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Barista Training Checklist Template

A barista training checklist is used by training supervisors to assess the quality of work, job knowledge, and professional behavior of baristas. It helps to assess baristas if they are following the standard procedures set by the organization.

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Barista Training Checklist Template

Assessment

Guest Experience

Engages guest upon entering the café
Takes order while answering any and all questions
Works to serve and retain guest
Smiles and is friendly in demeanor

Brewed Coffee

Can explain the basics of brewing coffee (extraction, grind setting, coffee to water ratio, turbulence, freshness)
Understands and demonstrates Coffee Freshness Standards
Explains all doses: coffee and water; Half and full brew
Demonstrates abilities in discussing differences in coffee to customers
Keeps the area clean and organized at all times

Hand Brew Bar

Can set pars for brew bar
Can make grind adjustments based on results
Brew properly extracted coffee
Explains all doses: coffee and water; Chemex & Bee House
Demonstrates abilities in discussing differences in coffee to customers
Keeps the area clean and organized at all times

Whole Bean

Demonstrates abilities in discussing differences in coffee to customers
Knows proper procedure for bagging whole bean coffee
Helping guests decide what coffee is best for them
Encourages guests to use whole bean coffee
Can grind coffee according to what method is used
Describes proper and improper ways to store/brew coffee

Espresso Bar

Espresso

Can make grind adjustments
Explains over extraction & under extraction
How to make adjustments based on evaluation
Can make all drinks to Cafe standard
Explains flavor differences in each drink
Espresso, macchiato, sidecar, cappuccino
Tasting and explaining espresso
Single origin and Espresso 700
Properly plates all drinks to Cafe standard

Milk Steaming

Properly steams milk to standard temps for all sizes (135-140 for traditional, 150-160 for all other drinks)
Proper texture for all drinks (Macchiato, cappuccino, latte)

Other

Keeps the bar clean, organized, and stocked at all times
Communicates on bar well and serves drinks in proper time (4 minutes)
Takes ownership of experience from behind the bar
Is efficient and effective on bar even in a rush

Coffee Knowledge

Keeps track of information regarding single origins
Can explain farm information: altitude, varietal, region, processing, farm facts
Can taste and describe coffee tasting notes

Completion

Additional Comments
Barista (Full Name and Signature)
Supervisor (Full Name and Signature)
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