Bellissimo Coffee Advisors

  • "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 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

  • "Attending Bellissimo was a whole new experience for me. I had no idea there was so much to learn about coffee. By the end of the week I truly felt I could go back and speak intelligently to my coffee partners and be instrumental in training and helping my employees."

    - Beverly J. | | Portland, OR

  • "Absolutely fantastic investment!  This was the best choice I have made in regards to the business.  I'm walking away with the confidence and competency I was hoping to have.  The ROI is through the roof."

    - Rich L. | | Hudson, NH

  • "I had so much fun attending the five day barista class + one day intro to roasting. All of the instructors were so enthusiastic about sharing their extensive knowledge and passion for everything coffee, returned home from (Bellissimo) with a love for the specialty coffee business and feeling confident in opening our new coffee bar. Thank you everyone at Water Ave for being such an inspiration!!"

    - Kelly D. | | Ojai, California

  • "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

  • "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

  • "The workshop I attended was amazing. For someone who knows little about coffee and the coffee business, Bellissimo, in a short amount of time, gives you all the tools and knowledge of the more. If you also want to see the heart of Portland, Oregon, I recommend this workshop as well."

    - Chad B. | | Virginia Beach, VA

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.