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The best way to learn about this job is by getting a part-time or summer job in a local cafe, coffee shop, or restaurant. Any job, even as a counter worker or dining room attendant, will give you the opportunity to see baristas at work. Customer service is a key aspect of working as a barista, and volunteering with groups such as Meals on Wheels can give insights into food and beverage service and how to work with the public. Part-time or summer jobs in stores and other retails settings are also helpful in gaining customer service experience.

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