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Baristas prepare and serve espresso coffee and other hot beverages to patrons in cafes, coffee shops, restaurants or dining establishments.


  • prepares, serves and sells a variety of coffee beverages such as lattes, cappuccinos and other espresso-based beverages
  • cleans and maintains bar service area, coffee-making area and espresso machine
  • collects payment for sales and operates cash registers
  • promotes services and products
  • sells light snacks
  • selects and grinds coffee.

To become a Barista

Skills employers are looking for

  • Customer Service

  • Communication Skills

  • Teamwork / Collaboration

  • Multi-Tasking

  • Cash Handling

  • Grinder Operation

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