Barista Interview Preparation Guide
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Barista related Frequently Asked Questions in various Barista job interviews by interviewer. The set of questions here ensures that you offer a perfect answer posed to you. So get preparation for your new job hunting

46 Barista Questions and Answers:

1 :: Tell me a time when you provided impeccable customer services?

A regular customer at my previous place of work wanted a particular coffee blend on the day that we were out of it. When I informed him that we were out of it, he got a bit angry. Not wanting to lose him as a client as he was quite a touchy person, I asked him to wait an extra ten minutes, took permission from my manager and rushed to the market myself to buy the blend.

2 :: Do you know what is a Breve?

Caffe Breve is an American variation of a latte: a milk-based espresso drink using steamed half-and-half mixture of milk and cream instead of milk.

3 :: Tell me how do you keep focused while doing an easy task?

How I keep focused doing any task whether its considered easy or not is I have a constant list running threw my head of what needs to be done next and what I could be doing after to make my job environment a more friendly and inviting place.

4 :: Explain me about a time when you worked a few hours straight without a break?

I worked from noon to six at the grocery store, right at lunch time and before dinner time. Those beginning and end hours were always the busiest and often, each individual customer would purchase multiple items. During the lull period, with the least concentration of customers, I would update prices, re-stock items, and maintain the store's level of cleanliness in order to use my time well.

5 :: As you know this job is a routine work. What would motivate you to do it well every day?

To be honest with you, I prefer routine jobs to creative jobs. Once I learn to do things, I do my job well and have a good feeling about it. Jobs where you have to learn to do new things every day are not really a good choice for me. I simply prefer to do routine jobs, enjoy my colleagues and talks with customers. After all, a good working environment is more important for me than the fact if the job is routine or not. .

6 :: Explain us what makes you stand apart from the other candidates?

My master's degree in comparative literature has taught me that the human soul is infinite, but not as infinite as the human desire for frothy espresso drinks. My quick, analytic mind can often anticipate what a customer is about to order before they even order it and my expansive knowledge of global folklore provides me with ample topics for witty banter to brighten customers' days and distract them in case we run out of half and half.

7 :: Tell me what experience do you have in this field and Barista position?

Speak about specific matters that are relevant to the position you are applying for. If you do not have any specific experience, get them as close as you can.

If you are being asked this question from your employer, you can explain about your experience. Tell the employer what responsibilities you were performing in your previous job. You can tell about the programs you have developed and modules you have worked on. You can also tell about your achievements in different programs.

8 :: Explain what have you done to improve your knowledge that related to Barista position since the last year?

Try to include improvements that are relevant to the job. A wide variety of activities can be mentioned as positive self-improvement. Have some good ones in handy to mention in this circumstance.

Employers tend to look for goal-oriented applicants. Show a desire for continuous learning by listing your non-work related hobbies. Regardless of what hobbies you choose to present, remember that the goal is to prove self-sufficiency, time management, and motivation.

Everyone should learn from his mistake. I always try to consult my mistakes with my friends and relatives, especially with elder and experienced persons.

9 :: Tell me do you have any experience as a barista?

Yes. I have worked as a coffee brewer at Dunkin Donuts and enjoyed the experience immensely during the three years that I worked.

10 :: Tell me are you a self-taught barista, or do you have any training? Either way, how do you feel your training has prepared you for this career?

No, I am not a self-taught barista. I feel that my training ground has prepared me to be customer-oriented before doing the process of them teaching me to do the task I am assigned to or at. Because I believe the providing customer service is the biggest impact that any company could give to be able to be successful.