is anything you would like to focus on, let us know. Our goal is to give you a platform and share your story with the world. Let us help you! 

When answering the following questions please aim to write at least 100 words per question.

Tips

Inform

Remember the readers don’t know you. Let them get to know you by telling them as much as you can. Set a background and a narrative for your story. What do you want people to come away with?

Amplify

We know, this is your story, but why not take this opportunity to amplify and celebrate others in the coffee community. Talk about the good things, people or experiences you’ve had with the coffee community.

Reflect

Look back on your coffee journey…where did it start? What have you experienced through coffee? Highlight your challenges, but don’t forget to share the positive stories too! 

Be inspiring

This brings us to our last point, inspire others. Motivate others to help and get involved in the community, sharing is caring, and who knows, an amazing barista might feel inspired after reading your story to follow their dreams!

Let’s get started

If you can’t see the form below, please download PDF here and send to us via email [email protected]

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To help us process and feature your story faster, make sure you answer each question carefully and provide as much information as possible. 

Please understand that we are an organization based on volunteers and interns. We always prioritize stories with adequate information and honesty.

Please be honest with your answer.

Please update at least 5 high-quality photos that match your story.

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Thank you for your support. Humanity runs on coffee. We need your help with our latest coffee project.  1. Check the brewing guide card deck project here https://notabarista.org/brewingguide/ You can share your favorite recipes with us, and support this community project later on Kickstarter. Sign up here as a supporter and receive the latest project updates.https://www.subscribepage.com/brewing_guide   If you have any questions, please contact us [email protected] Thank you very much.