Bellissimo Coffee Advisors

  • "As an existing business owner this workshop gave me specific places to improve my business.  I feel that I now have the skills and foundation to serve high quality coffee in my shop, as well as train my employees to be able to maximize our customer satisfaction."

    - Maggie D. | | Ft Collins, CO

  • "The business start up workshop exceeded my expectations in every way. I came to Bellissimo wanting to round out my knowledge of coffee and general business practices, and I left with a greater passion for the industry and the confidence to turn a business concept into a reality.  While the materials were exceptional, what made the trainers so effective was their ability and willingness to discuss their more than 50 years combined experience in restaurant/coffee shop start up and management, as well as extensive travels abroad."

    - Keira M. | | Fort Worth, Texas

  • "Amazing!  Learned a great deal about the specialty coffee industry.   Now have a great foundation to make quality drinks and offer a great coffee experience to our customers.  Trainers were knowledgable and awesome.  The business knowledge I learned about opening and operating a coffee shop is so valuable.  I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone opening a coffee shop."

    - Bill D. | | Huntersville, NC

  • "Absolutely a great experience. I didn't really know what to expect from the class, I was nervous in the beginning because I thought it would be too intensive for me. I didn't know much about coffee, except that I love to visit coffee shops and would someday open one of my own in the future. I met amazing people and the instructors were great! They were very supportive and friendly and in each class I felt productive. By the end of the class I had so many ideas. I'd built my confidence in great coffee-making and have new appreciation for the values its based upon."

    - Maria E. | | Okinawa, Japan

  • "I give high praise to educational benefits of attending the program offered at Bellissimo Coffee Advisors. The classes are well organized, packed with extremely helpful information, and the classes are taught by highly qualified, enthusiastic professionals. One has the opportunity to learn an incredible amount about all aspects of the coffee business and the hands-on training with a wide variety of equipment with patient, qualified trainers leaves one with an appreciation and focus that is truly wonderful. I left feeling that the time and money were well spent and that I had a resource to tap into for further assistance as I proceed into the entrepreneurial world of coffee." 

    - Mary F. | | Portland, Oregon

  • "We traveled all the way from Cape Town, South Africa to Portland, Oregon to attend their course after discovering them on the Internet. The Bellissimo workshop ranks as one of the best value for money courses I have yet attended. I was extremely impressed by the passion and breadth and depth of knowledge these guys have of their subject. You will take years and spend a lot more on “school fees” than taking some time out and making a small investment in your knowledge by standing on the shoulders of these “giants” and their decades of hands on experience."

    - Phil & Joshua G. | | Constantia, South Africa

  • "ABCS is professionally run, but still has that casual environment that makes learning easier and more fun. I have a new appreciation of how much goes into making a single great cup of coffee. The instructors have swaths of knowledge and genuine love of what they are doing."

    - Rod W. | | Portland, OR

  • "Flying in all the way from Pakistan was a big decision, and I couldn't have decided better.  This workshop offered me incredible information that I would not have had access to elsewhere."

    - Mohammad S. | | Islamabad, Pakistan

  • "I feel blessed to have found Bean Business Basics before finding Bellissimo Coffee Advisors.  Reading through most of the book I feel allowed me to absorb more during workshop.  Hands on training is priceless! I'm so looking forward to opening our store!  I would have felt lost without Bellissimo.  Thank you for doing what you all do with the passion and care that you do!  Thank you for the warm welcome into the specialty coffee family!"

    - Carmen H. | | San Antonio, Texas

Corporate Consulting Services

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Board of Directors

Bellissimo staff are qualified to sit on your Board of Advisors.

Brand Identity

Build a strong brand recognition for your company.

Brochure Development

Write and design an eye-catching promotional brochure detailing your company's products and services that will get you results. 

Business Plan Analysis + Critique

Review of your business plan and offer ways to improve it. 

Cafe Design + Planning

Create a custom store design for your selected location and concept.

Corporate Consulting Services

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Executive Strategy Sessions

Meet with your company's executive and planning committees to develop new strategies or refine old ones.

Funding Advising

Participate in funding meetings with venture capital firms and angel investors. Give you credibility with potential investors and bring specialty coffee professionals to the table to assist in closing deals.


Develop and help your company implement strategic marketing and promotional plans and programs that will brand your company and product.


Market your product through sales promotion and advertising.

Ongoing Marketing Support

Monitor trends within the U.S. specialty coffee industry and offer new suggestions as well as modifications to existing promotional programs.

Corporate Series Classes

The American Barista & Coffee School: Corporate Series (ABCS/CS) is an intense, collaborative, and professional education training series designed to help business leaders solve the complex challenges that arise in the specialty coffee industry.

Knowing that each and every coffee business is unique, the ABCS/CS takes an individual approach to help clients solve problems specific to their business and customers.  We promise to never try and mold you into a “cookie cutter” training series. Instead, we work to create a top-notch experience that will exceed the expectations of both you and your customers, and will deliver the highest return on your investment.

On-Site Workshops

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We can come on-site for full staff trainings, as well as coporate retreats that are customized to your or your clients' needs. 

Full Staff or Client Training

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We can travel to the location of your choice, or you can come to our Portland headquarters and address issues that are important to your company, including employee training, management techniques, marketing, operations, budgeting, cost controls and customer service.