Frequently asked questions
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.
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.
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.