Since 1698, when the London coffee house cemented itself as the quintessential melting pot of political, philosophical and creative debate, independent businesses have competed to serve the best cup of ‘syrup of soot and essence of old shoes’.
When we established the Gentlemen Baristas in 2014, we were determined to reinvent these age-old traditions of serving a superb cup of coffee in creative and inspiring surroundings and providing a meeting point and thinking space for London’s modern day visionaries.
Of course, ‘soot and old shoes’ will no longer satisfy the discerning palate of the 21st century coffee connoisseur; our first and primary aim has always been to showcase at its best the great wealth and variety of coffee available today.
We have a tagline. Manners are key - they’re important, they’re neglected and people do care about them. They go to the core of our identity; we are upright and correct, and strive to evoke the best of a period gone by.
We would love to hear from you if you:
Have a passion for quality coffee
Have at least 1 years of management experience in a quality coffee shop
Love a chinwag
Have high hygiene and safety standards
Are ambitious and motivated
Have an excellent work ethic
Have strong coffee skills
Are Confident with stock management
Are able to review financial data and adjust operationally to promote profitability
Have excellent time leadership skills and attention to detail.
Have strong people management skills and experience with managing and leading a team.
Have the ability to build strong relationships at all levels.
Confidence to supervise/manage a shift where required.
At least three years experience working in speciality coffee
Experience in training other staff members to make coffee
Clear understanding of milk texturising, brew ratios and extraction
Knowledge of dialling in grinders and machines
Can produce a minimum of three different latte art patterns
Help drive sales and profits. This includes cross selling food and retail.
A willingness to learn, support and help within all aspects of the team
We’ll treat you the way we want you to treat our customers:
Positive, friendly environment
Management & Barista training program
Opportunity to grow within the business
Monthly socials, cuppings and latte art smackdowns (when we don’t need to social distance anymore)
A free meal every day
Free coffees all day long and on your days off, too. If that sounds interesting we’d love to hear more about you. Please drop your latest CV and why you want to work with us