Blue Bottle Coffee
Palo Alto, CA, USA
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.
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 Leader, the Training and Culinary Departments, and others at Blue Bottle
Drink your and others’ coffee and espresso drinks regularly at Blue Bottle cafes 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
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
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
Our barista position is a dynamic one! Below we’ve mapped out the physical demands that are essential to the role:
Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time. You’re on your feet the majority of the day, whether you are standing behind bar pulling shots or walking the cafe floor
Use of hands to reach, grip, turn and perform precision work. You’re 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 towels
Ability to lift, push/pull, carry and/or move up to 50 pounds. For example, you’ll be handling bags of coffee beans, coffee kegs, crates of milk, tub of dishes and trash bins
As 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 areas
Ability to smell and taste. You’re tasting and smelling coffee and food, helping ensure quality control for each cup and plate
Ability to listen and speak. You’re listening and speaking with our guests to guide and create experiences
A few benefits we offer:
Medical, dental, and vision coverage for all full time employees and their dependents starting on their first day of work
Paid time off and parental leave
Free drinks at any of our cafes and a complimentary bag of beans to take home each week
Discounts on Blue Bottle food, merchandise, and other items such as additional bags of beans
Blue Bottle is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value an open mind, dedication to work, and a collaborative spirit. We hire based on these qualities, a job’s requirements, our business’s needs, and an applicant’s qualifications. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind—in the hiring process or in the workplace.
We comply with the ADA and consider reasonable accommodation measures that may be necessary for eligible applicants/employees to perform essential functions.
We may refuse to hire relatives of present employees if doing so could result in actual or potential problems in supervision, security, safety, or morale, or if doing so could create conflicts of interest. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
We participate in E-Verify. We will provide the federal government with employees’ Form I-9 information to confirm authorization to work in the U.S. We will only use E-Verify once an employee has accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.