Why Your Barista Probably Has a College Degree

I have two degrees: a bachelor’s and a master’s. I wrote lots of papers, did lots of math, sang in a choir, and completely bombed a Hebrew class. What I didn’t learn to do was make coffee. (Or speak Hebrew, but that’s my own fault.)

In fact, coffee making wasn’t even an offered course at the universities I attended.

If you can go through four years of undergrad and obtain a bachelor’s without learning how to make coffee, why on earth does Talkdesk say they prefer a college degree for a job as a part-time barista? Here are their requirements:

  • Must be willing to work a part-time schedule from 7:00 AM-10:00 AM M-F
  • 1+ years of Barista experience in a fast-paced environment
  • Maintain confidentiality and discretion within all aspects of this role
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team player; always willing to jump in when needed
  • Excited to be part of a fast-growing startup
  • Preferred college

“No, sir, I can’t tell you what type of coffee the CEO prefers, but if you hang around here he’ll come back and you can see for yourself.” Whew! Thank goodness for discretion!

How on earth did we get to this ridiculous situation?

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