Park West, Chicago

Department of Coffee and Social Affairs is an award-winning specialty coffee company headquarter in London, United Kingdom, founded in December 2010.  now opened in Chicago and are looking for experienced baristas to join a growing team. The Coffee Program is made up of two elements.  One element is the range of single origin coffees they source and have on offer at any given time. The second element is the Barista Training Program.



Baristas are required to have a great nose for coffee and utilise all of their senses. Baristas must be passionate about coffee and have a keen understanding of brew ratios, extractions, milk texturizing and latte art. As well as having a good skill set in coffee making, the barista has an important role culturally within a shop. Being able to concentrate on the job at hand as well as engaging with customers is all part of a day's work. There are 3 levels of barista in this business - the first two levels contain modules for you to complete testing your knowledge as you go, and the third is based on overall performance, ability to train, delegate and lead fellow baristas.


  • Must be approachable and willing to learn
  • Must have an open mind and take direction well
  • Must be a team player who is good at multitasking
  • Must be flexible and able to help around the house if necessary
  • Must be personable and quick at the same time


Salary is based on experience