Barista Training

overview

We have a short process in becoming a Freedom Café barista. The steps below will get you started.

  • Signup today

    Once you sign up, we will add you to our Sling.is scheduling and communication network.
  • Read through our barista handbook

    Walk through the workings of the Freedom Cafe
  • Take our short quiz

    Let us know how much of the handbook you remember
  • RSVP and attend a training event

    Our training events occur biweekly until mid-semester
  • Be assigned a Master Barista that fits your schedule

    Under a Master Barista, you will train for your first 15 hours

Barista Training

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Barista Training

faq

Faq

1What if I don't feel confident to barista after my training and shadowing?
To help move our trainees forward, we observe that it takes about 15 hours of training until someone is ready to go it alone. If you don't think you are ready, just let your Master Barista know.
2What if there isn't a training event available?
No problem. You can always attend one of our educational events, and move forward to your training. Just contact me at dan@freedomcafe.org or talk to your Master Barista.
3What if I am no longer able to volunteer?
We understand that things come up. I mean, you're an over-worked college student. Just let us know that you are having to step down for the time being. You can always come back anytime.
4I'm having a hard time signing up for shifts
Whether it's a problem with sling, or simply a low availability of shifts for your available time, just let me know. We'll figure it out.
Hint: make sure you update your availability with sing each semester.
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