Barista CV: Example & How to Write [20+ Expert Tips]

Whether you’re the best in the world at espresso making, or you can rival Salvador Dali with the latte art pen, one thing can be harder to swallow than a poorly tamped espresso. You are not going to get the job you want without a properly filtered barista CV.

 

Instead of brewing the same insipid dregs as everyone else, this guide will show you how to perfect the blend of the sections, where you can afford to tamp things down, and where to go to work with the latte art pen. Let’s start. 

 

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Barista CV example

 

Lucy Burns

85 Consett Rd

Hilfield

DT2 7DR

0732145621

lucy@burns.com

 

Personal Statement 

 

Personable and meticulous barista with 3+ years of experience in high-traffic locations. Versed in over 60+ beverages from previous two locations, even introducing 6 original ones which added £750 in monthly turnover. Skilled in Latte Art and experienced in training co-workers in it. Maintaining a close to 100% guest satisfaction score, seeking to leverage those skills in a challenging position at CoffeeHub.

 

Work Experience

 

Barista

Blend Coffee, Eaglethorpe

February 2018—Present

  • Served 45+ types of beverages to 300+ customers daily.
  • Operated checkout and served customers at a high-traffic location with £550k+ in annual turnover.
  • Participated in 10+ inventories monthly, supervising one of them every month.
  • Improved revenue by introducing 6 original beverage recipes, adding £750 in monthly turnover.
  • Conducted monthly Latte Art training sessions for co-workers.
  • Achieved a 98.7% guest satisfaction store over a 2-year period based on receipt surveys.

 

Barista 

Cafe Friends, Eaglethorpe

March 2017—January 2018

  • “Barista of the Month” five months in a row based on a Facebook survey.
  • Mastered 30+ recipes for coffee beverages.
  • Prepared 150+ coffee, tea and hot chocolate beverages a day.

 

Education

 

7 GCSEs including Mathematics and English, September 2015–June 2017

Rose Academy, Hilfield, UK

 

Skills

 

  • Milk and Latte Art
  • Coffee Brewing and Extraction
  • Food and Beverage Pairing
  • Coffee Machine Operation
  • Staff Training

 

Certifications

 

  • 2018 — Latte Art, London School of Coffee

 

Languages 

 

  • Spanish (Fluent)
  • Italian (Advanced)
  • German (Intermediate)

 

That’s the basic blend of your CV. Here’s a guide on what to put in a CV for baristas:

 

1. Write a barista CV personal statement

 

How to start your CV? With a personal statement (also called a CV profile). Your personal statement should be a Doppio. A quick, double shot of espresso information about what makes you stand out from the rest. Start off with a robust(a) adjective, sum up your years of experience with a ‘+’ after.

 

Then, provide the Doppio shot of two key achievements that should convince anyone to hire you, and describe what you hope to do in the new role, mentioning the employer’s name, just to let them know straight away you aren’t copy and pasting the same barista CV to everyone.

 

You will find it far easier to write the personal statement last, after you finish your work experience and skills section (and that's why it is also known as a CV summary). 

 

Barista CV personal statement example

 

Personable and meticulous barista with 3+ years of experience in high-traffic locations. Versed in over 60+ beverages from previous two locations, even introducing 6 original ones which added £750 in monthly turnover. Skilled in Latte Art and experienced in training co-workers in it. Maintaining a close to 100% guest satisfaction score, seeking to leverage those skills in a challenging position at CoffeeHub.

 

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2. List your barista work experience

 

Most barista CV examples are completely decaf. They have very little taste, and zero substance. The key to a successful work experience section is to put your achievements in perspective. By providing numbers, you are allowing them to imagine your impact.

 

Record your work experience under the following heading:

 

[Job Title]

[Employer Name, Location]

[Dates of Employment]

 

Below, round out 3 to 7 bullet points that describe your achievements and the impact you made. Make sure at least 75% of those contain figures to back up your claims. That’s more interesting than making a completely decaf list of responsibilities. Older positions get 3 bullet points max.

 

Barista CV work experience section 

 

Work Experience

 

Barista

Blend Coffee, Eaglethorpe

February 2018—Present

  • Served 45+ types of beverages to 300+ customers daily.
  • Operated checkout and served customers at a high-traffic location with £550k+ in annual turnover.
  • Participated in 10+ inventories monthly, supervising one of them every month.
  • Improved revenue by introducing 6 original beverage recipes, adding £750 in monthly turnover.
  • Conducted monthly Latte Art training sessions for co-workers.
  • Achieved a 98.7% guest satisfaction store over a 2-year period based on receipt surveys.

 

3. Include an education section 

 

The education section of your barista CV is a formality. There aren’t many things that you can list here that will increase your chances of being hired. Just record it correctly and cleanly like you see in the example.

 

Barista CV example — education section

 

Education

 

7 GCSEs including Mathematics and English, September 2015–June 2017

Rose Academy, Hilfield, UK

 

4. List your relevant barista skills

 

The skills section of your CV could either be a reiteration of points you want to highlight, or an opportunity to quickly list additional things that don’t warrant whole sentences to mention. For a perfect CV, list a mix of 5-10 hard and communication skills.

 

Barista CV skills 

 

Skills

 

  • Milk and Latte Art
  • Coffee Brewing and Extraction
  • Food and Beverage Pairing
  • Coffee Machine Operation
  • Staff Training

 

5. Add additional sections to your barista CV

 

The right additional section can be just the splash of milk your barista CV needs. In busy, metropolitan locations, knowing languages will get you further than your A-Levels. In swanky coffee shops, the right certification will get you hired.

 

When just starting out, something like volunteering can make all the difference. 82% of managers would rather hire someone with volunteering experience.

 

There's no need to list references on your CV, though. The recruiter knows they can ask for them.

 

Barista CV sample — additional sections

 

Certifications

 

  • 2018 — Latte Art, London School of Coffee

 

Volunteering

 

  • Volunteer Cook— Hillside Homeless Shelter (2013-2015) 

 

Languages

 

  • Spanish (Fluent)
  • Italian (Advanced)
  • German (Intermediate)

 

6. Write a barista cover letter

 

Most people good with a latte art pen are likely to not be as good with a real one. When it comes to advertising ourselves, it can be a hard-sell. Luckily, just like any beverage recipe, there’s a scientific best way to do it. The barista cover letter recipe is simple.

 

The first paragraph of your cover letter should be pretty close to your barista CV personal statement. It should hook them in like a first sip, for you to reveal the full depth in the second sip (paragraph). There, describe a couple top achievements in a bit more detail. 

 

Lastly, round off with a persuasive ending and a request for a call or a meeting. 

 

Barista CV writing tips to keep in mind

 

Sometimes things get messy, don’t they? Luckily, there’s a recipe for everything. Once you figure out the right temperature and order, brewing is easy. We have figured out the right way:

 

When sending in your job application, avoid using 'Please find my CV attached'. It's old-fashioned. Instead, go for something more natural like 'I have attached my CV' or 'My CV is attached'.

 

Follow up with a call after not hearing back for a week or so. Sometimes, someone just didn’t click the last button on the machine.

 

You don’t have to be a CV writing expert. In the LiveCareer CV builder you’ll find ready-made content for every industry and position, which you can then add with a single click.

 

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Does that answer your questions on how to write a barista CV? Got any job hunting tips and tricks you’d like to share? Did you enjoy our barista CV example? Use the comments section below. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

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