It requires good years of experience to be a Barista in Italy who is at least 48 years old to prepare espresso drinks at a coffee shop.
Coffee has a long history in Italy. Venice was one of the first European ports to import coffee beans in the 16th century. In the 19th century, men in bowler hats at shops would prepare espresso shots.
Several blog posts and articles depict that the average age of a barista is around 48 years in Italy, as it would not be a job for a student who would choose it as a transition job. A barista requires a fair amount of experience as espressos are prepared on order, whereas the coffee is pre-done. The articles portray that the years of the experience can be seen in the taste of those drinks. The citation of the statistic age can also be found in the Italian coffee book of 1980.