Seattle Coffee Works is looking for a few intrepid souls to join our team. Some know us for our Slow Bar which includes a full-on syphon program. Others know us for our extensive Direct Trade sourcing program. Many know us because our two cafes are among the busiest independent cafés in Seattle. We are fiercely independent, small, nimble, and most importantly: an awesome team of coffee professionals. And, we’re growing, a lot!
We’re looking for full-time coffee professionals to help grow our team and company. We have no positions for part-timers, summer interns, or short-term job seekers at this time. If you are committed to becoming a full-time team member and aspire to make your career in the growing specialty coffee trade, please read on.
Why would you want to join us?
+ Coffee Training adjusted to your needs: Extensive initial and on-going training in all coffee brew methods, tasting and scoring coffee farm to cup. We train you to the highest standard and until you can comfortably and consistently make excellent coffee both on our Slow Bar (Chemex, Hario V-60, Vacuum Pot, French Press, Aeropress) and the Espresso Bar. We also provide frequent opportunities to learn more about the entire coffee value chain from farm to cup: origin trips, a coffee lab with state-of-the-art tools, cuppings multiple times per week. If you see coffee through our eyes, you see a never-ending learning opportunity that only starts with being able to make excellent coffee in our cafes and over time expands to an all-encompassing life pursuit.
+ Continuous Education and Training Opportunities inside and outside the company: After the initial training, we provide financial support for team members to develop their coffee knowledge through on-going training and education inside and outside the company.
+ Excellent Coffee and Equipment: A lineup of the most excellent coffees, mostly Direct Trade, and state-of-the-art equipment.
+ Coffee as a Career: We’re looking for team members who are ambitious about coffee, making coffee a long-term career and raising the bar for this industry.
Are we a fit for you?
+ Job vs. Career: Are you ready to fully commit yourself to one place of work and one career? (We find that we’re usually not a good fit for folks who are looking for a supplemental job financing unrelated school work or another passion in their lives.)
+ Hard Work: Are you ready to work really hard both mentally and physically and do whatever it takes to create an excellent coffee experience for each and every customer?
+ Lifelong Learner: Do you see yourself as a lifelong learner, someone who will go out of her or his way to seek additional knowledge?
+ Change: Do you embrace change? Do you excel at leading change?
+ Love for Service: Are you excited about the challenge of making five-star coffee for some of the most discerning customers imaginable?
If you were able to respond with a resounding “YES!” to these questions, we’d love to hear from you.
But wait, there’s more. Does this sound like you?
+ “I want to work weekends and holidays” — We are a highly dedicated group of coffee professionals, and also hospitality professionals. We are EXTRA busy on weekends and holidays. To be on the team, you must expect to work weekends, with two days off on weekdays. We schedule according to business needs and cannot accommodate specific scheduling desires around other activities such as school or personal preferences. We are looking for full-time team members ONLY at this point.
+ “I can live on $35,000” — You can expect to make around $35,000 before taxes per year during your first year. We offer comprehensive health and dental benefits after three months on the team. We also offer paid time off and generous product discounts.
Please send us your resume and a personal statement identifying why you want to pursue a career in coffee and why you want to do so at Seattle Coffee Works to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you!