Bellissimo Coffee Advisors

  • "For those looking to enter the world of specialty coffee, the Business & Barista + Introduction to Coffee Roasting 6-Day Workshop is a rite of passage! It is as though you go from "zero to sixty" in terms of coffee knowledge, appreciation and competency in one week. Not only does this course impart valuable information and skills, it welcomes you into a coffee family. This class is a must for any beverage professional."

    - Eileen M. | | Las Vegas, NV

  • "I learned a lot on how to open a coffee business, both business side and the practical side.  I encourage everyone who's opening a shop to go here!  The trainers are very helpful and they make sure what you're doing is right."

    - John A. | | Thornhill, Ontario

  • "My wife and I drove up from outside New Orleans to attend this class!  I am very glad we did!  I would have lost so much money in bad business decisions that Matt and Tom made me aware of!!  It is definitely worth the money!"

    - David B. | | Alexandria, Louisiana

  • "Build the workshop into your opening budget and just do it.  The money you spend on this will end up in your pocket if you take the trainers' advice and open your business."

    - Jim C. | | Irvine, CA

  • "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

  • "This course was very beneficial and confidence building.  The instructors have given me an edge to make coffee in my home town as great as it can possibly be.  Coffee family is some of the best family one could ask for.  The instructors are passionate and very good at passing that passion down to the students."

    - Joey R. | | St. Augustine, Florida

  • "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

  • "Wow! The workshop I took at Bellissimo blew my mind. When I arrived, I didn't know what to expect. I was already a coffee lover, but as the workshop went on, I fell more deeply in love. I learned the importance of technique and that every drink I make must be perfect. Bellissimo demands excellence from its attendees and stresses the all important saying, "Success is in the details."

    - Branden M. | | Milton PA

  • This workshop has been a great eye opener, it is a must if you want to go into the coffee business knowing what to do and what to expect! Great information and wondeful hands-on training! Great trainers, very knowledgeable and with a lot of expertise and coffee backgrounds! Loves this experience, learned a lot and enjoyed all the great company from all over the world that came to take this workshop!

    - Evelyn G. | | Fresno, California

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.