Life as a Barista

In line with my previous post ‘change’, I left university in December, and 6 days after arriving home I had managed to secure a job….at Starbucks! I joined the Starbucks team before Christmas so I got to wear the red apron and learn how to make all of the Christmas beverages which was very exciting!

Within a week and a half I was trained and ready to be on shift as a working barista. Training wasn’t just about learning how to make all of the complex drinks (although it was a large part of it) I also had to get to grips with using the till, cleaning procedures and customer service.


My training involved mastering the art of Latte, Cappuccino and Caramel Macchiato as well as all the other drinks on the Starbucks Menu!

In all honesty, I am loving my work, my job gives me purpose, interaction with people from all walks of life, going about all sorts of daily tasks. I love being able to make my customers happy when I hand-craft their drinks.

I am now training to become a Shift Supervisor, which means I can lead the shifts I am on. I am really excited for this next stage of the job and although the work is tiring with either early starts or late finishes, I don’t think I could think of a much better job for this year.

That’s all for now! Claudia

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