There’s something professional and authoritative about a barista apron. A barista without an apron is like a surgeon without his scrubs. Would you buy coffee from a barista without an apron?
Starbucks takes their baristas’ aprons very seriously. Besides the green aprons, baristas with black aprons are the Coffee Masters certified by Starbucks with the highest level of recognition after five rigorous levels of training and testing.
These days with the growth of specialty coffee shops, barista aprons have gone beyond the normal green and black. Some of these aprons are fashion statements and other display ‘authority’ to make ordinary people brewing coffee at home feel like experts.
Do you like experimenting with your espresso machine at home? Or enjoy making the perfect cup of coffee while entertaining friends and family at home? If you do, just remember it is difficult not to get your shirt dirty with coffee stains in the process.
An apron serves several purposes other than just protecting your shirt. It helps give you the fun and authority to play the role of a barista in your home.
When you are done serving friends and family, a barista apron can function as a regular apron when you cook. Or you may like to keep it for Halloween or your next dress up party!
Here are 4 of the best-looking barista aprons we’ve found on the web:
CafePress Support Barista BBQ Apron
This multi-purpose apron costs $21.99 and comes in 3 colors – white, yellow and khaki. It is machine washable, 31 inches long and 29 inches wide. Made from 100% cotton twill.
Buy it here on Amazon.com.
Barista Apron Denim from Etsy
According to the seller, this barista apron is made from Japanese Stretched Denim with chrome leather. It comes with a leather towel ‘hanger’ on the right and a smartphone pocket and a large pocket for order pad.
It cost $85 from Etsy.
Outset Leather Grill Apron
With adjustable neck strap, and tie around waist, this brown suede exterior has a flame retardant lining. It is one-size-fits-all with two front pocket – perfect for a home barista or a cook. Get it at Amazon for less than $30.
Starbucks Green Apron
You can purchase gently used Starbucks green aprons from Amazon starting at $15, probably sold by former employees.
Check it out here on Amazon.
Or buy a new green apron for $7.95 and a Starbucks iron on patch for $10.99 from Amazon.com.
Get the green apron here.
We are planning on getting the green apron and the Starbucks iron on patch for Halloween this year.
Photo credit: Starbucks Multi Media
Article updated: September 22, 2016