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Baristas are specially trained in the making and serving of coffee-based drinks. They usually work in coffeehouses, cafes and restaurants.
Baristas combine their love of coffee with the thrill of working in a fast-paced customer service role.
Our favourite trusted craftsperson, baristas have become that oh-so-familiar face that brightens up our day with the simple call of our name and a drink waiting shortly after. But have you ever wondered what it takes to learn the craft of a barista?
Each individual beverage has different components that take a certain skill to create. Everything from the moment the espresso is ground to the way the milk is poured into each cup takes a finesse that most people don’t realise is required.
Alongside learning the craft of coffee making, Baristas are often the face of cafes and coffee shops. They require a high level of customer service and people skills, that can transform the simple act of drinking coffee into a celebrated experience.
Alternative job titles
Food service worker
Understanding the best way to become a qualified barista in New Zealand looks complicated but is easy. Here are the steps you need to take to start your career as a barista.
Choose and enrol with a registered training provider
Complete in a level 3 certificate program
Gain an apprenticeship or employment.
$40k - $55k per year
Length of training
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Friendly, helpful, and polite
Quick and efficient
Honest and reliable
Good at customer service
Good at remembering orders
Able to communicate clearly
Able to take instructions well, and work well in a team
Accurate, with an eye for detail
Able to work well under pressure.
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