Barista – Hotel Forty Five

Department: Food and Beverage

Reports to: Food and Beverage Manager

Status: Non-Exempt

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The Coffee Barista will be able to prepare and serve hot and cold beverages, including various types of coffee and tea.  Barista responsibilities include educating customers on our drinks menu, making recommendations based on their preferences, up-selling special items and taking orders.

Hotel Forty Five, owned by IDP Properties and Mainsail Lodging & Development, is a 94-room boutique hotel in Macon, Georgia. Joining Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio, an exceptional collection of independent hotels and resorts with unique personalities and spirit, Hotel Forty Five celebrates the building’s original character and historic significance. Each of Hotel Forty Five’s rooms and suites immerse guests in a timeless experience, providing the ideal space to rest and recharge. Vintage design elements with rich contrasting colors and copper metal accents are featured throughout creating a redefined yet classic finish. Hotel Forty Five boasts three different dining concepts, LoomHightales Rooftop Bar and Reckon Coffee & Wine Bar. Occupying one of downtown Macon’s few remaining historic high-rises, the boutique hotel is aptly named after its location on an iconic 45-degree angle, formed by Cherry and First Streets with Cotton Avenue. For more information visit hotelfortyfive.com, or follow along on InstagramTwitter and Facebook.

Essential Functions

  • Greet customers as they approach the coffee bar
  • Give customers menus and answer their questions regarding ingredients
  • Take orders while paying attention to details (e.g. preferences of coffee blend, dairy and sugar ratios)
  • Prepare beverages following recipes
  • Serve beverages and snacks such as cookies, pastries and muffins, sandwiches
  • Receive and process payments (cash and credit cards)
  • Keep the inside of the bar/service area clean
  • Maintain stock of clean mugs, cups and plates
  • Check if brewing equipment operates properly and report any maintenance needs
  • Comply with health and safety regulations
  • Communicate customer feedback to managers.
  • Maintains Company Core Values and professional attitude.
  • Other duties as assigned by management

Qualification Standards


Education & Experience

  • Previous work experience as a Barista or Sever
  • Hands-on experience or knowledge with how brewing equipment operates
  • Knowledge of sanitation regulations
  • Flexibility to work various shifts
  • Basic math skills
  • Ability to gauge customers’ preferences
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High school diploma; relevant training is a plus.
  • Previous hospitality experience preferred
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to use technology e.g. tablets, iPads


Physical Demands

  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift 20 lbs. and/or more.
  • Long hours sometimes required and various shifts.
  • Ability to work in an outside environment.


Mental Demands

  • Make sound judgments quickly
  • Work on multiple tasks
  • Able to take direction
  • Ability to work effectively in stressful, high pressure situations

Career Information

Date Posted:
April 6, 2023

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