China Town, San Francisco


In the early 2000s, in Oakland, California, a slightly disaffected freelance musician and coffee lunatic, weary of the commercial coffee enterprise and stale, overly roasted beans, decided to open a roaster for people who were clamoring for the actual taste of fresh coffee. Using a minuscule six-pound batch roaster, he made a historic vow: “I will only sell coffee less than 48 hours out of the roaster to my guests, so they may enjoy coffee at peak flavor. I will only use the finest, most delicious, and responsibly sourced beans.” This is what Blue Bottle Coffee was and still is today.


The ideal barista is someone who is passionate about coffee, food and creating incredible guest experiences grounded in respect, empathy, and recognition. This person should be excited about working in a team environment. This person will be a professional who is serious about their work but who doesn’t take him or herself so seriously. They should be reliable and consistent.


  • Must love honing their craft
  • Must be dedicated to team and guests
  • Must have food handler’s certificate or get it within 30 days of being hired
  • Must have a flexible schedule with weekend availability
  • Must have knowledge of Blue Bottle Coffee

Salary is $14.25 an hour + tips