Barista Resume Tips

According to Merriam Webster, a barista is "someone who makes and serves coffee and coffee drinks…" Clearly, neither Merriam nor Webster is familiar with the tact and dedication necessary when facing the caffeine-starved zombies of the 7:30 a.m. rush.

Barista Resume Highlights - Skills and Responsibilities

What skills have you gained in your coffee house jobs or elsewhere in the service industry?

  • Coffee knowledge
  • Brewing
  • Cashiering
  • Service

Barista Resume Highlights - Success Stories

Show off your success mixing efficiency and friendly service:

  • Customer loyalty
  • Rave reviews
  • Leadership roles

Barista Resume Example

Barista, Have You Bean, Roaster City, CA
July 2013 - Present


  • Coffee preparation: Utilize knowledge of coffee drink combinations to prepare highly-specific coffee drinks; stock work stations; maintain sanitary and tidy work area.
  • Cashiering: Enter drink orders into computerized cash register; handle cash and make change; process credit cards; open, close, and balance drawer.
  • Customer service: Apply knowledge of bean varieties, roasts, and popular drinks to guide customers to selections, upselling where possible.


  • Adept at remembering names and preferences of individual customers to provide friendly, personalized service, and in turn, built a loyal customer base.
  • Awarded Barista of the Month, September through December.
  • Assigned to mentor new hires and train in workflow procedures, drink preparation, beans and roasts, and sanitation.

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