New Business Consulting Services

Opening a new specialty coffee business? Our team of talented professionals can help you achieve your coffee dream, from concept to opening day and beyond.

We believe that when it comes to building your coffee business, one size does not fit all. This is why we offer the widest range of services in business plan writing, menu and beverage development, equipment selection, marketing strategy, barista training and coffee roasting. From location selection to analysis of competition to on-site strategic planning and training, we can build custom packages to suit your budget and business needs.

As always with Bellissimo Coffee Advisors, education is just the beginning. With us, you're not just getting our knowledge, you're getting our people—expert consultants with years of experience who will listen to your needs and work closely with you and your staff every step of the way.

We absolutely want to help you on your journey in opening a successful retail coffee business, so give us a call today @ 800-655-3955.

Bellissimo Coffee Advisors Training

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ABCS workshops are designed to give you or your staff the information and training needed to succeed in today's highly competitive retail specialty coffee market. Workshop sessions include lectures and demonstrations followed by hands-on practice. Our small workshop sizes ensure a personalized experience led by coffee business professionals who have owned and operated successful retail coffee operations.


On-Site Store Opening & Training

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Reduce the anxiety related to opening your new specialty coffee business with help from an expert consultant. We will help you tie up all the loose ends prior to opening, and then assist you through your opening day. We will train your staff how to prepare award-winning beverages. We will also help you formulate a game plan for your first months of business to ensure you get started properly. We will help with strategic marketing concepts, and the set up of operation systems that will save you hundreds of dollars over time. 

Please call 800.655.3955 and get a quote from one of our experts.

On-Site Barista Training

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Your reputation depends on consistent quality. A highly trained staff producing superior drinks is critical to the overall success of your coffee business, and will set you apart from your competition. A properly trained barista will lead to increased customer satisfaction, increased sales and ultimately save you money. Our expert trainers will come to your shop to teach the technical skills necessary to make perfect coffee and espresso beverages. On-Site training can vary from two to five days. 

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On-Site Store Evaluation and Optimization

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Customized review of menu and pricing, monthly sales, profit and loss statements, labor and employee scheduling, inventory, purchases and ordering systems for consumable products, rent factor, hard expenses and an overall evaluation of store. Marketing strategies, promotions, and sales growth will be a focus. 

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1 Day Hands-On Training

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This service is for one day of hands-on training in Portland, OR at our facilities. The day will begin at 8:30am and end at 5pm. The price is for a group of 1 or 2 people. Additional costs for groups over 2.

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2 Day In House Custom Training

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We are happy to offer a customized class for you and your staff. This class includes two days in our training lab in Portland, OR. We can customize the curriculum to fit your needs and skill levels through our discussions prior to class. This is designed for up to 4 students, more may require an additional small upcharge. 

Our unique "Train the Trainer" approach is a  perfect blend of real world scenarios, drink drills, and detail oriented instruction that will both prepare you to successfully run a quality coffee bar and teach others in your organization to do the same.

Example Topics of Training:

  • equipment maintenance and operation 
  • menu development
  • espresso extraction
  • milk steaming
  • latte art
  • work flow
  • speed
  • efficiency and organization 

Our goal is that each student walk away confident and equipped  to run their coffee bar with knowledge and excellence.  

Please call 800.655.3955 and get a quote from one of our experts.

  • "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

  • "My wife and I drove up from outside New Orleans to attend this class!  I am very glad we did!  I would have lost so much money in bad business decisions that Matt and Tom made me aware of!!  It is definitely worth the money!"

    - David B. | | Alexandria, Louisiana

  • "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

  • "I learned a lot on how to open a coffee business, both business side and the practical side.  I encourage everyone who's opening a shop to go here!  The trainers are very helpful and they make sure what you're doing is right."

    - John A. | | Thornhill, Ontario

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

    - Chad B. | | Virginia Beach, VA

  • 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

  • "Flying in all the way from Pakistan was a big decision, and I couldn't have decided better.  This workshop offered me incredible information that I would not have had access to elsewhere."

    - Mohammad S. | | Islamabad, Pakistan

  • "The workshop gave me an industry perspective from knowledgable trainers with years of experience.  I found the workshop to be very helpful in my planning and I am confident it saved me tens of thousands of dollars of potential mistakes due to my lack of experience."

    - Stephen S. | | Naples, Florida