Definition of barista
: a person who makes and serves coffee (such as espresso) to the public
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It was reported at 10:55 p.m. June 22 that a man was making inappropriate comments to a barista at Starbucks, 38 S. La Grange Road.
Reggie Borges, a spokesman for Starbucks’ corporate office in Seattle, said earlier this month that the company was working with the barista and using the incident as a teaching moment.
Walker and Cervantes plan on handing out fliers and stickers outside Starbucks stores near the Pride parade route Sunday, as well as talking to Starbucks baristas at those stores about their parental-leave experiences.
Different students have different specialties, some cooking, some serving as baristas.
Leroy Hayes, who serves as barista at the Starbucks coffee counter, recently moved to the new CBD location from the Liberty's Kitchen on Broad Street.
More corporate spaces are offering workers the full cafe experience, with high-end coffee and real baristas.
The latest corporate perk is a barista who knows how to pour.
Did the barista remember you like an extra shot of espresso in your latte?
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Origin and Etymology of barista
Italian, person working behind a bar, from bar bar (from English) + - ista 1-ist
First Known Use: 1982See Words from the same year
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Definition of barista for English Language Learners
: someone who makes and serves coffee and coffee drinks (such as cappuccino) to customers
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