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- 02-16-2017, 05:51 AM #1
what are the most important factors to be a great Barista?
There are a lot of skills / habits / factors to be a great Barista. I have listed some. Can you tell us what would be the #1 most important factors, #2, #3 and so on?
* Consistency of creating great drinks
* Passion in what they do
* Obssession over Cleanliness
* Knowledge about coffee to properly educate their customers
* Teamwork among co-workers
* Conscientiousness / carefulness
* Finally, HAVING A LOT OF AWESOME TATTOO! (specially on their necks and back of their ears) By the way, how much of tattoo is too much or can be said acceptable?
- 02-16-2017, 07:30 AM #2
To be a great barista I think you have to have all of the first 6 traits...you left out PMA. Positive mental attitude. You need to be friendly first. I see baristas in a lot of places acting as if they are better than everyone else...and feel bad when people order incorrectly and get shamed. As for tattoos...you can never have too many."Wine is for aging, not coffee."
Ken Hutchinson, Starsky and Hutch
- 02-16-2017, 07:39 AM #3
- 02-16-2017, 08:43 AM #4
Interesting that you included obsession with cleanliness, something too often overlooked. When I first set out to learn how to make better coffee, somewhere I read, Sweet Maria's maybe, that good water, good coffee, good brewing technique, and scrupulous cleanliness were all equally important. I took that to heart and have lived by that advice ever since.
- Yesterday, 02:50 PM #5
Customer service skills and a positive attitude. I'll go back to a barista with semi-good coffee, but I'll never go back to a bad attitude no matter how good the coffee is. It's a problem at our location (Alaska). One of the larger reasons I invested in a machine for our office.
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