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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Our 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.

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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 more. If you also want to see the heart of Portland, Oregon, I recommend this workshop as well."

    - Chad B. | | Virginia Beach, VA

  • "What really impressed me about the school was the razor sharp focus on the things you need to know to start and run a successful coffee business. This focus came from seasoned professionals who had tried everything and learned through trial and error what works. You have their undivided attention for a full week. On the practical side you learn that there is only one way to prepare a specialty coffee drink  - it has to be perfect or you don't serve it to the customer.  They show you how and you practice until you get it right.  In short, the course is invaluable."

    - Clifford W. | | Atlantic, New York

  • "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

  • "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