Bellissimo Coffee Advisors Workshops

Our 2 day workshops are designed to give you or your staff the information and training needed to succeed in today's highly competitive retail specialty coffee market. Workshop sessions include lectures and demonstrations followed by hands-on practice. Our small workshop sizes insure a personalized experience led by coffee business professionals who have owned and operated successful retail coffee operations.

Our state-of-the-art espresso lab features the latest equipment and products from the specialty coffee industry's leading companies, and an actual coffee bar setting for "real-life" hands-on pratice. Here you will gain the skills needed to develop the menu for your business and prepare not just espresso-based drinks, but also blender drinks, smoothies and light food items such as panini. 

This full immersion style methodology allows you as the business owner to gain the confidence and competency to open and operate your retail coffee business efficiently successfully.



Bellissimo Coffee Advisors is the only specialty coffee advising company that provides you with everything you need to brew a successful business. Taking a team approach, we draw on the experience of a diverse group of talented specialty coffee-industry professionals to guide you every step of the way, from planting the seed of the idea to optimizing growth to harvesting the fruits of your labor. 

Bellissimo Coffee Advisors & our Workshops are not a career school or vocational school as defined by the Oregon State Department of Education. 

Business Workshop

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This intensive 2 day (14 hour) workshop includes lectures on start-up, operations, management. This workshop is designed for entrepreneurs, prospective business owners, existing coffee bar owners, barista trainers and managers. Our clients have a true passion and dedication for succeeding in specialty coffee retail, and want to perfect their craft as a barista. 

Business subjects include: A Brief History of the Specialty Coffee Industry, Concept Development, Business Planning, Business Plans, Acquiring Financing, Finding a Location, Negotiating a Lease, Coffee Bar Design, Cafe Ambiance, Selecting Equipment, Menu/Products/Recipes/Prices, Interviewing and Hiring Employees, Employee Training, Operational Systems and Controls, Financial Projections, Marketing Your Business, and Social Media and Website Significance.

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Barista Workshop

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This is a jam packed two days designed to bring your skill as a barista and your understanding of coffee to the next level. 

In those two days (14 hrs of class time) you will learn foundational skills in:  

  • equipment maintenance and operation, 
  • menu development
  • espresso extraction
  • milk steaming
  • latte art
  • work flow
  • speed
  • efficiency and organization 
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On-Site Barista Workshop & Consultation

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If you are unable to make the trip out to Portland, OR for our workshops, don't worry, we can come to you! We are able to visit your site to either set up training and work with you and your staff one on one. 

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Advanced Barista Workshop

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In this one day workshop we will focus on advanced barista techniques, with an emphasis on latte art.

*All attendees must take our Barista Workshop prior to attending this workshop.

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