Barista

Prepares and serves espresso coffee and other hot beverages to patrons in a cafe, coffee shop, restaurant or dining establishment.
Training time 3 months - 4 years
Average pay $25,188
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 12,400

What does a Barista do?

  • preparing, serving and selling cocktails, mixed drinks, bottled, canned and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and a variety of coffee beverages such as lattes, cappuccinos and other espresso-based beverages
  • cleaning and maintaining bar service areas, coffee-making areas and espresso machines
  • collecting payment for sales and operating cash registers
  • promoting services and products
  • washing glassware and arranging bottles and glasses
  • tapping kegs and attaching supply lines
  • replenishing drink dispensers, shelves and refrigerators
  • selling light snacks

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