Rainbow Cupping Spoon (Single)


The Rainbow Spoon Project

Iโ€™ve always had a fraught relationship with cupping. (Being corrected on tasting notes, embarrassed, not knowing what bergamot tastes like.)

So I wanted rainbow cupping spoons, to disarm something that scared me. It reminds me that I can be myself - femme, queer, biracial, sensitive - and also do my job and taste coffee. All those things are possible at once!

In Feb of 2018, I started the Rainbow Spoon project. I mailed out a rainbow spoon, for free, to anyone who asked. To rad, amazing women, femmes & nb folks, and our allies.

After sending out 75 spoons, I unfortunately am no longer able to provide them for free! (As the spoons were paid for out of pocket). So I'm offering them here at cost - meaning I only make back the amount spent on materials, labor & Etsy fees, with no profit.

You can choose to pay exactly the at-cost amount, or you can choose to donate $1-$5 dollars that will go toward expenses for the project. Donations are 100% optional, and I completely understand if the at-cost price is the most accessible for you.

I respectfully ask that at-cost purchases please be limited to 3 spoons. But if you have a special circumstance, please DM me, and I will be happy to accommodate you!

Thank you for sharing this journey with me. I think weโ€™re all in this together, cupping the rainbow.

Photo credits: Audrey Anjolea (@audlange), Will Frith (@electricfrith), Laura Hamblin (@distractedlaura), Corazon Padilla (@c0razy), Kendra Sledzinski (@sproparty), Coffee People (@coffeepeoplezine), Sarah Weaver (@sarahsiroky), Michelle Johnson (@meeshalrj)

Spoons are priced on a sliding scale. Just choose the price that is comfortable for you. My goal is to make each item as accessible as possible, to folks from all different parts of the coffee industry. It works because the community truly observes the honor system: those who are able to pay more make it possible for others with less resources to pay less.

Every order is hand-packed with care by me, Umeko, in my bedroom in West Oakland. I usually spend Sundays packing orders, and ship out on Mondays.

Profits from most sales go toward my labor for packing, shipping, admin, design, and writing (check my coffee blog!) - *except* for products labeled Solidarity.

For these items, 100% of profits go to the nonprofit organization named in the product description. All Solidarity items are marked with a ๐Ÿ’ž.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to message me!

follow me on Insta if u want: @umeshiso_

(That's where I share new stuff for the shop ๐Ÿ˜Š)

For nerdy posts about coffee, check out the blog: https://umeshiso.com/blog

Thank you!

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-2 weeks

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 4 - 7 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 1 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

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