Barista

Multiple Locations
Retail
Full-time

We're looking for unabashed coffee and food lovers to join our crew at our cafes. The ideal barista is someone who is passionate about coffee, food and creating incredible guest experiences grounded in respect, empathy, and recognition. Don't have prior coffee, food or service experience? Don't sweat it; though that helps, it's not all we're looking for. We're more interested in who you are and what you care about. The whole "what" and "how" thing comes later, and with plenty of practice.

We are currently hiring for roles in the Bay Area (San Francisco, East Bay, Peninsula), Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C, Miami, and Boston!

You will:

    • Deliver impeccable hospitality to our guests and your fellow teammates
    • Work in a team to ‘dial in’ and serve a selection of delicious coffees in a variety of different brewing methods including but not limited to: espresso, pour over, and cold brew
    • Expedite and serve delicious sweet and savory food created by our talented culinary team - this can include assembly, delivery and clearing of these treats
    • Stay knowledgeable about Blue Bottle’s current coffee and food offerings through tastings, cuppings and information provided to you by your Lead Barista, Cafe Manager, the Training and Culinary Departments, and others at Blue Bottle
    • Regularly taste your and others’ coffee drinks at Blue Bottle cafes and other locations to ensure quality, uphold our standards, and keep developing your coffee palate
    • Support your team in keeping the cafe running smoothly and beautifully - these tasks may vary but can include washing dishes, clearing dishes, sweeping, dusting, mopping, cleaning and organizing condiment station, and taking out trash

You are:

    • Passionate about coffee, food and creating hospitality experiences 
    • A professional - you are serious about your work but don’t take yourself too seriously
    • Reliable and consistent - your manager and teammates can always depend on you to be punctual, looking sharp in accordance with our dress code, and bringing your A game
    • Obsessed with the details! You love honing your craft and understand each cup of coffee and each plate of delicious food for its individual potential
    • Dedicated to your team and your guests - you understand and value empathy and use it to guide interactions on and off the job
    • Eligible to work in the United States and 18 years of age or older

You have:

    • Existing Food Handler's Certification or certification within 30 days post-hire for the state you will be working in
    • Basic math and computer skills
    • A flexible schedule and are available to work weekends

A few benefits we offer:

    • Health, dental, and vision coverage for full-time employees beginning your first day
    • 401(k) plan
    • Paid time off
    • Free drinks at any of our cafes and a complimentary bag of beans to take home each week
    • Discounts on any Blue Bottle food items and merchandise