Barista Interview Questions
Describe a situation in which you solved a problem with the help of your coworkers. How did working with others help solve the problem?
How would you handle a customer who was angry because of a mistake you made?
Describe the most stressful work environment you've been in. How did you handle the stress?
How do you deliver excellent customer service?
Describe your previous experience in the service industry.
How would you describe your skills as a salesperson?
How do you stay focused while doing a simple, repetitive task?
Do you have a strong memory? Have you ever had to memorize a long list of items before?
Why do you want to work for our café? What have you tasted from our café?
Do you drink coffee/tea? What is your favorite coffee/tea drink?
Do you have any experience operating an espresso machine?
What is your experience with press pots, a pour-over bar and siphon pots? What are the differences between coffees made with each method?
General Job Interview Questions
In addition to job specific interview questions, you will also be asked more general questions about your employment history, education, strengths, weaknesses, achievements, goals and plans. Here's a list of the most common interview questions and examples of answers.