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Barista

Blue Bottle Coffee, Palo Alto, CA

Coffee Roaster - Brewers, Subscriptions & Brewing Guides


We're looking for unabashed coffee and food lovers to join our crew at our cafes. The ideal barista is someone who is passionate about coffee, food and creating incredible guest experiences grounded in respect, empathy, and recognition. Don't have prior coffee, food or service experience? Don't sweat it; though that helps, it's not all we're looking for. We're more interested in who you are and what you care about. The whole "what" and "how" thing comes later, and with plenty of practice.

You will:

  • Deliver impeccable hospitality to our guests and your fellow teammates
  • Work in a team to ‘dial in’ and serve a selection of delicious coffees in a variety of different brewing methods including but not limited to: espresso, pour over, and cold brew
  • Expedite and serve delicious sweet and savory food created by our talented culinary team - this can include assembly, delivery and clearing of these treats
  • Stay knowledgeable about Blue Bottle’s current coffee and food offerings through tastings, cuppings and information provided to you by your Lead Barista, Cafe Leader, the Training and Culinary Departments, and others at Blue Bottle
  • Drink your and others’ coffee and espresso drinks regularly at Blue Bottle cafes to ensure quality, uphold our standards, and keep developing your coffee palate
  • Support your team in keeping the cafe running smoothly and beautifully - these tasks may vary but can include washing dishes, clearing dishes, sweeping, dusting, mopping, cleaning and organizing condiment station, and taking out trash

You are:

  • Passionate about coffee, food and creating hospitality experiences 
  • A professional - you are serious about your work but don’t take yourself too seriously
  • Reliable and consistent - your manager and teammates can always depend on you to be punctual, looking sharp in accordance with our dress code, and bringing your A game
  • Obsessed with the details! You love honing your craft and understand each cup of coffee and each plate of delicious food for its individual potential
  • Dedicated to your team and your guests - you understand and value empathy and use it to guide interactions on and off the job
  • Eligible to work in the United States and 18 years of age or older

You have:

  • Existing Food Handler's Certification or certification within 30 days post-hire for the state you will be working in
  • Basic math and computer skills
  • A flexible schedule and are available to work weekends

A few benefits we offer:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage for all full time employees and their dependents starting on their first day of work
  • 401(k) plan
  • Paid time off and parental leave
  • Free drinks at any of our cafes and a complimentary bag of beans to take home each week
  • Discounts on Blue Bottle food, merchandise, and other items such as additional bags of beans
Blue Bottle is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value an open mind, dedication to work, and a collaborative spirit. We hire based on these qualities, a job’s requirements, our business’s needs, and an applicant’s qualifications. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind—in the hiring process or in the workplace.

We comply with the ADA and consider reasonable accommodation measures that may be necessary for eligible applicants/employees to perform essential functions. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at [email protected].

We may refuse to hire relatives of present employees if doing so could result in actual or potential problems in supervision, security, safety, or morale, or if doing so could create conflicts of interest.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

We participate in E-Verify. We will provide the federal government with employees’ Form I-9 information to confirm authorization to work in the U.S. We will only use E-Verify once an employee has accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.

About Blue Bottle Coffee

About us

Blue Bottle Coffee is a passionate team of hundreds around the world, united by the simple purpose of getting great coffee to everyone who asks for it whether that be in our cafes or at home. Blue Bottle is headquartered in Oakland, CA and have retail and business operations in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, and Tokyo.

We roast on three coasts using vintage gear, put it in compostable bags, and get it to our customers within 48 hours. We are baristas, managers, roasters & production specialists, chefs, engineers, designers, analysts, technicians, and more. We craft delicious drinks, treat our guests with the utmost care and respect, bake cookies, clean up after ourselves, get change at the bank, and say please and thank you. We offer the less able our seats on the bus and brush and floss daily. And we want you to join our team, who we believe to be the most talented, kindest, and hardest-working in the business.

Want to learn more about Blue Bottle Coffee? Visit Blue Bottle Coffee's website.