Barista cover letter

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Barista cover letter

To be considered for top barista jobs, your cover letter must demonstrate your skills and experience, as well as your passion for your work. Does that sound like a tall order? Don't sweat it. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for a barista, or download the barista cover letter template in Word. 

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The median salary for baristas is $11.57 per hour and can range from around $10 to $14.25, according to Monster data. The Monster Salary Tool can show you what you might earn in your area.

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Barista cover letter template


Jay Martin
Sometown, OR 55555 | (555) 555-5555 |

November 20, 2017

Ms. Emma Fowler
HR Manager
ABC Company
55 Belmont Dr.
Sometown, OR 55555

Re: Barista, Advertised on Monster

Dear Ms. Fowler:

I love people and I love coffee, so it's easy to see why my friends and family say I was "born to barista." In my current role as a barista for XYZ Coffeehouse, I prepare premium-quality beverages, deliver service excellence, cultivate repeat business and advance team success. I’ve contributed to the business winning local awards, including Sometown's "Best Cup of Coffee,"; "Best Coffeehouse" and "Best Place for a Coffee Date."

During my career as a professional barista, I've earned a reputation as…

  • A "Java Jedi": With A-Z coffee knowledge that spans everything from Americano drinks to Zimbabwe bean blends, I'm affectionately known as the "Java Jedi" by customers and co-workers. I take pride in delighting customers and generating impressive revenues. Examples include my “Cinna-S’more” coffee roast blend (a top seller during the 2016 and 2017 holiday seasons) and & "Mocha Madness" iced and hot beverage recipes (local favorites that are highly Instagrammed).
  • A Planner of Sales-Driving, Community-Minded Events: I've helped organize events that increased sales and promoted strong business-community ties, including high school art exhibits, an espresso-tasting fundraiser for Sometown Opera and food drives for Sometown Food Bank.

I don't just want to punch a timeclock and collect a paycheck. What motivates me is brightening a customer's day; advancing community goodwill; and creating a thriving, local "hub" where people can gather to enjoy lively conversation, find a homey second office, escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, support local artists and, of course, enjoy a great cup of coffee.

After 25 years in business, XYZ Coffeehouse is preparing to close its doors permanently. If you agree that I'm the type of customer-centric and innovative barista you are seeking, please contact me at (555) 555-5555 or email to schedule a meeting. Thank you.


Jay Martin
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