Will “Baristas” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
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Prepare or serve specialty coffee or other beverages. Serve food such as baked goods or sandwiches to patrons.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 35-3022.01
Also Known As…
- Sales Associate
- Catering Barista
- Bar Manager
- Gourmet Coffee Attendant
- Coffee Sommelier
- Coffee Shop Attendant
- Coffee Maker
- Coffee Brewer
- Coffee Bar Attendant
Tasks for “Baristas”
- Describe menu items to customers or suggest products that might appeal to them.
- Check temperatures of freezers, refrigerators, or heating equipment to ensure proper functioning.
- Order, receive, or stock supplies or retail products.
- Set up or restock product displays.
- Take customer orders and convey them to other employees for preparation.
- Provide customers with product details, such as coffee blend or preparation descriptions.
- Wrap, label, or date food items for sale.
- Create signs to advertise store products or events.
- Stock customer service stations with paper products or beverage preparation items.
- Weigh, grind, or pack coffee beans for customers.
- Take out garbage.
- Demonstrate the use of retail equipment, such as espresso machines.
- Serve prepared foods, such as muffins, biscotti, or bagels.
- Receive and process customer payments.
- Prepare or serve hot or cold beverages, such as coffee, espresso drinks, blended coffees, or teas.
- Clean or sanitize work areas, utensils, or equipment.
- Prepare or serve menu items, such as sandwiches or salads.
- Slice fruits, vegetables, desserts, or meats for use in food service.
- Clean service or seating areas.
Related Technology & Tools
- Point of sale POS terminals
- Panini presses
- Commercial kitchen toasters
- Restaurant dishwashers
- Coffee grinders
- Wireless telephone headsets
- Box cutters
- Steam tables
- Electronic food scales
- Commercial kitchen microwave ovens
- Tea brewers
- Espresso makers
- Touch screen registers
- Multi-line telephone systems
- Credit card processing machines
- Chefs' knives
- Personal computers
- Drink blenders
- Restaurant ovens
- Computer laser printers
- Coffee brewing machines
- Desktop computers
- Ice machines
- Bagel cutters
- Cash registers
- Point of sale POS software
- Microsoft Excel
- Accounting software
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Office