We empower baristas
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
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.
Find engineers and equipment suppliers that will support your objectives
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.
Free up cash
Free up capital for growth or dividend
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.
Advance your career
There are many opportunities for a career in coffee if you know where to look
Barista Life 2017
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.