Frequently asked questions

Common questions about being a Barista

What makes the role of a barista so important?

Having a good barista is essential to the success of a coffee shop. Baristas can boost the reputation of a coffee shop, make signature coffee drinks, build relationships with customers and provide recommendations based on familiarity with customer preferences.

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How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a barista?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a barista, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

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Where did the term barista come from originally?

"Barista" is an Italian word that, in Italy, refers to a general server of drinks, including alcohol. In the United States, "barista" is the title for someone who only makes and serves coffee.

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