Now Hiring: Lead Barista & Brewing Manager for The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room

As we ramp up for our Fall 2017 opening of The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room we are searching for a Lead Barista & Brewing Manager for The Crown.

Passionate about specialty coffee & service? This is for you. Read the full Job Description here.

Lead Barista & Brewing Manager Core Responsibilities

Front of House Leadership & Beverage Excellence (50-75% of time)

  • Manage front of house operations in partnership with General Manager & Creative Director.
  • Lead by example and ensure all drinks produced are exceptional.
  • Co-create Rotating coffee menu based on fresh crop arrivals twice a month.
  • Push the boundaries on what a world-class coffee bar can be to a curious clientele, focusing on customer service, drink excellence and consistency.
  • Work Events and be “the face” of The Crown tasting room. Here, you’ll serve green buyers, coffee roasters, agronomists, coffee producers & the general public. Do you like talking about coffee with industry leaders? This is for you.
  • Organize & Lead public facing coffee events ranging from public cuppings, to brew demos to lectures alongside other key staff.
  • Oversee 2-3 Barista staff.

SCA Certified Brewing Lab within The Crown (25-35% of time)

  • Experimentation with brewing, grinding & water science in collaboration with the rest of The Crown team.
  • Support the SCA Certified Brewing Lab within The Crown as is related to Cup Preparation.
  • Work with rest of The Crown team  to ensure newest discoveries & lab operations in the SCA Certified Brewing Lab within The Crown translates into a retail setting.
  • Provide content about coffee and industry trends via newsletter, blog, website and social media.

Collaboration & Cross Functional Success (10% of time)

  • Apprentice in other key areas of The Crown on a rotating basis to ensure tasting room operation is fulling synced with all other aspects of the space. More importantly, to continue to grow as a coffee professional.
  • Further Royal Coffee, Inc. client’s understanding of brewing as requested by Royal Coffee, Inc. traders and staff.
  • Work with The Crown team and other key colleagues to ensure The Crown is at the forefront of the speciality coffee industry.

About You

  • Passionate about the speciality coffee industry, committed to transparency and collaborative in nature.
  • 4+ years centered on cup preparation, whether as a barista, trainer or consultant.
  • Role Model & proven manager and/or leader.
  • Clear & direct verbal & written communicator.
  • This is a unique opportunity for a creative self-starter looking to move the speciality coffee industry forward & grow their career.
  • You are looking to help build a highly innovative speciality coffee hub from the ground up.
  • Social Media & Marketing Experience is not required, but welcomed.


  • Health, Vision and Dental
  • Gym Membership
  • 401K Match
  • Profit Sharing
  • Paid Time Off
  • Access to some of the best coffees in the world with cutting edge technology and the freedom to explore them.

How to Apply