Head Barista (FT) for North London Specialty Coffee Bar

at Velasquez and Van Wezel LTD

Date Posted:
11 Aug
London, GB
Head Barista
Job Type:
From 10.0
Salary Type:

We are recruiting for a head barista to head up our team of baristas. Do you have a huge passion for coffee and at least one year experience in a specialty coffee environment, then don’t hesitate and apply now for this position for our coffee bar in Crouch End, North London.

We are a team who love coffee and are keen to share our passion with our customers and aim to deliver our coffees to the highest standards. After opening almost 3 years ago our coffee bar quickly gained a reputation of serving excellent coffee. We work with the latest equipment and provide training in house as well as through our roasters.

We are looking to grow our business further, hence we are looking to create this new position of assistant manager.

The role involves:

-Overseeing baristas and ensuring quality is kept a the desired high standards.

-Attending occasional cupping sessions at the roasters

-Attending management meetings to review food and beverage menu, events, marketing etc

-Making and serving high quality coffees and other hot beverages

-Regular cleaning of the coffee bar

-Ensuring there is a pleasant and positive ambiance in the coffee bar at all times

-Occasional preparation of sandwiches at the start of the shift or during brunch

What we’re looking for:

-Passion for coffee

-Minimum 1 year experience as a barista in a specialty coffee environment (and including experience in preparing both espresso and filter coffees)

-Good latte art skills

-Good knowledge of coffee

-Strong interpersonal skills as well as excellent leadership skills

-Friendly and customer focused with excellent customer service skills

-Good organisational and skills with attention to detail

-Friendly, upbeat and problem solving attitude

-Committed, reliable and punctual

-Able to work under pressure in a fast paced environment as part of a team as well as independently

-Keen to maintain a clean and tidy working environment at all times

-Available weekends

-Eligible to live and work full time in the UK

What we offer:

  • Detailed coffee training by Square Mile

  • Friendly environment in a thriving community

  • Competitive salary (£10 or above based on experience)

  • Development opportunities within our growing company

About us:

We opened our specialty coffee bar at Park Road in Crouch End in September 2016, bringing a new option to drink specialty coffee to this part of North London.

We are a hands-on Colombian and Dutch owners, bringing authenticity, and a huge passion for coffee. Oscar, Colombian born, grew up on a farm in the Andes highlands, east of Bogota. Coffee beans were grown and roasted on the farm.

Martin, Dutch born, remembers well the days that his granddad sold loose coffee beans, and the smell that comes with it, out of large tins in the family corner shop in a small town in the east of Holland.

At Velasquez and Van Wezel we are passionate about coffee, and are keen for our customers to experience drinking coffee of the highest quality. We serve Square Mile coffee on a custom made Kees van der Westen Spirit and also serve single origin coffees by Round Hill, Origin, Fried Hats and White Label Coffee as well as craft teas by Lalani & Co.

Please contact martin@velasquezandvanwezel.co.uk