Coffee Engineers: Apple Needs You [Update]

[Update: No sooner do I post this story, but the job listing is pulled. You can use the link below, however, to keep an eye on "iCup" job postings. - Bryan]

There's more than one way to work at Apple. A job listing at the company's website said the company is looking to hire a full time "iCup Technician." There's no coding required, but "some computer skills" are required.

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The listing is a reminder that Apple is both a big company, and one that doesn't outsource near as many job as most corporate giants. This job would make you part of the The Apple iCup Services, an in-house coffee team whose ob is to make sure the coders, designers, salespersons, secretaries, accountants, and other food services employees have the greatest modern fuel: coffee.

Most companies would outsource this to one of a host of services companies who specialize in such things. Control over what you see and what you (don't) say is easier, however, when such folks are brought in-houses.

In any event, if you want to work at Apple and know coffee machines, this is your shot. This particular gig is for someone who can service, repair, and rebuild unspecified coffee machines, rather than for a barista.

Here's the job listing:

Key Qualifications

  • Prior work experience with coffee machines
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Be able to speak clearly and listen attentively to staff, peers, supervisors, guests and clients
  • Be able to read and write to facilitate the communication process
  • Maintain the highest standards of conduct and confidentiality
  • Continually grows in knowledge
  • Some computer skills
  • Looks for new training opportunities and takes advantage of new training
  • May perform additional responsibilities as requested by a Manager


  • Refill coffee machines per route
  • Field service calls (onsite repair, coffee deliveries, etc.)
  • Milk delivery per route
  • Caffé Macs support (Catering, Board meetings, etc.)
  • Service broken machines
  • Fully rebuild and clean machines

You can read more on Apple's job site.

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