Approximately, a Barista receives an average salary pay of P10,000 per month.

Basic Educational Requirement

To qualify as Barista, one must have at least a college level of education and must be professionally trained in preparing different kinds of espresso coffee and other blended drinks.

Cost of Training *

A 4-day training program for prospective Baristas is being offered for a fee of approximately P8,500.

Employment Opportunities

A Barista can work either full-time or part time. Students and even those already employed who would like to earn extra income can take on the job on a part-time basis. The demand for Barista is expected to rise simultaneous with the growth in the tourism sector. Among the sub sectors involved in tourism, restaurants and bars will continue to increase in number, resulting to higher demand for workers rendering food and beverage services in specialty stores such as coffee shops. Also, local customers are increasingly patronizing cafe’s and diners and this has spurred the growth in the business creating job opportunities for service workers including Baristas.

Prospects for Career Advancement

Baristas with outstanding performance can move to a managerial position as store manager or assistant store manager, overseeing the food and beverage operations of an Espresso bar or cafe.

Nature of Work

A Barista is a person who prepares coffee drinks in a coffee bar.


Skills and Competencies

Physical Attributes and Characteristics

* Based on 2011 rates.