- The definition of a barista is someone who brews and sells coffee.
The person who makes coffee drinks at Starbucks is an example of a barista.
A young barista making coffee.
a person who brews and sells coffee, as in a coffeehouse
Origin of baristaItalian person who brews espresso; origin, originally , bartender
An employee of a coffee shop who prepares and serves coffee or other beverages containing coffee.
Origin of baristaItalian, bartender : bar, bar, café (from English bar; see bar 1) + -ista, -ist (from Latin -ista, -istēs, from Greek -istēs, agent n. suff).
- A person who serves behind the counter in a coffee shop.
- Barista, in Italian, is of common gender. For English speakers cursorily familiar with Italian grammar, it may appear feminine on first encounter, as evidenced by the existence of the hypercorrect derivation baristo, intended as its masculine counterpart.