How to Become a Master Barista

Learn what it takes to become a Master Barista, and learn a  skill for life

There is no doubt that coffee society has exploded in the last 1 or 2 decades, with coffee shops popping up on every street corner. Starbucks has become a major multi-national franchise with coffee shops all over the world. Smaller independent coffee shops have also sprung up in villages, towns and cities and it is not uncommon to see 2 or 3 coffee shops within a small vicinity of a medium sized village or small town.

As a result, the demand for Baristas has increased, and it has become a viable career option for many.

So what does it take to become a barista or a master barista. Well there are a number of different routes that people can take in the same way as there are a number of ways to get into many other careers. 

Option 1 - Get relevant Work Experience at a local coffee shop

Like most careers, it is important if not essential to get good experience under your belt, and becoming a Barista is no different.

But expect to start at the bottom doing the grunt work and then working your way up.

And becoming a barista is not just the ability to make a great cup of coffee (whether that's a simple Americano or complex Latte or Cappuccino).