Barista - Borough Market

at The Colombian Coffee Company

Date Posted:
12 Sep
London, GB
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Are you a progressive thinker willing to make a change in coffee growing communities while keeping Espresso consistency and Latte Art to a high standard? Is learning a big light on your path? Can you tell the difference between apple acidity and passion fruit acidity in an Espresso?

This is a limited opportunity for a serious passionate Barista willing to learn about the origins of coffee from coffee botanics and classification to roasting, understanding sensory notes, espresso brewing and ethical trade.

The role involves general barista duties, including setting the daily espresso recipe, latte art, and learning new techniques relevant to traditional Colombian drinks such as working with raw cacao and panela. We are looking for someone who is also interested in learning how to roast, and in leading cupping sessions. We are a small team and we all pull our weight setting up in the morning and packing away equipment at the end of the day.

We are only interested in professional baristas that can explain why they should be part of our ethical coffee initiative.

The Person

  • You are already a Barista with at least 1 year relevant experience
  • You are driven by true passion and respect for coffee
  • Calm and collected under stress and in a fast-paced environment
  • Setting up the Espresso recipe daily with a different variety and able to showcase different notes depending on the variety and roasting profile
  • Willing to learn new techniques working with raw cacao and Panela
  • Superb customer service
  • Permission to work in the UK
  • A driving license would be a plus if you like summer festivals :)
  • Above all, you are passionate about a career in the specialty coffee sector

The Offer

  • A competitive salary with a PAYE registered contract and paid holidays
  • We will teach you everything we know about coffee: you will learn about our Colombian coffee varieties from production and sourcing to roasting, cupping and brewing
  • Plenty of space for proffessional growth and development
  • There may be some opportunity to travel to Colombia to train Colombian baristas on the latest London Barista trends

We are looking for keen coffee lovers - who are friendly, ethically minded, hard working, ready to lend a hand, positive and bring a good sense of humour to a friendly professional team.

This is a unique opportunity for someone passionate about coffee to learn more about the wider coffee trade and become part of a journey to bring ethical coffee to the UK. As well as our café, market stall and roastery, we also run and participate in events related to coffee and ethical trade, and also to Colombian culture, check our social media @EthicalCaffeine. If you prove yourself as one of the team, there may also be some opportunity to visit projects in Colombia.

If you think this is for you please send us your CV and cover letter to: