Barista

Coffee Shop Barista

We are hiring baristas to present our coffee to the world in Cooperative Coffee Roasters’ flagship coffee shop, which is scheduled to open in May 2024.  

Our coffee company’s mission is to make exceptional coffee approachable. At Cooperative’s new shop, we want all customers to feel welcomed with genuine warmth and kindness, so they can experience the gift of this moment: the moment they get to meet the coffee we have carefully selected, imported, roasted and brewed for them to enjoy. We are looking for people to join our team who will be excited to facilitate everyday connections with people grounded in gratitude and wonder. 

Ideal candidates will embody these values and possess the ability to maintain strong systems of organization, cleanliness, and high standards of quality. 

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and serve a variety of coffee beverages and prepared food, according to established recipes and quality standards.
  • Operate equipment, such as espresso machines, grinders, and brewing devices, with precision and efficiency.
  • Ensure the cleanliness and sanitation of the coffee preparation area, including equipment maintenance and routine cleaning tasks.
  • Greet customers warmly, take orders accurately, and provide recommendations and education based on their interests and preferences.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of our coffee offerings, including their origins, flavor profiles, and brewing methods, to educate customers and offer them an exceptional experience.
  • Handle cash transactions and operate the point-of-sale system accurately.
  • Collaborate and communicate respectfully with team members to ensure smooth operations and contribute to a positive work environment.

Preferred Skills:

  • Strong customer service skills with the ability to communicate comfortably with anyone who walks through our door.
  • Detail-oriented and capable of multitasking in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays.
  • Curiosity and strong desire to learn about coffee, where it comes from, how we make it.
  • Willingness to respectfully give and receive feedback.
  • Physical capability to operate behind a bar for 6 hours and lift 30 lbs.
  • Skills and experience working with coffee are appreciated, but not required to apply for this position. 
Compensation / Benefits:
  • This position offers a competitive hourly base pay rate of $12-15 per hour, plus tips based on hours worked. 
  • Cooperative Coffee Roasters is Living Wage Certified and committed to making sure all employees receive, at minimum, the Just Economics’ 2024 Living Wage rate of $22.10/hour. If a barista’s take home pay in a given pay period does not add up to $22.10/hour with tips, we will make up the difference. 
  • Training and development programs to enhance your coffee knowledge and skills.
  • Discounts on coffee drinks, whole bean coffee, merch, and food items for employees.
  • Potential for additional benefits based on performance and tenure.

Working Hours:

We anticipate hiring four baristas to staff our flagship cafe, with each person working approximately 15-30 hours per week behind bar. 

If you are passionate about coffee, embody the values of kindness, approachability, and excellence, and thrive in a dynamic and collaborative environment, we invite you to apply for the position of Barista at Cooperative Coffee Roasters. 

Please send a cover letter and resume to shop@cooperativecoffeeroasters.com by Friday, April 12, 2024 to be considered for this position. Please write “Barista Position” in the subject line of your email. We look forward to hearing from you!

Cooperative Coffee Roasters is an equal opportunity employer.

We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.