On Barista Exchange from time to time we help retailers with an actual Barista Exchange and we have a new opportunity for anyone who is interested.
There is a great shop in Calgary, CAN owned and operated by a Mother and Son, who are past graduates of the American Barista & Coffee School. They have a 6200 sq ft bakery as well as a brand new 2100 sq ft cafe. They also service the local farmers market. Right now my friend Pierre (the son of Marie the owner) is managing the coffee bar and is looking for someone to come to Calgary to work along side him in the cafe.
The cafe is very new, the have a PID's La Marzocco GB5 and use coffee from multiple roasters. It is called "A Ladybug Cafe" and the shop is located in a very nice part of Calgary.
They live in a large house only minutes away from the shop, and an apartment is available for the excahnge-barista to stay in. As Pierre also lives on premise, a male barista is preferred but not a requirement. There is also the potential for the exchange-barista to have use of a sports car while living in Calgary if interested. If not necessary, there is plenty of public transportation to take to the cafe and downtown. The apartment would be FREE of charge to the interested and selected barista.
Work permits will need to be arranged and the owners are researching the details on what an exchange would take. Canadian citizens encouraged, but if they find the right person they are willing to do what it takes to give someone this opportunity.
They are looking for a barista to come and work for 3 to 6 months.
The selected barista will be paid $12/hr + tips. The tips are pooled and split evenly once a week and generally tips for a barista are around $120-$150 per week.
The work week would likely be Wed/Thursday 10am-4pm and Fri-Sun 9am-4pm. More hours would be available if interested.
Address of the cafe is:
2132-10 Aspen Stone Blvd
Calgary, ALberta T3H 0K3
If you would like to email me at email@example.com
with a resume AND cover letter explaining why you would be the perfect fit for this exchange and I can compile and forward on to them for you. I am helping in the selection process as much as I can.
Marie and Pierre are very sweet people and would be very gracious hosts. I plan to also come up and do a couple days of training soon at there shop.
Here is a short video
of Pierre doing a demo for the Calgary Farmers Market
Thanks and this will be quite an experience for someone. Looking forward to seeing it come to fruition.
- Matt Milletto