What does a Barista do?
Baristas are responsible for making quality beverages, generally speciality hot drinks, preparing food orders, working the cash register, and cleaning and stocking the store. Baristas must do all of these tasks quickly and efficiently while also making sure to form good customer relationships.
Baristas typically need a high school diploma or equivalent. Additionally, baristas need to have strong English skills and must thrive in an environment that requires multi-tasking. The best baristas are dedicated to providing a high quality customer experience.
Average Base Pay
“They worked great with my changing schedule evert semester and had great benefits for only being part time.”
“If you're thick skinned and love people than you'll have a great time.”
“$19 hourly but really your starting pay is minimum wage and the rest are tips.”
“Great benefits and enjoyed the free bag of coffee each week and discount on merchandise.”
“Working at starbucks provided great training and really help you feel comfortable at the job!”
“I enjoyed the job and most of the people I worked with were really nice.”
“The only upside is my co workers are fun and I've made a lot of friends here.”
“My starting pay was 10.50 and I didnt get tips until after done training which was hard financially.”
Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a barista
When working as a barista, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Excellent Customer Service, Well Organized, Excellent Communication, IN Spanish and Positive Attitude.
- Food Service Manager
- Food And Beverage Manager
The most common qualifications to become a barista is a minimum of a GED / High School Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.