Bellissimo Coffee Advisors

  • 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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  • 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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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

  • "Wow! Who knew there was so much to know about coffee? Coming in as a green bean, not really knowing much about coffee, I was blown away by the vastness that is the coffee industry. I learned so much. I now consider myself a light-medium roast bean, and I look forward to continuing my education on coffee and becoming…a French roast!"

    - Petra B. | | Inglewood, CA

  • 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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

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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