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Barista is a person who prepares coffee drinks in a coffee bar.
Basic Educational Requirement
To qualify as Barista, one must have at least a college level of education and must be professionally trained in preparing different kinds of espresso coffee and other blended drinks.
Skills and Competencies
Physical Attributes and Characteristics
Baristas receive a minimum pay of P362.00 a day plus tips.
Prospects for Career Advancement
Baristas with outstanding performance can move to a managerial position as store manager or assistant store manager, overseeing the food and beverage operations of an Espresso bar or cafe.
A Barista can work either full-time or part time. Students and even those already employed but would like to earn extra income can take on the job on a part-time basis.
The demand for Barista is expected to rise simultaneous with the growth in the tourism sector. Among the sub sectors involved in tourism, restaurants and bars will continue to increase in number, resulting to higher demand for workers rendering food and beverage services in specialty stores such as coffee shops.
Also, local customers are increasingly patronizing café's and diners and this has spurred the growth in the business creating job opportunities for service workers including Baristas.
Cost of Education *
A training program for prospective Baristas is being offered for a fee of approximately P5,500. The course is a 3-day intensive theoretical and hands-on-study on espresso coffee making.
Schools Offering Training For Barista:
* Based on 2007 rates
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