Origin of baristaIt, person who brews espresso; origin, originally , bartender
A young barista making coffee.
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.
An employee of a coffee shop who prepares and serves coffee or other beverages.
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.
- She works as a barista at a local coffee shop some afternoons and in a clothing consignment shop on weekends.
- Some businesses like Starbucks have created "Barista" badges in cooperation with FourSquare, which customers can earn by showing up at the coffee shop.
- The Home Barista also offers fairly comprehensive reviews, particularly for those who love espresso.
- Starbucks also includes a "Barista Badge" which can be earned by checking in to five of their coffee shops.
- "On the house," a barista said, placing a drink before her.