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.

    Sign-Up
  • 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.

    Sign-Up
  • 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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  • "I came here green as green can be. What I mean by that is I had little to no knowledge of coffee and the industry and yet my wife and I are planning on opening a coffee shop. I walked away feeling confident in all that I learned and ready to open our coffee bar. They opened my eyes to everything coffee; from roasting, brewing, the art of espresso making, and more importantly the business side of things. If we are not successful it isn't because of Bellissimo. But I truly believe that now after taking the Bellissimo workshop on roasting, barista, and business our chances of being a successful specialty coffee shop have gone up 100%! I cant say enough about the trainers, the facility, and the content! TOP NOTCH!!! Thanks so much Bellissimo! We love and appreciate you all!!!"

    - Danny T. | | Indianapolis, Indiana

  • "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

  • "An excellent, in-depth workshop covering all aspects of setup and running a speciality coffee business.  Especiallty impressed by the knowledge (and patience) of all the trainers.  Extremely useful to anyone contemplating a move into the speciality coffee business."

    - Steve J. | | London, England

  • "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

  • "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 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

  • "Wow! Honestly, I came into this experience a little nervous. Opening a coffee shop is not something I expected to do a year ago. I was taught that jumping into a trade without knowing and understanding it is the first step to failure. I have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge from Bellissimo Coffee Advisors, and from its trainers. Bellissimo has me given a tool box with an abundance of tools that I am excited to roll out and use."

    - Steven S. | | El Paso, TX

  • "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

  • "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

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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