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.

  • "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

  • "We traveled all the way from Cape Town, South Africa to Portland, Oregon to attend their course after discovering them on the Internet. The Bellissimo workshop ranks as one of the best value for money courses I have yet attended. I was extremely impressed by the passion and breadth and depth of knowledge these guys have of their subject. You will take years and spend a lot more on “school fees” than taking some time out and making a small investment in your knowledge by standing on the shoulders of these “giants” and their decades of hands on experience."

    - Phil & Joshua G. | | Constantia, South Africa

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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