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A Barista knows all things Coffee. You will serve customers a wide range of hot beverages whilst ensuring the area is clear and there’s a good atmosphere.

Job Summary

  • Advising customers about the beverages in the coffee shop
  • Taking customers’ orders
  • Preparing their order with the correct ingredients
  • Checking the coffee machines regularly throughout the day
  • Keeping the machine and work area clean
  • Stock replenishment
  • Clear tables
  • Keeping shop tidy and displays presentable

Skills required

  • Customer service
  • Preparation skills
  • Work well under pressure
  • Ability to work in a busy environment
  • Enjoy working with people
  • Previous experience an advantage

Qualifications and Training

You don’t need any particular qualifications or training to begin your career as a Barista. However, if you tend to progress further you may want to consider various food preparation and food hygiene certificate and qualifications.

Salary Expectations

A Barista can expect to start earning between £10,050 and £13,500 a year, with experience this could raise to £15,000

Salary rates vary depending upon your experience, as well as the company. These figures are only intended as a guide.*

The bonus bits…

Most companies will supply you with your own uniform.

*Figures supplied by the National Careers Service November 2013