This is the latest in a string of grants for coffee startups coordinated by Getchusomegear, the grassroots organization founded by Chris McAuley that has routinely helped get used coffee equipment to business owners of marginalized identities.
The campaign with Southern California-based Brewista will involve the distribution of at least 25 coffee gear bundles — including things like pourover equipment and cupping tools — to United States business owners (including Puerto Rico).
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The deadline to apply for the program, called Getchu a Gear Grant, is Monday, Oct. 11, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. To qualify for the bundles, businesses must be less than two years old, and applicants are asked to upload a 90-second video explaining their decision to apply. The 13-question application can be found here.
Getchusomegear first became involved in grant administration last Fall through a collaboration with Seattle Coffee Gear that involved $5,000 grants for startup businesses. That was soon followed by other cash grant collaborations with organizations including Oatly, Royal Coffee and Good Food Awards.