Bellissimo Coffee Advisors

  • April Business Workshop

    04.25.2017 - 04.26.2017 / 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    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.

    Cost of Workshop includes lunch courtesy of Bellissimo, a binder full of workshop materials, and a USB drive packed with resources.

    This Business workshop covers two days (14 hours) of business training in the espresso lab. You will also have a dedicated 45 min follow-up phone call with our President or Vice President to discuss your concept.

    All attendees receive special discounts on Bellissimo educational books and DVDs and discounts on lodging at Portland’s finest hotels.

    In addition, attendees receive a exclusive access to Bellissimo Coffee Advisors Consulting Services.

    Call for More Details

  • April Barista Workshop

    04.27.2017 - 04.28.2017 / 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    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 

    Attendees receive free samples and giveaways from our sponsors, as well as discounts on products, equipment, etc. when applicable.

    All Bellissimo attendees receive special discounts on Bellissimo educational books and DVDs and discounts on lodging at Portland's finest hotels.

    In addition, attendees receive a 10% or larger discount on Bellissimo Coffee Advisors Consulting Services.

    Call for More Details

  • May Business Workshop

    05.22.2017 - 05.23.2017 / 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    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.

    Cost of Workshop includes lunch courtesy of Bellissimo, a binder full of workshop materials, and a USB drive packed with resources.

    This Business workshop covers two days (14 hours) of business training in the espresso lab. You will also have a dedicated 45 min follow-up phone call with our President or Vice President to discuss your concept.

    All attendees receive special discounts on Bellissimo educational books and DVDs and discounts on lodging at Portland’s finest hotels.

    In addition, attendees receive a exclusive access to Bellissimo Coffee Advisors Consulting Services.

    Call for More Details

  • May Barista Workshop

    05.24.2017 - 05.25.2017 / 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    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 

    Attendees receive free samples and giveaways from our sponsors, as well as discounts on products, equipment, etc. when applicable.

    All Bellissimo attendees receive special discounts on Bellissimo educational books and DVDs and discounts on lodging at Portland's finest hotels.

    In addition, attendees receive a 10% or larger discount on Bellissimo Coffee Advisors Consulting Services.

    Call for More Details

  • June Business Workshop

    06.19.2017 - 06.20.2017 / 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    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.

    Cost of Workshop includes lunch courtesy of Bellissimo, a binder full of workshop materials, and a USB drive packed with resources.

    This Business workshop covers two days (14 hours) of business training in the espresso lab. You will also have a dedicated 45 min follow-up phone call with our President or Vice President to discuss your concept.

    All attendees receive special discounts on Bellissimo educational books and DVDs and discounts on lodging at Portland’s finest hotels.

    In addition, attendees receive a exclusive access to Bellissimo Coffee Advisors Consulting Services.

    Sign-Up
  • June Barista Workshop

    06.21.2017 - 06.22.2017 / 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    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 

    Attendees receive free samples and giveaways from our sponsors, as well as discounts on products, equipment, etc. when applicable.

    All Bellissimo attendees receive special discounts on Bellissimo educational books and DVDs and discounts on lodging at Portland's finest hotels.

    In addition, attendees receive a 10% or larger discount on Bellissimo Coffee Advisors Consulting Services.

    Sign-Up
  • June Advanced Barista Workshop*

    06.23.2017 - 06.23.2017 / 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    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.

    Call for More Details

  • July Business Workshop

    07.24.2017 - 07.25.2017 / 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    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.

    Cost of Workshop includes lunch courtesy of Bellissimo, a binder full of workshop materials, and a USB drive packed with resources.

    This Business workshop covers two days (14 hours) of business training in the espresso lab. You will also have a dedicated 45 min follow-up phone call with our President or Vice President to discuss your concept.

    All attendees receive special discounts on Bellissimo educational books and DVDs and discounts on lodging at Portland’s finest hotels.

    In addition, attendees receive a exclusive access to Bellissimo Coffee Advisors Consulting Services.

    Sign-Up
  • July Barista Workshop

    07.26.2017 - 07.27.2017 / 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    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 

    Attendees receive free samples and giveaways from our sponsors, as well as discounts on products, equipment, etc. when applicable.

    All Bellissimo attendees receive special discounts on Bellissimo educational books and DVDs and discounts on lodging at Portland's finest hotels.

    In addition, attendees receive a 10% or larger discount on Bellissimo Coffee Advisors Consulting Services.

    Sign-Up
  • July Advanced Barista Workshop*

    07.28.2017 - 07.28.2017 / 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    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.

    Call for More Details

  • August Business Workshop

    08.21.2017 - 08.22.2017 / 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    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.

    Cost of Workshop includes lunch courtesy of Bellissimo, a binder full of workshop materials, and a USB drive packed with resources.

    This Business workshop covers two days (14 hours) of business training in the espresso lab. You will also have a dedicated 45 min follow-up phone call with our President or Vice President to discuss your concept.

    All attendees receive special discounts on Bellissimo educational books and DVDs and discounts on lodging at Portland’s finest hotels.

    In addition, attendees receive a exclusive access to Bellissimo Coffee Advisors Consulting Services.

    Call for More Details

  • August Barista Workshop

    08.23.2017 - 08.24.2017 / 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    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 

    Attendees receive free samples and giveaways from our sponsors, as well as discounts on products, equipment, etc. when applicable.

    All Bellissimo attendees receive special discounts on Bellissimo educational books and DVDs and discounts on lodging at Portland's finest hotels.

    In addition, attendees receive a 10% or larger discount on Bellissimo Coffee Advisors Consulting Services.

    Call for More Details

  • August Advanced Barista Workshop*

    08.25.2017 - 08.25.2017 / 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    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.

    Call for More Details

  • September Business Workshop

    09.25.2017 - 09.26.2017 / 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

    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.

    Cost of Workshop includes lunch courtesy of Bellissimo, a binder full of workshop materials, and a USB drive packed with resources.

    This Business workshop covers two days (14 hours) of business training. 

    Additional discounts may apply for groups of 4 or more. Custom workshops also available. Call for more information: 800.655.3955

    All attendees receive special discounts on Bellissimo educational books and DVDs and discounts on lodging at Portland’s finest hotels.

    In addition, attendees receive a exclusive access to Bellissimo Coffee Advisors Consulting Services.

    Sign-Up
  • September Barista Workshop

    09.27.2017 - 09.28.2017 / 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    This workshop is a jam packed two days of intensive hands on training designed to bring your skill as a barista and your understanding of coffee to the next level. Our unique "Train the Trainer" approach is a perfect blend of real world scenarios, drink drills, and detail oriented instruction that will prepare you to both successfully run a quality coffee bar, and to teach others within your organization to do the same.

    In the two days of instruction you will learn foundational skills in equipment maintenance and operation; menu development; espresso extraction; milk steaming; latte art; work flow; speed; efficiency and organization.

    Additional discounts may apply for groups of 4 or more.  Custom workshops are also available.  Call for more information: 800.655.3955.

    Attendees receive free samples and giveaways from our sponsors, as well as discounts on products, equipment, etc. when applicable.

    All Bellissimo attendees receive special discounts on Bellissimo educational books and DVDs and discounts on lodging at Portland's finest hotels.

    In addition, attendees receive a 10% or larger discount on Bellissimo Coffee Advisors Consulting Services.

    Sign-Up
  • September Advanced Barista Workshop

    09.29.2017 - 09.29.2017 / 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    This one day workshop is a full day of hands-on training designed to take your barista skills to the next level. After you have explored the fundamentals in our Barista Workshop, take the next step to deepen your knowledge and improve your techniques.

    Subjects Include: advanced latte art, preventative machine maintenance such as cleaning and changing burrs on grinders, changing gaskets in espresso machines, advanced cupping, grooming the coffee, advanced dialing-in, working with alternative milks, and a mock café exercise.

     

    Additional discounts may apply for groups of 4 or more.  Custom workshops are also available.  Call for more information: 800.655.3955.

    Attendees receive free samples and giveaways from our sponsors, as well as discounts on products, equipment, etc. when applicable.

    All Bellissimo attendees receive special discounts on Bellissimo educational books and DVDs and discounts on lodging at Portland's finest hotels.

    In addition, attendees receive a 10% or larger discount on Bellissimo Coffee Advisors Consulting Services.

    Call for More Details

  • October Business Workshop

    10.23.2017 - 10.24.2017 / 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

    This intensive workshop includes lectures and discussions on business start-up, operations and management, as well as hands-on training in the espresso lab, learning proper beverage preparation. This two day, full immersion workshop is specifically designed for entrepreneurs, prospective business owners, existing coffee bar owners, barista trainers and management personnel. Bellissimo students truly have a passion for succeeding in specialty coffee retail, ready to pair a business-minded approach with their desire to develop a skill set and dedication to perfecting their craft as a barista. 

     

    Business subjects include: A Brief History of the Specialty Coffee Industry; Concept Development; Business Planning and a Business Plan; Acquiring Financing; Finding a Location and Negotiating a Lease; Coffee Bar Design/Layout and Cafe Ambiance; Selecting Equipment; Recipe Basics; Menu Development; Product Selection; Pricing in Relation to COGS; Techniques for Interviewing and Hiring Employees; Employee Training; Employee Relations; Operational Systems and Controls; Financial Projections; Marketing Strategies for Your Business.

    Additional discounts may apply for groups of 4 or more.  Custom workshops are also available.  Call for more information: 800.655.3955.

    Attendees receive free samples and giveaways from our sponsors, as well as discounts on products, equipment, etc. when applicable.

    All Bellissimo attendees receive special discounts on Bellissimo educational books and DVDs and discounts on lodging at Portland's finest hotels.

    In addition, attendees receive a 10% or larger discount on Bellissimo Coffee Advisors Consulting Services.

    Sign-Up
  • October Barista Workshop

    10.25.2017 - 10.26.2017 / 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    This workshop is a jam packed two days of intensive hands on training designed to bring your skill as a barista and your understanding of coffee to the next level. Our unique "Train the Trainer" approach is a perfect blend of real world scenarios, drink drills, and detail oriented instruction that will prepare you to both successfully run a quality coffee bar, and to teach others within your organization to do the same.

     

    In the two days of instruction you will learn foundational skills in equipment maintenance and operation; menu development; espresso extraction; milk steaming; latte art; work flow; speed; efficiency and organization.

    Additional discounts may apply for groups of 4 or more.  Custom workshops are also available.  Call for more information: 800.655.3955.

    Attendees receive free samples and giveaways from our sponsors, as well as discounts on products, equipment, etc. when applicable.

    All Bellissimo attendees receive special discounts on Bellissimo educational books and DVDs and discounts on lodging at Portland's finest hotels.

    In addition, attendees receive a 10% or larger discount on Bellissimo Coffee Advisors Consulting Services.

     

    Sign-Up
  • October Advanced Barista Workshop

    10.27.2017 - 10.27.2017 / 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    This one day workshop is a full day of hands-on training designed to take your barista skills to the next level. After you have explored the fundamentals in our Barista Workshop, take the next step to deepen your knowledge and improve your techniques.

     Subjects Include: advanced latte art, preventative machine maintenance such as cleaning and changing burrs on grinders, changing gaskets in espresso machines, advanced cupping, grooming the coffee, advanced dialing-in, working with alternative milks, and a mock café exercise.

     

    Additional discounts may apply for groups of 4 or more.  Custom workshops are also available.  Call for more information: 800.655.3955.

    Attendees receive free samples and giveaways from our sponsors, as well as discounts on products, equipment, etc. when applicable.

    All Bellissimo attendees receive special discounts on Bellissimo educational books and DVDs and discounts on lodging at Portland's finest hotels.

    In addition, attendees receive a 10% or larger discount on Bellissimo Coffee Advisors Consulting Services.

    Call for More Details

  • November Business Workshop

    11.13.2017 - 11.14.2017 / 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

    This intensive workshop includes lectures and discussions on business start-up, operations and management, as well as hands-on training in the espresso lab, learning proper beverage preparation. This two day, full immersion workshop is specifically designed for entrepreneurs, prospective business owners, existing coffee bar owners, barista trainers and management personnel. Bellissimo students truly have a passion for succeeding in specialty coffee retail, ready to pair a business-minded approach with their desire to develop a skill set and dedication to perfecting their craft as a barista. 

     

    Business subjects include: A Brief History of the Specialty Coffee Industry; Concept Development; Business Planning and a Business Plan; Acquiring Financing; Finding a Location and Negotiating a Lease; Coffee Bar Design/Layout and Cafe Ambiance; Selecting Equipment; Recipe Basics; Menu Development; Product Selection; Pricing in Relation to COGS; Techniques for Interviewing and Hiring Employees; Employee Training; Employee Relations; Operational Systems and Controls; Financial Projections; Marketing Strategies for Your Business.

    Additional discounts may apply for groups of 4 or more.  Custom workshops are also available.  Call for more information: 800.655.3955.

    Attendees receive free samples and giveaways from our sponsors, as well as discounts on products, equipment, etc. when applicable.

    All Bellissimo attendees receive special discounts on Bellissimo educational books and DVDs and discounts on lodging at Portland's finest hotels.

    In addition, attendees receive a 10% or larger discount on Bellissimo Coffee Advisors Consulting Services.

    Sign-Up
  • November Barista Workshop

    11.15.2017 - 11.16.2017 / 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    This workshop is a jam packed two days of intensive hands on training designed to bring your skill as a barista and your understanding of coffee to the next level. Our unique "Train the Trainer" approach is a perfect blend of real world scenarios, drink drills, and detail oriented instruction that will prepare you to both successfully run a quality coffee bar, and to teach others within your organization to do the same.

     In the two days of instruction you will learn foundational skills in equipment maintenance and operation; menu development; espresso extraction; milk steaming; latte art; work flow; speed; efficiency and organization.

    Additional discounts may apply for groups of 4 or more.  Custom workshops are also available.  Call for more information: 800.655.3955.

    Attendees receive free samples and giveaways from our sponsors, as well as discounts on products, equipment, etc. when applicable.

    All Bellissimo attendees receive special discounts on Bellissimo educational books and DVDs and discounts on lodging at Portland's finest hotels.

    In addition, attendees receive a 10% or larger discount on Bellissimo Coffee Advisors Consulting Services.

    Sign-Up
  • November Advanced Barista Workshop

    11.17.2017 - 11.17.2017 / 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    This one day workshop is a full day of hands-on training designed to take your barista skills to the next level. After you have explored the fundamentals in our Barista Workshop, take the next step to deepen your knowledge and improve your techniques.

    Subjects Include: advanced latte art, preventative machine maintenance such as cleaning and changing burrs on grinders, changing gaskets in espresso machines, advanced cupping, grooming the coffee, advanced dialing-in, working with alternative milks, and a mock café exercise.

    Additional discounts may apply for groups of 4 or more.  Custom workshops are also available.  Call for more information: 800.655.3955.

    Attendees receive free samples and giveaways from our sponsors, as well as discounts on products, equipment, etc. when applicable.

    All Bellissimo attendees receive special discounts on Bellissimo educational books and DVDs and discounts on lodging at Portland's finest hotels.

    In addition, attendees receive a 10% or larger discount on Bellissimo Coffee Advisors Consulting Services.

    Call for More Details

  • December Business Workshop

    12.11.2017 - 12.12.2017 / 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

    This intensive workshop includes lectures and discussions on business start-up, operations and management, as well as hands-on training in the espresso lab, learning proper beverage preparation. This two day, full immersion workshop is specifically designed for entrepreneurs, prospective business owners, existing coffee bar owners, barista trainers and management personnel. Bellissimo students truly have a passion for succeeding in specialty coffee retail, ready to pair a business-minded approach with their desire to develop a skill set and dedication to perfecting their craft as a barista. 

     

    Business subjects include: A Brief History of the Specialty Coffee Industry; Concept Development; Business Planning and a Business Plan; Acquiring Financing; Finding a Location and Negotiating a Lease; Coffee Bar Design/Layout and Cafe Ambiance; Selecting Equipment; Recipe Basics; Menu Development; Product Selection; Pricing in Relation to COGS; Techniques for Interviewing and Hiring Employees; Employee Training; Employee Relations; Operational Systems and Controls; Financial Projections; Marketing Strategies for Your Business.

    Additional discounts may apply for groups of 4 or more.  Custom workshops are also available.  Call for more information: 800.655.3955.

    Attendees receive free samples and giveaways from our sponsors, as well as discounts on products, equipment, etc. when applicable.

    All Bellissimo attendees receive special discounts on Bellissimo educational books and DVDs and discounts on lodging at Portland's finest hotels.

    In addition, attendees receive a 10% or larger discount on Bellissimo Coffee Advisors Consulting Services.

    Sign-Up
  • December Barista Workshop

    12.13.2017 - 12.14.2017 / 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    This workshop is a jam packed two days of intensive hands on training designed to bring your skill as a barista and your understanding of coffee to the next level. Our unique "Train the Trainer" approach is a perfect blend of real world scenarios, drink drills, and detail oriented instruction that will prepare you to both successfully run a quality coffee bar, and to teach others within your organization to do the same. 

    In the two days of instruction you will learn foundational skills in equipment maintenance and operation; menu development; espresso extraction; milk steaming; latte art; work flow; speed; efficiency and organization.

    Additional discounts may apply for groups of 4 or more.  Custom workshops are also available.  Call for more information: 800.655.3955.

    Attendees receive free samples and giveaways from our sponsors, as well as discounts on products, equipment, etc. when applicable.

    All Bellissimo attendees receive special discounts on Bellissimo educational books and DVDs and discounts on lodging at Portland's finest hotels.

    In addition, attendees receive a 10% or larger discount on Bellissimo Coffee Advisors Consulting Services.

    Sign-Up
  • December Advanced Barista Workshop

    12.15.2017 - 12.15.2017 / 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    This one day workshop is a full day of hands-on training designed to take your barista skills to the next level. After you have explored the fundamentals in our Barista Workshop, take the next step to deepen your knowledge and improve your techniques.

    Subjects Include: advanced latte art, preventative machine maintenance such as cleaning and changing burrs on grinders, changing gaskets in espresso machines, advanced cupping, grooming the coffee, advanced dialing-in, working with alternative milks, and a mock café exercise.

    Additional discounts may apply for groups of 4 or more.  Custom workshops are also available.  Call for more information: 800.655.3955.

    Attendees receive free samples and giveaways from our sponsors, as well as discounts on products, equipment, etc. when applicable.

    All Bellissimo attendees receive special discounts on Bellissimo educational books and DVDs and discounts on lodging at Portland's finest hotels.

    In addition, attendees receive a 10% or larger discount on Bellissimo Coffee Advisors Consulting Services.

    Call for More Details

Bellissimo Coffee Advisors' workshops are designed to give you or your staff the information and confidence needed to succeed in today's highly competitive retail specialty coffee market. 

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. 

Learn more about our consulting services or call us at 800-655-3955

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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  • "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

  • "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 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

  • Must applaud the individuals who have placed much emphasis and dedication into research, developing and implementing the teaching module which makes this class a success, namely the trainers (love you guys). I would recommend this workshop to any aspiring barista and know that coffee will never be the same again.

    - Rena S. | | Trinidad

  • 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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "What really impressed me about the school was the razor sharp focus on the things you need to know to start and run a successful coffee business. This focus came from seasoned professionals who had tried everything and learned through trial and error what works. You have their undivided attention for a full week. On the practical side you learn that there is only one way to prepare a specialty coffee drink  - it has to be perfect or you don't serve it to the customer.  They show you how and you practice until you get it right.  In short, the course is invaluable."

    - Clifford W. | | Atlantic, New York

Aaron Olsen & Kim Anderson - Handlebar Coffee Roasters

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Aaron Olsen & Kim Anderson - Handlebar Coffee Roasters

We attended the October 2010 barista training class and coincidentally opened handlebar Nov 1st, 2011 (more or less 1 year later).

We were both professional cyclists, Kim having won the Women's Tour de Feminine (Tour de France for women) in 2009 and myself riding 2 times in the Tour of Italy. We have passion for great coffee and had spent the past couple years taking ideas from Europe, the SF Bay area and Portland for the interior design.

We spent 3 1/2 months doing most of the work ourselves, using reclaimed wood, of which our countertops came from the 2x6 studs that we saved from tearing down the wall which now has all the windows to the exterior patio seating. We are in a great little locals corner, a well established spot in Santa Barbara, with businesses of 25 and 30 years respectfully surrounding us. Our location is in a densely populated business district and has residential apartments above the store front below. 

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