Qima Cafe - Barista

at Qima Coffee Ltd

Date Posted:
10 Mar
London, GB
Job Type:
11.5 - 13.0
Salary Type:


Qima Coffee is a globally recognised coffee sourcing and trading business that specialises in discovering and offering some of the world’s finest coffees, with the aim of generating sustainable livelihoods for smallholder farmers. Qima was established in 2016, initially sourcing coffee from Yemen with the aim of generating livelihoods for smallholder farmers in one of the world’s most difficult operating environments. Having succeeded in (re)building Yemen’s coffee industry, in 2020 Qima expanded its coffee sourcing operations globally and the company now operates in numerous coffee producing countries and markets and distributes its coffees to over 40 countries worldwide.

Qima Café marks an exciting new chapter for Qima. Our central London café showcases our specialty coffee concept to our existing B2B client base as well as the wider public in a truly unique, immersive coffee experience. The café serves to showcase and feature the most progressive concepts and ideas in specialty coffee, including living income coffee prices, single farmer traceability, innovative fermentations, coffee and dessert pairings, and much more.

In line with its ethos of offering some of the world’s finest coffees, Qima café will look to pair those coffees with pastries and desserts of an equally exquisite standard. The café will explore the boundaries between pastries/desserts and coffee with the aim of offering the two as a single, complementary pairing, as opposed to two separate products.

WHAT CAN WE OFFER? An opportunity to join a fully integrated coffee company and help build a unique café experience. Working with some of the finest coffees on the planet alongside Qima Coffee’s Head of Quality and one of London’s top pastry chefs.

Additional Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 28 Days Holiday Pay
  • Pension Scheme
  • Free Coffees All Day Long
  • Staff Discount
  • Fun, Open, and Inclusive Workplace Environment
  • Competition Support
  • Coffee Training and Development
  • Unique Growth Opportunities - a perk of joining a fully integrated company!


You’re an experienced barista with a very strong attention to detail, quality, and cleanliness. You are curious and keen to experiment, love engaging with customers and working together with the team to curate an excellent café experience.

We’re looking for baristas who are looking for more from the coffee industry and welcome those who want to advance their careers in speciality coffee.

If you share our commitment to excellence and growth, we’d love to hear from you!

REQUIREMENTS Experience in Speciality Coffee Strong emphasis on Cleanliness, Organisation, and Quality Responsible, prompt, self-disciplined and reliable Self-motivated person with curiosity and action Confident and engaging when dealing with customers Supportive of other staff members Available weekends

HOW TO APPLY Tell us about your experience in speciality coffee and hospitality, what you enjoy and what you’re looking for, and why you’d like to join Qima Cafe in particular. CVs and Cover Letters are a great way to get these across but we’re happy for you to communicate this however you like - we love passionate and enthusiastic people and just want to hear from you. Please send your applications directly to [email protected] or get in touch via @qima.cafe on IG.