Careers

Seattle Coffee Works is one of Seattle’s most innovative coffee roasters, with neighborhood cafes located in downtown Seattle, Ballard, Capitol Hill and South Lake Union. We offer amazing coffee, kind people, and cozy spaces. With a robust portfolio of Direct Trade partners and coffees, our vision is to MAKE COFFEE BETTER in terms of quality, equity, sustainability, and transparency.

If you want to grow your career as a coffee professional, and are excited about helping Seattle Coffee Works serve more neighborhoods with outstanding, direct trade coffee, apply to join our team of kind, capable coffee professionals!

Please send your resume and a personal statement about why you want to pursue a career in coffee, and why you believe Seattle Coffee Works is the right place for you to do so. Send to careers@seattlecoffeeworks (dot) com, with the position (for example: "Coffee Apprentice") in the Subject Line. Thank you!

Positions available:

COFFEE APPRENTICE

Our on-the-job Coffee Apprentice Program is the career track to become a Coffee Bar Professional. The Coffee Apprentice Program includes:

Education and Training: Extensive initial and on-going training in all coffee brew methods, cupping, scoring coffee, the Espresso Bar and Slow Bar service (Aeropress, Chemex, Hario V-60, Kalita, Vacuum Pot). You will have the opportunity to learn about the coffee value chain from farm to cup in our coffee lab with state-of-the-art tools.

Excellent Coffee and Equipment: A lineup of outstanding espresso blends and super- premium single-origin coffees, as well as state-of-the-art equipment is available in the cafes and training lab.

A Coffee Career: Ambitious team members make coffee a long-term career and raise the bar in the specialty coffee industry.

Excellent Benefits: Your hourly rate starts at $19 hourly and will increase to $21 hourly as you become certified! In order to ensure predictable and equitable earnings for all team members, we are a tips-free business.

Other perks include:

Health & dental insurance
Paid time off
Full transparency of the financials and participation in decision-making
The BEST coffee in town for FREE and 40% discount on most other items

    Is Seattle Coffee Works a fit for you? These are a MUST:

    You're looking for a career vs. a job
    A passionate coffee lover
    Must love hospitality and giving excellent service
    Must be able to work weekends and holidays
    Able to lift 60 pounds
    Lifelong Learner
    Change Agent
    Hard Worker
    Team Player
    Full-time availability - this opportunity is not available to those in school or pursuing other education or jobs

      We encourage applicants from all racial, ethnic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, and functional limitations to apply, especially those from historically marginalized communities.

      Seattle Coffee Works is committed to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from people of color, LGBTQIA+ and members of other underrepresented groups. Seattle Coffee Works is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other class protected by law.

      Please send your resume and a personal statement about why you want to pursue a career in coffee, and why you believe Seattle Coffee Works is the right place for you to do so. Send to careers@seattlecoffeeworks (dot) com, with "Coffee Apprentice" in the Subject Line. Thank you!