Barista Interview Questions

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  1. 1.

    How do you prevent stress from your personal life entering your professional life?

  2. 2.

    Are you able to work a few hours straight without taking a break?

  3. 3.

    What is the first thing you noticed when you walked into our coffee shop?

  4. 4.

    How do you define good customer service?

  5. 5.

    What do you think are the primary tasks of a barista?

  6. 6.

    Some people are very intense about their coffee orders! If you could not make a customer happy, what would you do?

  7. 7.

    Tell me about a time when you received criticism from your manager. How did you react?

  8. 8.

    Name for me the main types of coffee beans.

  9. 9.

    How important is it to keep the barista station clean during your shift?

  10. 10.

    Tell me about a time when you mixed up a clients' order. How did you fix the situation?

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    Would you give someone you know a free coffee?

  12. 12.

    What is a Caf? Breva, and why can it be challenging to make?

  13. 13.

    What is the difference between a Macchiato, a Latte Macchiato, and a Cappuccino?

  14. 14.

    How well is your memory? Have you ever had to memorize a list of items before?

  15. 15.

    Since you have never worked in a coffee shop before, how do you know you will like it?

  16. 16.

    If a customer said they wanted a double double, what are they referring to?

  17. 17.

    Would you be upset if a customer ordered three drinks and left without tipping?

  18. 18.

    When you visit our coffee shop, what do you order?

  19. 19.

    How do you make a Caf? Latte?

  20. 20.

    How well do you remember names?

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    How well do you handle multiple tasks at once, while remembering names of customers and their complicated drinks?

  22. 22.

    What would you do if a customer asked you about the ingredients in a food or beverage, and you were unsure of the answer?

  23. 23.

    What tools do you need to deliver excellent customer service?

  24. 24.

    How do you get along with others at work?

  25. 25.

    Is compensation the most important factor for you when taking a new job?