How to Become a Barista
How to get into the field
We believe almost everyone loves coffee, and working as a Barista seems like living the dream: the cool ambiance, the smell of freshly ground coffee beans, the hip co-workers.
Coffee houses are more popular than ever, and the business only seems to be getting bigger. The upturn in the popularity of café-based barista jobs means that more people are trying their hand at the fine art of coffee making.
But becoming a barista is not that simple. The market needs talented people to become baristas and make the drinks people have come to enjoy. Furthermore, it’s not only about the ability to create the perfect drink for your costumer. But also the ability to do it at a high speed!
Fear not. There is a path for you! Here are a few tips and tricks that will help you become a barista:
- A passion for coffee
- Good people skills
- Be creative and have attention to detail
- Be cheerful and friendly
- Flexible and reliable
- A team Player
- Ability to multi-task and work quickly
Some start in a coffee shop with no certification and others start with a course. But training to become better and better is also very important, a course which teaches the basics will provide you with more opportunities to land a junior gig which will give you the practical training you need to become a professional barista in the future.
But if you can’t get a course, don’t give up! Barista roles often require little or no experience in the industry, and most cafes who hire junior coffeemakers will allow you to practice on their machines.
Feel like it suits you? Now that you know what it takes to become a barista, have a look through our list of barista jobs to start your career in the industry!
Don’t forget to upload your Video CV. Showing your personality will help you land the interview quickly!