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barista (bəˈrɪstə Pronunciation for barista

Definitions

noun

  1. a person who makes and serves coffee in a coffee bar

Word Origin

C20: Italian: literally, bartender

Example Sentences Including 'barista'

' How to become a barista On-the-job training with an independent cafe or restaurant.
The Australian (2004)
Energize Cafe barista Robert Gizelis only managed to make four espressos in his 15 minutes.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2004)
Organic Monmouth coffee to finish: my latte is OK but with froth instead of the thick, creamy swirl that a good barista produces.
Times, Sunday Times (2005)
She said something to the barista , who supplied her with a mineral water.
Val McDermid THE LAST TEMPTATION (2002)

Comments

Comment byElaine on 6 Jul 2012

In India, this word us also used to describe the place where you buy and consume coffee and snacks, as in 'let's find a barista for lunch'.

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