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    Hello.
    Im looking for some advice for starting out in the coffee industry.
    i previously have been working as a mechanical fitter for rio tinto so i have made a big career change. I have just completed a barista course here in perth, now where do i go from here? is a barista course enough to start working in a busy cafe? or do i have to work my way up? i hope not lol
    any advice on this would be great, also if anyone knows places in perth that are hiring that would be great. thanks

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    Re: starting a career in coffee

    Long time to your first post.
    Welcome to Coffee Snobs.

    Originally posted by 100E0A170B1A630 link=1265959100/0#0 date=1265959100
    is a barista course enough to start working in a busy cafe?
    In my opinion, no.
    Maybe a quiet cafe.
    Some cafe owners wont even want to know you without experience.
    Having said that though, I did talk my way into a job at a quiet cafe with just a barista course certificate, a picture or two of my home coffee equipment (he thought I was mad) and an obvious passion for coffee.

    In a busier cafe they may not let you near the machine and youd have to work your way up.

    I think passion is the key.

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    • #3
      Re: starting a career in coffee

      I recently got a part time job at a coffee bar as a barista(of course after being trained), with no previous jobs or training, straight out of high school. I did mention home roasting and the effort I put into the coffee at home.

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        Re: starting a career in coffee

        Originally posted by 5947435E42532A0 link=1265959100/0#0 date=1265959100
        I have just completed a barista course here in perth, now where do i go from here? is a barista course enough to start working in a busy cafe? or do i have to work my way up? i hope not lol

        Your best bet is to shortlist the places where you would like to work. Research them and find out as much about them as you can  - then approach them when they are not flat strap busy with a resume in hand.

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        Good luck!

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