Empowering Baristas

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Find out how baristas use United Baristas to lift coffee quality, advance their careers and succeed in business



Take a Step Forward

Equip your coffee programme by buying coffee equipment from other baristas

Marketplace

Jehn, Small White Elephant

Small White Elephant, Peckham


Buying and selling the espresso machines through United Baristas Marketplace was easy

Jehn, owner, Small White Elephant

Jehn opened Small White Elephant in Peckham in 2014 on a tight budget and with a can-do attitude. This year she sold her decade-old, workhorse La Marzocco Linea and bought a barely used, ex-demo GB5 on United Baristas Marketplace.

The new machine has supported Small White Elephant’s business objectives by helping to further lift coffee quality, reduce running and maintenance costs, and provides a better set up for their baristas.

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Smooth Operator

Find engineers and equipment suppliers that will support your objectives

Workshop

London Grind

London Grind

United Baristas Workshop allows baristas to find engineers in their area, and to rate the quality of their work

Sam, head of coffee, Grind

Having grown quickly since their inception in 2011 the team at Grind now have to manage a large fleet of espresso machines spread across their various London locations. By taking out a service contact, each machine undergoes routine bi-annual preventative maintenance on site by an engineer.

Operations-savvy, specialty coffee businesses of all sizes are now maximising their commercial opportunities and customer service as well as minimising their running costs through preventative maintenance.

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Marketplace

Origin Coffee Aircraft Factory London

Origin Coffee at The Aircraft Factory, Hammersmith

 

United Baristas Marketplace allows us to sell used items to baristas who are looking for quality, used coffee equipment

Tom, owner, Origin Coffee

With its own coffee shops, a roastery in Cornwall and an espresso machine workshop in London, Origin have espresso machines spread across the country. By regularly selling unused equipment, the Origin team can make the most of their space and ensure they’re best using their money to further their business and coffee objectives.

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Advance your career

There are many opportunities for a career in coffee if you know where to look

Barista Life 2017

United Baristas Roundtable at La Marzocco, London, November 2016

United Baristas Roundtable at La Marzocco, London, November 2016

This year we exploring the opportunities and challenges baristas face when building a career in the coffee industry. By openly sharing their insights and experiences, participants at United Baristas Roundtables are able to gain new perspectives and explore new options.

The discussion was immensely interesting and it was exciting and encouraging for me personally

Tom, barista, Timberyard

Barista Life 2017 grew out of discussions at the 2016 Roundtables and the identification of the importance of better understanding the opportunities and challenges when building a career in coffee.

Barista Life 2017

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