Barista cover letters (5 samples)


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Page last updated: 18/10/2022

This blog post will show samples of “barista cover letters.”

Samples of barista cover letters

To get a barista position, you need a well-written cover letter that showcases your passion for and dedication to the industry. When writing a barista cover letter these are some of the essential things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient or hiring manager).”
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Write a short sentence about why you’re interested in the position.
  • State your skills and work experience; ensure they are similar to the job position. When stating your skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Barista cover letters”

“Dear Three Bean Cafe,

Your job posting regarding your open barista position really caught my eye. As a capable multitasker with great customer service skills, I believe I would be a strong addition to your team.Crafting the perfect cup of coffee is something I am very passionate about. My thorough, detail-focused attitude means I am committed to getting rich shots and flawless foam every time. The job posting mentions that you are seeking someone who thrives in high-pressure situations, and my previous experience with making coffee during the morning rush has prepared me well to perform quickly and consistently even when lines start to reach the door. I am able to easily divide my attention between tasks without sacrificing drink quality or customer service. Even under pressure, I love to set the tone for a patron’s stay at the cafe by creating a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. I pride myself on my ability to remember the names and orders of every regular, and I always provide service with a smile. Coffee brings people together, and I am happy to be part of that process.I hope you’ll agree that my qualifications are suitable to your needs. I would welcome an opportunity to speak with you about how I could bring my attention to detail and warm personality to the Three Bean Cafe. Thank you for your consideration.

John Doe”

Sample 2: “Barista cover letters”

“Sofia Flores

(123) 456-7891

May 1, 2018

Dear Hiring Manager,

I am not just another young adult looking for a job at a coffee shop. I live and breathe coffee, and I absolutely adore Cloud Clearwater. I am excited to apply for the Barista opening at Cloud Clearwater because I am passionate about foam, caffeine, and smiling, and I love the inviting atmosphere.

At my last position as Barista for the coffee shop at Retail Ocean, I perfected our signature coffee swirl in a record two weeks. In 14 days, I learned to not only make the lattes themselves but also craft an absolutely perfect Retail Ocean wave atop the steaming cup, and I know that I could quickly learn to craft any foam creation for this new position. Beyond that, I would love to branch out from my coffee interests to pastries, teas, and the other menu items offered at Cloud Clearwater.

I am outgoing, extroverted, and would easily blend with the already vibrant staff employed with Cloud Clearwater. I work extremely well under pressure, and I am able to grin on cue despite the morning and evening rushes that might stress some people out. In addition to all of these skills, I also have a fantastic memory and have been known to memorize drink orders to faces, therefore speeding up clogged lines. Along with these behind-the-counter talents, I am also dedicated to the tasks that aren’t coffee related too. Stocking can be fun, and I would love to join the team to be the Barista you need when you need it!

Thank you so much for your consideration, and I hope to hear from you soon. I can be reached at either or (123) 456-7891.


Sofia Flores”

Sample 3: “Barista cover letters”

“Today’s Date

Hiring Manager’s Name

123 Company Address

City, State, Zip Code


Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

I’m thrilled to be applying for the barista position at [Company’s Name] as referred to me by [Employee or Regular Customer Name]. Given your store’s reputation for exceptional craft coffee and customer service, I’m eager to contribute my experience, knowledge, and passion to your team.

Having over two years of experience as a shift supervisor, I am skilled in training other baristas and creating a line of communication between team members and management to ensure efficient service during high-volume periods. While I’d love the opportunity to bring that leadership experience to your store, my real passion lies in the coffee. From crafting espresso-based drinks to prepping a pour-over, sending customers off with an unbeatable beverage is what makes me love this career more and more each day.

I’ve noticed that [Company’s Name] has been expanding into the retail sector and is now offering wholesale beans as well as at-home grinding and brewing devices. Being passionate about sharing coffee tips and tricks with customers, I’m looking forward to employing my background as a retail associate to the achievement of your sales goals and spreading some coffee knowledge with the community.

I’d love the chance to talk to you more face-to-face and show you what I can do behind the bar. Email me at or call me at (xxx)-xxx-xxxx to set up an interview at your earliest convenience. I look forward to hearing from you!


Your Name”

Sample 4: “Barista cover letters”

“Dear Mr. Paul Hendricks:

I am applying for the role of Barista at Purple Valley Roasters. I have extensive experience working in a bakery/café where my role included taking customer orders, working the cash register and managing other employees to make sure everyone is staying on task. I have a friendly demeanor and love interacting with customers on a daily basis. I have inventory management experience, as one of my primary responsibilities in my previous role was ensuring that the bakery was always full stocked.

  • My other qualifications include:
  • Currently running a bakery which serves customers daily
  • Proficient at operating a cash register
  • Extensive inventory management experience
  • Completely comfortable greeting customers, taking & fulfilling orders

I am a fast learner and am willing to work overtime and weekends to perfect the art of making coffee. Thank you for your consideration.

Best Regards,

Samantha Smith”

Sample 5: “Barista cover letters”

“Shawn Vernon


Grand Cafe

3465 Johnny Lane

Sheboygan Falls, WI 53219

Dear Shawn,

Fall is my favorite season. And it’s not because of the nostalgic weather or the colors on the streets. I’m waiting an entire year to finally put my hands on your spiced latte that you serve only then. There’s something to it that brings my friends and me together. 

I’ve been growing my barista skills in busy chain cafés for 2+ years now. I’m also currently working towards a Culinary Arts degree at Wisconsin Culinary College, where Hospitality, Customer Service, and Beverage Operations Management are part of the coursework. A year ago, I received my Barista Guild Certification Level 2 from the Barista Guild of America.

Indeed, the certification is an achievement, but so is a year as a Barista & Cafe Server at Costa Coffee with a 99.3% CSAT based on receipt surveys. One of the customers called me out in their review, saying it’d been the fastest and best coffee they’d ever drunk. Ultimately, it made him stay in the coffee shop to work from there instead of the office that day. He loved the atmosphere and the friendliness of the staff he met. Jeff has his dedicated table at the café now.

I was thrilled to see a posting for a barista job at Grand Cafe because I’ve been your customer for as long I can only remember. It feels like home to me, and I’m not the only one who thinks that way. Knowing what my friends and family say about the place and looking at the reviews online, I’m positive it’s the place you want to come back to each day.

Let’s arrange a meeting or call to discuss my barista and customer service skills that you and Grand Cafe’s clients will surely benefit from.

With kind regards,

Bill Kirkland”

Frequently Asked Questions: Samples of barista cover letters

Do you need a cover letter for a barista job?

Yes, a cover letter proves you have the skills and personality to land the perfect position.

How do you answer, ‘what is your strength as a barista’?

“My strengths include my ability to multitask, my attention to detail, and my work speed. I can keep up with and stay organized in a fast-paced work environment. I am also quick to adapt to new situations, and I am resilient and not easily frustrated.”

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