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Barista

Company: Blue Bottle Coffee
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Blue Bottle Coffee is a passionate and growing team of hundreds around the world, united by the simple purpose of connecting the world to delicious coffee. We roast on four coasts, make delicious drinks, clean up after ourselves, bake cookies, get change at the bank, and say please and thank you. Were an impossibly eclectic group of coffee experts, artists, writers, sensory scientists, bakers, designers, and all-around dreamers, who also happen to be some of the most hard-working and talented in the business. Join us.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.This is a career opportunity, nonseasonal role.You will:Deliver impeccable hospitality to our guests and your fellow teammatesWork 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 brewExpedite and serve delicious sweet and savory food created by our talented culinary team - this can include assembly, delivery and clearing of these treatsStay knowledgeable about Blue Bottles current coffee and food offerings through tastings, cuppings and information provided to you by your Lead Barista, Cafe Leader, the Training and Culinary Departments, and others at Blue BottleDrink your and others coffee and espresso drinks regularly at Blue Bottle cafes to ensure quality, uphold our standards, and keep developing your coffee palateSupport 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 trashYou are:Searching for at least 1 year of employment and a nonseasonal opportunityPassionate about coffee, food and creating hospitality experiencesA professional - you are serious about your work but dont take yourself too seriouslyReliable 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 gameObsessed with the details! You love honing your craft and understand each cup of coffee and each plate of delicious food for its individual potentialDedicated to your team and your guests - you understand and value empathy and use it to guide interactions on and off the jobEligible to work in the United States and 18 years of age or olderYou 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 skillsA flexible schedule and are available to work weekendsOur barista position is a dynamic one! Below weve mapped out the physical demands that are essential to the role:Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time. Youre on your feet the majority of the day, whether you are standing behind bar pulling shots or walking the cafe floorUse of hands to reach, grip, turn and perform precision work. Youre using your hands to operate beautiful espresso machines, pour delicious pour overs, and operate the register (among other responsibilities)As needed squat, bend, twist and reach for items below waist level or above shoulders. For example, you may have to bend down or reach up to grab cups, lids and towelsAbility to lift, push/pull, carry and/or move up to 50 pounds. For example, youll be handling bags of coffee beans, coffee kegs, crates of milk, tub of dishes and trash binsAs needed climb ladders, stairs, ramps and uneven floor and/or surfaces. For example, climb on a step stool to change menu slacks, go up and down stairs and ramps to storage areasAbility to smell and taste. Youre tasting and smelling coffee and food, helping ensure quality control for each cup and plateAbility to listen and speak. Youre listening and speaking with our guests to guide and create experiencesA few benefits we offer: Health, dental, and vision coverage for full-time employees beginning your first day401(k) planPaid time offFree drinks at any of our cafes and a complimentary bag of beans to take home each weekDiscounts on any Blue Bottle food items and merchandise

Keywords: Blue Bottle Coffee, Oakland , Barista, Other , Oakland, California

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