Tipping a barista is common practice in many countries, in others, it isn’t. There are baristas that are paid a fair wage. However, that is not always the case, and in most (or some) places, they rely heavily on tips as a main income. In that case, a tip becomes much more than just a small amount of money.
At the end of the day, it’s what allows any barista to continue working on their passion and what allows us to keep having them preparing our cups with dedication. For millions of coffee drinkers, baristas are the only way to know the coffee world. To raise awareness of various challenges we face in the coffee industry, we must first help baristas in need. At I’M NOT A BARISTA, we know and recognise their worth as humans behind their job. Baristas deserve more, and we aim to raise as much as we can for them and the people behind the cup.