If you get excited by every step of the coffee making process, care about the sustainability of the industry, you can tell the difference between a Natural Brazilian and a Washed Ethiopian with a blindfold on - Cloud Picker coffee has an exciting opportunity for you.
Cloud Picker is in search of their next Head of Coffee, based at our cafe at 42 Pearse St. Our aim is to provide the best coffee experience Europe has to offer! This position is ideal for an established barista who knows the international specialty coffee industry like the back of their hand! Attention to detail, motivation and coffee focus is imperative to this position, along with the passion and desire to be the best barista they can be.
The ideal candidate will be a motivating force within the team and larger organisation, a creative thinker who enjoys working closely with people. A thirst for new knowledge and a willingness to share expertise with staff and customers. Experience training personnel within the speciality coffee industry with a focus on customer service, overall atmosphere and of course coffee!
This position is independent from the cafe manager position, you will be supported and expected to uphold the Cloud Picker ethos and have input on menu design and drinks development. A creative and dynamic thinker with a genuine interest in driving coffee standards, service and training.
What we're looking for:
In depth knowledge of espresso and filter coffee and the ability to dial in multiple recipes for numerous coffees at any one time
Comprehensive knowledge of coffee regions, processes and varieties
Prior practical experience in speciality coffee industry essential to this role - Barista/ head Barista role
Good knowledge of coffee Equipment and trends within the space.
Experience in barista and cafe training
Ability and understanding in ordering coffee for the cafe and keeping sufficient stock levels
Understanding towards the need of resting coffee
In depth knowledge around coffee equipment and upkeep including fault management
Self-driven and takes responsibility for decision making
A natural leader and born motivator
Creative thinker with a developed palate
Ambition, commitment to the role and a love of the service industry
Strong customer service skills
SCA Accreditation of benefit but not required
Experience or the desire to compete in barista competitions of benefit but not required
International experience of benefit but not required
Some of the kicks we offer:
Access to the best equipment and brands in the industry
Access to competitions and industry events
Work closely with the roastery team
An ever rotating range of specialty coffee offers
Staff coffee perks
Cloud Picker is an Equal opportunities employer.
Applicants should be fluent in English and be eligible to work full time in Ireland.
This is a full time position, with availability required over weekends.