Mad Coffee Skills?
July 10, 2010 9:15 PM Subscribe
How can I learn to be a barista? Preferably for free? Or better yet, get paid to do so?
posted by Sara C. to Food & Drink (29 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm transitioning into supporting myself as a freelance writer. Because that's unrealistic at this point, and it's always good to keep your income diversified, I'd really like to pick up a gig as a barista.
All the craigslist ads I've seen for coffee shop staff here in New York have stressed that they're looking for people with at least a year of barista experience. I've stopped in at neighborhood joints, and they've asked me for a resume. Which presents sort of a problem, as I have virtually no food service experience.
Should I just suck it up and go apply at Starbucks? Take some kind of course? How do the teenagers score these kinds of jobs?