How to Become a Barista | Perfect Coffee

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My name is Mike Jones, and I’m a barista at Third Rail Coffee right by Washington Square Park in New York City. I’m going to teach you some basic coffee-making skills.

How do you become a barista? I just started working at coffee shops, I did a lot of self-teaching where I was spending hours on the internet, buying books, trying to figure out all the different angles like latte art and then where coffee comes from. And then even more detailed scientific aspects. But a lot of cafés now have training programs in place so you can just start working somewhere and go through that. But still that’s also assuming that you want to be working in food service, which you know, isn’t exactly what everyone wants to do, nor is it necessarily lucrative. So what you could do is see if a coffee roaster in your city offers classes. For instance, there’s 3 or 4 main coffee companies in New York where I am that will teach labs for a pretty good price. Like Intelligentsia, Counter Culture, Joe the Art of Coffee are three places in New York where you can go learn the basics of making coffee, latte art, espresso, brewing, milk chemistry and so, as far as being barista in a home setting, that’s a really good way to do it.

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  1. LucidInThought
    August 2, 2012

    the captions for this are amazing XD

  2. pokerfaceSA
    August 16, 2012

    Lmao at the captions!

  3. BYLD
    September 7, 2012

    The captions rocks!

  4. ThaSikeChick
    November 8, 2012

    he looks like the lead from the weezers.

    February 5, 2013

    man, fuck this dude….

  6. Jibbi little
    March 18, 2013

    I lie

  7. Jibbi little
    March 18, 2013

    Sorry i like what you do.. Good video ever for barista

    June 1, 2013

    I learned how to be a "BARISTA" a very easy way. My boss just threw me at the Espresso Bar because someone had called in sick and they had no replacement!!! I worked doing something totally different. She said, "come on!!!" Gave me a paper with a list of how to make the coffee.

  9. TexasPride55
    August 4, 2013

    Came here for Mike Jones jokes…

  10. Chris Gordon
    December 31, 2013

    This is a stupid ass job Tf lame asses

  11. السهم الرائد
    January 8, 2014

    كل زق مافهمنا شي  

  12. Becky Urbansky
    December 3, 2015

    Doing what it takes to get where you need to go, and to help others on their way to a beautiful day!

  13. Keinbernd
    April 25, 2016

    I'm about to start working at Caribou Coffee in a few days. I'm scared.

  14. OmegaTroller
    August 2, 2016

    Please help! I want to became a bartender and I don't know much about coffee but I am planing to apply for a job at a place that serves both coffee and drinks. I can learn to make coffee that isn't a problem but how do I get that cappuccino or latte to the customer without spilling it?

  15. Jose Vicente Arrue
    September 4, 2017

    Good video, I love coffee,

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  16. Freeman Escobar-Santiago
    October 2, 2017


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