301 – Time Management (Preview)

Time management is crucial to your success as a barista. Any coffee shop owner will tell you that promptness is one of the highest factors in retention of baristas. Why is this so important?

Well, there are a number of reasons, but one of the most prevalent is the fact that making great coffee drinks doesn’t happen instantly. It takes time to dial in the right espresso drink. It takes time for things to warm up in the morning. This is why it’s important to plan ahead. Getting up early to open a coffee shop starts the night before.

Sleep is vital to a successful career as a barista. Sleep keeps you sharp and in tune with your customers and the drinks they love. You don’t want them waiting on you or your equipment. Nor do you want them to drink an inferior drink because you were too hungover from the night before that you messed up one or more of the many variables involved.

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