Barista Training


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 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
  • Shadow an established barista for 15 hours

    Anytime you are ready, you can begin training my shadowing one of our baristas.

Barista Training

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Barista Training



1What if I don't feel confident to barista after my training and shadowing?
To help move our trainees forward, we automatically upgrade them after 15 hours of shadowing. If you don't think you are ready, just let us 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 shadowing. Just contact me at
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 wheniwork, 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 wheniwork each semester.
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