Applying for a position at a coffee shop and not submitting a cover letter along with your resume is the biggest mistake you can make.
This is especially true if you are someone who has no prior experience but want to apply for a job at a popular coffee chain like Starbucks or Tim Hortons.
The purpose of a cover letter is to concisely tell a prospective employer what your coffee making and customer service capabilities are and how you intend to use them.
When writing a cover letter for a position in a coffee shop, the focus should be on your skills.
Keeping in mind that you are applying for a first job, you should be able to stand out from the crowd – the rest of the candidate pool.
What can you do that since you lack experience? Experience is not an issue if you are a keen learner and can show in your cover letter that you have the skills that will make you learn easily and quickly.
Typically, a cover letter performs a courtesy function – consider it as a socially acceptable way of introducing yourself to a prospective employer.
Technically, the first paragraph of your cover letter should be an introduction, the middle paragraph(s) should chart out why you are such a good fit, and the ending should reiterate your interest and let the reader know that you will be contacting him for an interview.
For an entry level barista job at a coffee shop, you can use and customize the content of the following cover letter sample to suit your needs:
See also: Coffee Shop Worker Resume No Experience
Coffee Shop Cover Letter No Experience
52 New Lane, Williamsport, PA 72001
stella @ email . com
October 20, 2019
Ms. Megan Ronald
Manager (Human Resources)
667 Wayward Drive
Williamsport, PA 72762
Dear Ms. Ronald:
Are you seeking a Barista who has a genuine desire to satisfy the needs of your patrons in a fast-paced environment?
Do you need someone who will maximize your profits by utilizing exceptional coffee making and customer service skills?
If so, then we have a good reason to meet.
As a recent high school graduate, I am eager to leverage my skills at a reputable coffee shop such as Starbucks. Possessing an inherent love of coffee and excellent knowledge of coffee products, presentation, quality, and speed of service, I believe that I will be a good addition to your team.
Particularly, I am well-versed in brewing coffee, tea, and chocolate using coffee urns, espresso machines, and other kitchen equipment. My teachers commended my ability to work as a part of a team while motivating the team members.
I have read through your customer service policy on your website and find myself thoroughly approving of the high esteem in which you keep your customers. As part of your company, I would like to emulate the same attitude.
Please let me know if there are any other documents that you need to process my application. I will contact you next Tuesday in anticipation of arranging an interview date and time. Until then, please feel free to call me at (000) 325-8547.
Thank you very much for your consideration.