Sputnik Coffee Company is Hiring!


Cafe Lead

2057 W 51st
Chicago, IL 60609

Sputnik Coffee is a rapidly growing roastery/cafe located in the Back of the Yards. We are here to make Chicago coffee more affordable and accessible to everyone.

We are looking to bring on a full-time partner to help us keep the cafe running smoothly and help us share Sputnik coffee with more people. Sputnik is not your typical coffee shop, it’s a group of people committed to changing how Chicago thinks about coffee

Below are some words that would describe an awesome fit

  • Friendly
  • Loves coffee
  • Bilingual (English & Spanish)
  • Hard working
  • Motivated
  • High energy

Here’s what a cafe/production assistant might do on any given day of the week
  • Open cafe in the mornings and ensure cafe is ready to go by 6am
  • Greet every customer and make them feel welcome
  • Adapt, be flexible and kind if a customer is unhappy with their experience
  • Explain the roasting process to customers and demonstrate knowledge of coffee, tea and everything on the menu
  • Take orders, serve coffee and make espresso drinks during the morning rush
  • Restock supplies and take inventory
  • Keep everything super clean. Clean counters, bathroom, and floors.
  • Bag roast into retail bags
  • Start a batch of cold brew coffee
  • Portion out cold brew coffee into kegs
  • Clean cafe, organize and ensure everything is in place for the upcoming morning

If this sounds like a fun time and you’d like to be part of the team then please send your resume to