About Us:Groundwork Coffee specializes in batch-roasted, certified organic coffees and artisanal teas. From our humble roots as a rare book store and cafe back in 1990, Groundwork would go on to become one of the first certified organic coffee roasters in Southern California, as well as the largest organic coffee roaster in Los Angeles. A truly local pioneer in fair trade and fairly traded coffee and tea sourcing, we remain committed to sustainable business practices, including maintaining direct relationships with growers and importers who promote responsible coffee and tea production. From the ground up, Groundwork is steadfast in its commitment to the values of quality, sustainability and community.About You:We are looking to hire am outgoing, energetic, and tenaciously community-centric Barista to join our growing team and jump-start their career. Leveraging your knowledge and experience in specialty coffee, tea, and drink preparation, youll wear many hats and be exposed to various facets of third-wave caf operations. As a Groundwork Barista, you will be well-versed on manual espresso equipment and our organic product offerings, and take pride in producing the highest quality beverages while also displaying a willingness to strive for continual growth and improvement. If you love interacting with customers over a great cup of coffee (or tea), embody a friendly and welcoming attitude, and are enthusiastic about your perfecting your craft, then please apply today!What Youll Do:Craft a phenomenal first impression to customers by providing a best-in-class customer service experience andExecute recipe requirements correctly to consistently produce beverages of the highest quality and products that meet our brand expectationsEducate customers and staff on types of coffee, teas and espressos carriedMaintain a clean and sanitary work station and keep caf area clean and organizedEnsure appropriate health and safety standards, ServSafe practicesStock and maintain sufficient levels of products at stations to ensure smooth serviceMaintain proper cash handling and ensure proper procedures are followedOpen and/or close the location properly and follow the closing checklistReduce product waste and overagesMaintain a sense of urgency with helping customersWhat It Takes To Rock This Role:1 year caf experience preferredHigh School diploma or equivalentStrong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationshipsAbility to learn and apply new knowledge or skills for your workKnowledge of proper bar cleaning methods including manual espresso equipmentAbility to work effectively in a team environment and cooperate seamlessly with co-workers, management, and shift leadersAbility to work & think independently, make quality decisions in the absence of a supervisorPerform math computations (add, subtract, divide, and multiply)Ability to lift and or move up to 50lbsPrevious experience with caf POS systemsValid ServSafe certification or equivalent Food Handlers cardWhy Groundwork:We strive to be the best place our employees have ever worked, and to produce the best coffee our customers have ever sipped. As a part of our team, youll be working with people who are down-to-earth, friendly, and passionate in a casual, caffeinated, and fun retail environment.Groundwork Perks:*Benefits are offered to eligible employees and are subject to change.Free Coffee to Take Home: 1 pound Bulk Coffee or Pound Loose Leaf Tea every weekFree Coffee in the Office: Nitro & Cold Brew on Tap, Espresso Machine, Brewed Batches, etc.Employee Discount Program: Discounts on Food, Beverage, & MerchandiseHealth Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Voluntary Life InsurancePaid Time Off: Including Sick Hours, Vacation, and HolidaysCommuter Program: Substantially Subsidized Metro Pass401(k): To Invest in Your Future!Groundwork is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regards to race, color, age, sex, ancestry, marital status, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, present or past history of mental disability, genetic information or any other classification protected by state or federal law.