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The Coffee Wristbands Program is still yielding results.

By 18th October 2022May 16th, 2023No Comments7 min read

About a month ago, we caught up with Tanty Hartono and Rivo Trie Septiadiguna, who, by that time had started making use of the donations made from the purchase of Coffee Wristbands. After Tanty met up with Rivo, they decided that the money would be used to obtain essential tools for the cherry pickers and 5kg of rice for each of the 20 people in Rivo’s area.

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coffee wristbands Indonesia

We received an update from Rivo as the coffee pickers purchased for the farmers have arrived to make cherry-picking easier and faster. This is in addition to the advice and assistance they previously provided to these farmers.


Tanty and Rivo’s gestures show that the Coffee Wristbands Program is benefiting the lives of people we may not know, but we drink coffee from beans picked by them. This is a transparent program as all contributors and partners can see the fruit of their support, not just mere talk.


This project aims to provide real help for coffee people in need. Real caring is giving without asking for anything in return – the main aim of I’M NOT A BARISTA.

Did you notice our wristbands at MICE in Melbourne? We had a handful of wristbands at the event with AREMDE and the barista league, but we only received 10% in payments. We want to continue improving the livelihood of coffee people from all over the world and we cannot do this without your help and support.


If you are interested in the new limited design, we still have a few left. You can order them on our website or that of our partners. The world may be crazy, but we won’t change our beliefs or stop what we do. Our mission to help coffee people in need has not changed and will not change, even if we have very little to offer.

Wristbands Charity Partners


Check out our most frequently asked questions.

What is the Coffee Wristbands Charity Program?

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.

How does the charity program works?

1. The I’M NOT A BARISTA team supports collaborations with coffee professionals worldwide. We showcase their ideas, recipes, and designs, and translate their needs into action.
2. We collaborate with coffee shops that share our values of giving back to the coffee community.
3. Together, we make direct donations to baristas in need using the proceeds from the coffee wristbands.
4. You can help a coffee professional by purchasing a coffee wristband from us or our partners. This greatly supports the local and global coffee community.

When you purchase a coffee wristband directly from I’M NOT A BARISTA, the profits will go to the #tipabarista campaign, which donates directly to coffee professionals through international wire transfer. However, all our charity partners are required to donate a minimum of 50% of the coffee wristband profit to their local coffee community. This means that the profit will be used to help coffee professionals in our charity partner’s city or country. We believe this is the best way to create a movement of Doing Good and help our local coffee community, and we hope to inspire other businesses to do the same.

Can I trust I'M NOT A BARISTA?

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 We will publish the charity status and progress later, stay tuned.

Where does the money go when I donate to your organization?

Purchasing the wristband directly from I’M NOT A BARISTA helps the coffee community by donating 100% of the profit to a barista in need. If the wristband is purchased through one of our partners, at least 50% of the funds go to local baristas in need.

How can I partner with the organization?

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!

Is it available in my country?

We’re excited to get our coffee wristbands out to coffee lovers all over the world. Unfortunately, international shipping can be a bit tricky during these times of global pandemic. We’re doing our best to find a solution to get our wristbands delivered to your doorstep. If you don’t see a shipping option during checkout on our web store, please don’t hesitate to let us know!

Can I give my support if there are no charity partners in my country?

Absolutely! You can conveniently purchase the coffee wristbands directly from our website with the assurance that your contribution will go towards supporting baristas in need and the coffee community.

How can I make a donation to your organization?

If you like what we do here at I’M NOT A BARISTA, there are a few ways you can contribute.

  1. Make a direct donation here
  2. Make a purchase on our webshop here
  3. Become a partner and let’s do good together here

What is your organization’s mission?

To celebrate the coffee community by empowering baristas to reach their fullest potential. Read more about us here.


What is your return policy for opened wristbands?

Hello! We’re sorry to inform you that we cannot process refunds or returns for The Coffee Wristbands. We hope you understand that the program is for a good cause, and all profits go towards supporting those in need. We greatly appreciate your support and generosity in helping us make a positive impact in the world. Thank you for your understanding.

Oluwatobifunmi Olaniran

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