Definition of barista
: a person who makes and serves coffee (such as espresso) to the public
Recent Examples of barista from the Web
Did the barista remember you like an extra shot of espresso in your latte?
Another current barista also shared that corporate doesn't want employees in the stores to interact with customers as much.
DeLogé, a Montana native, was a college dropout who’d worked for years as a barista before enrolling in Galvanize’s coding classes and finding a new life as a programmer.
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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: 1982
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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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