New York City

MATTER is a coffee bar in the heart of vintage Bay Ridge. They are searching for a talented, experienced barista with the desire, skill and personality to join their coffee program!

MATTER proudly partners with Cafe Grumpy to deliver the expertly crafted coffee drinks that their guests have come to expect. Joining them, you will have the opportunity to hone your craft via the barista training program through Cafe Grumpy. Their bar uses a Synesso MVP, along with Mahlkonig K30 Air.


The ideal team member will be responsible for dialing in to ensure that each cup is served at consistently high standards. You will be the primary point of contact between MATTER and the community and must provide service with a high attention to detail, strong work ethic and above all, warmth and humor!


  • A minimum of 1 year working in a high-end third wave coffee environment; 2+ years in a third wave environment preferred

  • Highly skilled in all aspects of coffee preparation: brewing, dialing in the espresso machine, latte art, creation of specialty drinks, etc.

  • NY Food Handler's Certification preferred

  • Dedicated to hospitality- To your team and your guests- you model empathy

  • A strong coffee advocate with a desire to share your passion with patrons and staff

  • Efficient, systemic, yet obsessed with the details

  • Reliable and consistent with excellent communications skills

  • A problem solver with leadership skills and eager to learn and improve

  • Deliver impeccable hospitality to our guests and teammates

  • Dialing in espresso, latte art, various methods of brewing

  • Expedite food orders to the kitchen, running orders and clearing tables

  • Maintain work area, and daily maintenance of coffee/espresso equipment

  • Cultivate positive, proactive relationships with all coworkers

  • Regularly taste coffee drinks made by you and other baristas, to maintain standards and develop palate

  • Support your team in keeping the cafe running smoothly and beautifully


Salary is $13.00-15.00/Hour