Join our team

Join the Swing’s Coffee Roasters team of dedicated mission-driven coffee specialists. We bring passion, knowledge, skill, and innovation to coffee. Our drive and attention to detail can be seen in everything we do. From the design of our shops, the quality, and innovation of our coffee roastery, our participation in local communities, to our ethically sourced coffees and our environmentally responsible practices, Swing’s is always working to innovate and elevate!

As an employee of Swing’s Coffee Roasters, we encourage staff to pursue their passion and interests in coffee and provide staff the training and tools they need to succeed. Employees have the opportunity to participate in weekly coffee cuppings, local and national barista competitions, and so much more. Swing’s is a small but growing company, and we do our best to provide a growth path to employees pursuing coffee as their chosen profession. Be a part of a team that brings superior coffee products to our local communities and businesses.

Swing’s pays a living wage and all of our positions offer the chance to advance depending on your particular skill set. Swing’s Coffee does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. Benefits include access to health care, retirement funding, paid vacation and more.


17th & G Street location - Barista


Work on the front line of our retail division, represent Swing’s and serve as the last link in the seed-to-cup chain. Prepare and serve coffee, espresso, and other beverages and serve baked goods to customers.


  • Customer service/food service/retail experience
  • Specialty coffee experience a plus, not a prerequisite
  • HS diploma or GED


  • Retail/customer service standards: understand standards of conduct in retail setting, importance of honesty, integrity, and respect for customers and coworkers
  • Food safety standards: understand importance of hygiene and cleanliness in food & beverage preparation
  • Coffee & Espresso: employees are expected to understand our drink menu and coffee offerings; also, preparation standards/recipes and best practices must be followed


  • Customer Service/good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Cash Handling/math skills
  • Coffee skills/espresso drink preparation/palate development
  • Organizational skills/cleaning/stocking
  • Cooperation/teamwork/positive attitude
  • Ability to stand for extended amount of time, abide repetitive motions, and lift up to 35lbs


Specialty coffee shop:

  • Dynamic, fast-paced retail environment: sometimes very busy, very noisy during “rush” times
  • Early morning shifts, weekend shifts (at Del Ray, Saturdays at 14th & G)


  • Arrive at work on time, follow company dress code, abide standards of conduct
  • Work efficiently, multitasking in a fast-paced environment
  • Maintain clean work area and retail space, follow safe food-handling practices, refrain from eating and excessive phone use while at work
  • Maintain composure and focus during busy times; communicate effectively with customers
  • Stay motivated and active during slow times; perform side-work tasks (cleaning/stocking/etc)
  • Follow instructions from supervisors, cooperate with fellow coworkers, follow best practices
  • Treat customers, coworkers, managers, and company property with respect


  • Welcome and attend to customers. Answer questions about food, beverages, and coffee offerings. Provide pleasant and courteous service
  • Maintain tidy and organized bakery display
  • Ensure supply of fresh batch-brewed coffee
  • Stock and clean the store (set up coffee portions, lids, straws, napkins; wipe down counters/tables, etc.)
  • Prepare and serve brewed coffee, pourovers, iced coffee, tea, etc.
  • Prepare and serve espresso-based beverages; maintain espresso quality by dialing-in and checking-in
  • Call out drink orders clearly with confident delivery
  • Wash dishes, sweep & mop floor, clean restrooms, take out trash & recycling
  • Attend training and education sessions to develop and enhance skills and expertise in coffee
  • Other tasks as assigned (*keyholding* baristas may be asked to open & setup or close & lockup)


Commercial use coffee grinders

  • Coffee grinders- Mahlkonig, Ditting

Commercial use coffee or iced tea makers

  • Batch coffee brewers & tea brewers- Fetco
  • Automated pourover- Poursteady

Espresso machines

  • Espresso machines & Espresso grinders- La Marzocco, Mahlkonig, Mazzer

Scheduling software

  • Schedulefly

Cash registers/Point of sale POS software

  • Square