Alaska Coffee Roasting Co.

"Celebrating coffee, the wine of the tropics"

Est. 1993

We are currently hiring for a part time position with the potential for full time as summer approaches. 

Applicants should have a flexible schedule and be available to work at least three days a week (and weekends!), from 8am-5:30pm.

Though we are absolutely looking for coffee experience, we also very much believe in ongoing training and will definitely be training to ACRC’s standards of espresso preparation and coffee knowledge, so although you need to have some coffee shop experience, you don't have to be master of the craft; you just have to love coffee and be willing to learn. We are always looking for applicants that show strong leadership and responsibility with the potential to become Shift Leads.

The position we are currently hiring for is not for everyone, so we would like to try to save some time and effort on everyone's part:

If you do not have coffee experience, please do not apply for this current position.
If you cannot work evenings and weekends, please do not apply.
If you do not truly like coffee (or you only like it underneath a lot of added flavors/syrups), you probably shouldn't apply.
And if you are not a genuinely cheerful, optimistic, outwardly friendly person, ...please skip this ad and try to find a position more likely to be a better fit for you.
We only say this because we want you to be happy where you work and we want to be happy working with you!


Are you what we're looking for? be honest with us, and yourself.

Are you kind and genuine with people, customers and co-workers alike?  Can you be focused on making people feel good even when you're having a craptacular day? Are you good at connecting with people, reading body language and empathizing?

Does the challenge of working efficiently and skillfully under pressure (without losing your sense of humor) interest you?  This is definitely not a sit-around-on-your-butt-drinking-coffee job... you really have to be able to hustle!  There's always work to do of course, but when there's a line out that door, it's game on, for realz.    
Would you like to learn about coffee? Where it comes from?  About how processing, roasting, blending, freshness and preparation all affect what we taste in the cup?  Really?  Do you think it would be cool to travel to an origin country (where the coffee is hand-picked off the trees)?  Are you curious about how things work, how things can be improved?  Do you like to read (or at least look stuff up on Wikipedia)?  Do you like to share what you learn, to teach others?   

Can you take responsibility for your work?  Do you look for ways to be "in the zone", at one with yourself and your task, when time flies?  Do you take pride in a job well done?  What about the not-so-glamorous jobs, like scrubbing out coffee urns, and cleaning the bathroom, can you do those too?     

Can you get up early in the morning (and function)?  Not all our shifts are super early ones, but a lot of them are.  Can you stay up till closing (11pm) and still have your eyes open? Can you be on your feet for long stretches without pooping out? Are you dependable?  Can your co-workers rely on you?     

And finally, do you plan on sticking around a while?  Cause it might take you a while to become a kick-ass barista. If you answered yes to everything so far, though, we think you might be awesome!

About the positions

Barista responsibilities include: 
- Engaging customers and surpassing their expectations
- Taking orders and ringing up sales 
- Preparing and servings amazing coffee and other drinks 
- Developing barista skills and helping train new-hires 
- Maintaining the store environment and equipment     
- Re-stocking inventory and communicating store needs     
- Ensuring food safety standards are met     
- Recommending product and process improvements     

 Please email your completed application to

or drop it off at the shop 4001 Geist Rd Ste.1, Fairbanks, Alaska 99709.