Without baristas, the world would probably fall apart. How else would we get our coffee? Baristas are in charge of collecting our demanding coffee orders and making the drinks. Whether it's just a hot coffee or a pumpkin spice latte with extra whip, almond milk and 3 pumps of caramel, baristas are the reason the world goes round.
Since you're in charge of getting coffee and espresso drinks for customers, you might stumble into some grumpy people. You know those shirts that say, "don't talk to me until after I've had my coffee"? Those kind of people. Between those customers and long lines of drink orders, the job of a barista can be stressful at times.
Typically, baristas work in standalone coffee shops, but there are some who work at malls or even hospitals. The majority of your shift will be spent standing, so it's time to invest in some good shoes.