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CENTER CAMP CAFÉ

Coffee Shop

Welcome to the hottest coffee shop on the planet! The Center Camp Café coffee shop offers over 120 feet of linear counter space, some of the worlds tastiest coffee, the best machines known to man, a complete beverage menu, and more shade than anywhere on the playa.


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Over 500 volunteers create, build, run, and clean the world's largest coffee shop every year. It's a great place to interact with the thousands of Burning Man participants who have gathered from around the world. If "all the world's a stage..." then our Café volunteers each play a starring role.

The coffee shop offers 4-hour shifts 24 hours a day, starting 7 am after the gates open on Monday and ending at 3 pm Labor Day Monday for the following positions:

  • Barristas: Making coffee drinks is an art form, involving style and attitude. Our friendly barristas kick ass and facilitate the entire coffee culture. Come make coffee in the chaos of Black Rock City.

  • Cashiers: Interact with thousands of Burning Man participants all looking to you for their morning, afternoon or evening caffeine fix. We need outgoing types with extra personality to run registers and serve drinks.

  • Support: Got a strong back? We need you to assist in setup, stocking, cleaning, and trash detail. You'll love the refrigerator truck in 110 degree heat!

  • Criers: You know who you are. These larger than life individuals direct traffic, provide information, and play with the crowd.

Day and night, throughout the entire event, we offer the following beverage menu:

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Iced Tea
Iced Coffee
Lemonade
Iced Chai
Electrolyte Replacement Powder
Hot Tea
Drip Coffee
Hot Chocolate
Chai
Espresso
Latte
Cappuccino
Mocha

An enormous community travels to the Black Rock Desert every year to create the Center Camp Café. To join the Café community by volunteering in the coffee shop, go to the Volunteer Questionnaire or contact cafe-volunteers(at)burningman(dot)com. We offer contacts for camping, performance and everything under the hot desert sun. If you have specific questions concerning your Burning Man experience, please feel free to contact us.

If you haven't found what you're looking for, return to Café volunteer opportunities to see other ways to get involved.