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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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

  • "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

  • "This workshop has not only helped me become more savvy as a future business owner and more informed as I serve customers, it has also helped me to become more informed as a coffee consumer.  I appreciate the world of coffee so much more after taking this workshop."

    - Eva M. | | Akron, Ohio

  • "I had an amazing time during this workshop.  The trainers were all super friendly, knowledgable, and taught effectively.  Improvement in my latte art was almost instant.  Lots of the business aspect of running a coffee bar was also super helpful and practical.  Highly recommended!"

    - Michael T. | | Jakarta, Indonesia

  • "At ABCS, I learned about coffee in the perfect setting. I also met very interesting and knowledgeable people, and had lots of fun, too. The opportunity to practice and prepare drinks without limitation was fantastic. Thank you!"

    - Karina U. | | Lima, Peru

  • "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

  • "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 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

  • "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

  • "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

Aaron Olsen & Kim Anderson - Handlebar Coffee Roasters

Featured Graduates

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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