Barista Training Checks

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Barista Training Checks

Guest Experience

1. Does the barista engage guest entering the café?


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2. Is the barista able to take orders while answering any and all questions?


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3. Does the barista work towards serving and retaining guests?


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4. Does the barista have a friendly demeanour?


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Brewed Coffee

1. Can the barista explain the basics of brewing coffee?


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2. Question help: extraction, grind setting, coffee to water ratio, turbulence, freshness


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3. Does the barista understand and demonstrate Coffee Freshness Standards?


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4. Is the barista able to explain all ratios: coffee and water; half brew and full brew?


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5. Does the barista demonstrate the ability to discuss differences in the types of coffee?


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6. Does the barista keep the area clean and organized at all times?


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Hand Brew Bar

1. Is the barista able to set pars for the brew bar?


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2. Is the barista able to make grind adjustments based on results?


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3. Is the barista able to brew properly extracted coffee?


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4. Can the barista explain all ratios / doses of coffee and water?


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5. Does the barista demonstrate the ability to discuss the differences in the types of coffee?


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6. Does the barista keep the area clean and organized at all times?


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Whole Bean

1. Does the barista demonstrate the ability to discuss the differences in the types of coffee?


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2. Does the barista know the proper procedure for bagging whole bean coffee?


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3. Does the barista actively help guests decide which coffee is best for them?


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4. Does the barista encourage guests to use whole bean coffee?


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5. Is the barista able to grind coffee based on the method used?


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6. Is the barista able to describe the correct and incorrect ways to store/brew coffee?


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Espresso Bar

1. Is the barista able to make grind adjustments?


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2. Is the barista able to explain over extraction & under extraction?


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3. Is the barista able to make adjustments based on evaluation?


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4. Is the barista able to make all drinks to café standards?


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5. Is the barista able to explain the flavour differences in each drink?


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6. Espresso, macchiato, sidecar, cappuccino


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7. Is the barista able to taste and explain espresso?


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8. Is the barista able to explain Single origin and Espresso 700?


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9. Does the barista properly plate all drinks to café standard?


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Milk Steaming

1. Is the barista able to steam milk to standard temps for all sizes?


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2. Is the barista able to achieve proper texture for all drinks (Macchiato, cappuccino, latte)?


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Other

1. Does the barista keep the bar clean, organized, and stocked at all times?


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2. Does the barista communicate well and serve drinks in the proper time (within 4 minutes)?


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3. Does the barista take ownership of customer experience from behind the bar?


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4. Is the barista efficient and effective at the bar even in a rush?


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Coffee Knowledge

1. Does the barista keep track of information regarding single origins?


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2. Is the barista able to explain farm information: altitude, varietal, region, processing and farm facts?


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3. Is the barista able to taste and describe coffee tasting notes?


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