Equal Exchange Espresso Barista

Equal Exchange

About the organization

Work for Fair Trade: Be an Equal Exchange Barista!

Equal Exchange Espresso is opening a second café in the Seattle area. Our objectives are to promote Equal Exchange’s mission to support small-scale farmers by providing high-quality food & beverages and creating an inclusive and welcoming space for customers and staff. If you love coffee, community and customer service, please consider joining our team!

We are currently hiring for:
> 2-3 shifts in our Shoreline cafe, to start immediately
> all shifts in our Ballard cafe, to start in late October


> Make customers feel valued in a community environment
> Efficiently prepare consistently high-quality espresso and coffee drinks
> Prepare and serve a variety of food items
> Maintain equipment and facilities through hourly, daily, and weekly cleaning tasks
> Receive and unload orders
> Stock ingredients and supplies
> Accurately operate POS system and count drawer at change of shift
> Participate in promotional activities as needed
> Demonstrate knowledge of Equal Exchange’s producer partners and trading model


> Able to work independently and as part of a team
> Able to communicate well with customers & co-workers
> Able to create an inclusive and welcoming space for customers and co-workers
> Able to effectively problem solve with customers and co-workers
> Previous retail food service experience
> Previous cash handling experience
> Previous espresso experience preferred
> Able to stand for 6-8 hours (with breaks)
> Able to lift 40 pounds overhead
> Passionate about Equal Exchange's mission
> Reliability and punctuality a must!


$12/hour plus tips

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Visit https://equalexchange.coop/about/our-cafes/espresso-bar to learn more.

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