Baristas prepare and serve espresso coffee and other hot beverages to patrons in restaurants, cafes, coffee shops and dining establishments.
Duties & Tasks
Baristas may perform the following tasks:prepare and serve a variety of coffees such as lattes, cappuccinos and other espresso-based beverages
clean and maintain coffee-making areas and espresso machines
select and grind coffee beans
collect payment, operate cash registers and give change
assist in stock control
maintain workplace hygiene, and follow occupational health and safety procedures.
Baristas work in venues that are often busy and noisy. They usually work shifts, including early mornings, weekends, evenings and public holidays. Uniforms may be supplied by employers. To serve alcohol you must be at least 18 years of age.
good interpersonal and communication skills
able to work quickly and efficiently
enjoy working with people
good personal presentation
confidence in handling money
able to stand for long periods.