Staff are characters you can hire to work in your café as baristas or servers. All cafés begin with the same barista and permanent staff member, Ann.
As you progress you can hire up to four additional employees in any combination of baristas and servers you like.
Baristas are staff members who can make any recipe but special ones.
However, they only serve customers seated at bar counters. They can make recipes for customers seated at tables or couches but cannot serve them: they set them on service tables, to be picked up by servers.
Baristas can only make one recipe at a time.
Servers are staff members who can usually only make simple recipes. They only serve customers seated at tables or couches.
When customers order recipes which require several ingredients, servers will relay the orders to the baristas using service tables. They pick the item up when it is ready.
Servers can only make, relay and pick up one recipe at a time.
Servers are able to make any kind of recipe but special ones for delivery orders.
Hiring and Firing Staff Members
You can hire a second staff member at level 4, a third at level 8 (or by unlocking early for 75 diamonds) and a fourth and final one at level 10 (or by unlocking early for 499 diamonds). VIP 6 and above players get a fifth slot.
New candidates show up every 24 hours. You can fire any of your employees (except Ann) at any time.
The cost of employees is based on what special skills and bonuses they give you (see the list below).
Experience and Skills
Staff members gain experience points by directly serving customers: bar counter customers for baristas and table customers for servers. Neither receive experience from delivery orders. Staff members get one 1 point for each fulfilled order: if a customer orders three items, the employee gets the point once they have served the three items.
When employees have gotten a certain number of points you can upgrade one of their skills. The thresholds they need to reach increase as they get more skilled.
- Level 1: 25 xp points
- Level 2: 50 xp points
- Level 3: 100 xp points
- Level 4: 250 xp points
- Level 5: 500 xp points
- Level 6: 1,000 xp points
- Level 7: 5,000 xp points
- Level 8: 10,000 xp points
You can also spend 99 diamonds to upgrade a skill if the employee does not have enough points yet.
Skill upgrades are permanent: you cannot undo them. If you fire an employee then wish to hire them again later, their skills will not have been reset.
Some employees can have one or several skills already upgraded when you hire them.
Note that prices may vary, as well as skill levels. This lists the cheapest prices as seen by players. Please edit or comment if you have additional information.
|Candidate||Price||Job||Daily Bonus||Special Skills|
|Alex||$16,000||Barista||Anise||Master Cappuccino M.O.|
|Alina||$1,000||Barista||x||Master Tea M.O.|
|Alison||$300||Barista||x||Master of Persuasion|
|Angelina||$42,000||Barista||Ginseng||Master Cappuccino M.O.|
|Ann||N/A||Barista||Simple Gift||Speed, All Items Prices|
|Brad||$44,000||Barista||Galangal||Master Latte M.O.|
|Catherine||$1,000||Barista||x||Master Americano M.O.|
|Charles||$31,000||Barista||Nutmeg||Master Cappuccino M.O.|
|Elizabeth||$29,500||Server||Star Anise||Hot Chocolate Prices|
|Forrest||$5,000||Barista||x||Master Americano M.O.|
Master Hot Chocolate M.O.
|Frederick||$1,000||Barista||x||Master Latte M.O.|
|Helen||$3,000||Server||x||Hot Chocolate Prices|
Ice Cream Prices
|James||$16,500||Server||Anise||Ice Cream Prices|
|Jennifer||29,000||Barista||Star Anise||Master Latte M.O.|
|Johnny||$1,500||Server||x||Hot Chocolate Prices|
|Julia||$14,500||Server||Rose Petals||Cake Prices|
|Kim||$1,500||Server||x||Ice Cream Prices|
|Kitty||$63,000||Barista||Guarana||Master Espresso M.O.|
|Marcel||$66,000||Barista||Saffron||Master Tea M.O.|
|Natalie||$58,000||Barista||Cardamom||Master Americano M.O.|
|Rob||$59,000||Barista||Tapioca||Master Americano M.O.|
|Samantha||$2,000||Barista||x||Master Espresso M.O.|
Master Cappuccino M.O.
|Sheldon||$1,000||Barista||x||Master Hot Chocolate M.O.|
|Steven||$2,000||Barista||x||Master Latte M.O.|
Master Tea M.O.
|Suzanne||$1,000||Barista||x||Master Cappuccino M.O.|
|Tony||$65,300||Server||Saffron||Master of Persuasion|
|Victor||$1,000||Barista||x||Master Espresso M.O.|
Master of Persuasion
Master Hot Chocolate M.O.