Barista Job Description

This Barista sample job description can assist in your creating a job application that will attract job candidates who are qualified for the job. Feel free to revise this job description to meet your specific job duties and job requirements.

Introduction / Job Description

The barista is responsible for the preparation of all drinks or beverages with a focus on caffeinated beverages (Lattes, Espressos, Chai, etc.). All drinks must be served to guests in a timely fashion and each Barista should have the ability to educate all guests of the variations of drinks they are presented with.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Acknowledge and greet every guest in a timely fashion 
  • Call back customer orders with a friendly delivery
  • Resolve customer complaints and communicate with Manager on duty throughout interaction
  • Process and expedite payment in a timely fashion
  • Educate guests on the variety of drinks we offer and explain the differences in preperation and presentation
  • Weigh, grind and prepare orders in line with company policy and procedure
  • Prepare and serve any baked items or other food products we offer


  • High school diploma
  • Availability to work private events
  • Maintain a professional demeanor
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Attention to details and the ability to multitask
  • The ability to stand on your feet for 6 hours
  • Able to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Careful and proper handling of food and very hot beverages


  • Verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Positive energy
  • Carries one’s self in a professional manner
  • Punctuality

Custom Question

What caffeinated beverage is your favorite to drink or prepare and why?

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