i wanna be a barista, lalala.
September 30, 2011 1:53 PM Subscribe
I love coffee. I may apply for a part-time job at a cafe. Have you ever been a barista? Did you enjoy it?
posted by ddaavviidd to work & money (27 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Before I commit to the job, I'd like to know what's the daily routine of a barista; in other words, tell me what you wished you knew before you started your barista job. About me: I love coffee (making it, drinking it, perfecting my techniques, talking about it--although I am not an expert and am definitely not snobbish about it). I am a grad student who would like the extra money but I'd do it primarily to learn, practice and get involved part-time (maybe between 10-20 hours per week).
About the place: I go (2-5 times a week) to this cafe/roaster located in a small city with both local clients and lots of tourists. I like the ambiance, the people, and they know me. They do make fairly good espressos, allongés and lattés and genuinely seem to care about it. They advertise the job as a starting position that may lead to table service (I have no interest in that) but I've seen people doing only barista work for a long time. So all in all, is there anything (positive or negative) I should keep in mind if I decide to apply?