The sensitive topic of wages, salaries, experience and value to a coffee shop, café or roastery is ongoing on social media and wherever baristas and coffee professionals gather. Business owners, employers and staff need to have some kind of tool to establish, not only what an employee in their coffee business should earn based on their qualifications and experience, but also what is a liveable wage based on the employees actual circumstances.
This is the first survey in building the BWC tool with Open Data Durban and the support of Ciro Coffee Academy, Open Cities Lab, SCASA and Coffee Magazine. The information gathered in this questionnaire is confidential and anonymous. Please be as honest as possible. Barista is defined here as an individual that makes coffees in their establishment.