In business for over 25 years, Bellissimo Coffee Advisors are the pioneers of Specialty Coffee Education and Training. We have worked to help thousands of cafes around the globe succeed in the coffee industry.
We operate a monthly 5-day workshop on coffee entrepreneurship and barista training in Portland, Oregon and are the group behind OnlineBaristaTraining.com.
We operate a major Portland roasting company and two cafes, Water Avenue Coffee.
“Walking the walk” allows us the hands-on current and relevant awareness of what it takes to run a successful coffee operation.
Coffee Business & Barista Training Workshops
5 Day Bundle
Learn the business of running a successful coffee shop while receiving the best barista training that money can buy.
"Because you would never buy an airplane and not take flying lessons."
Lower the risk of your financial investment and give your coffee business the best chance to succeed.
Monday - Friday
Coffee Business Training
Negotiating a great lease, management, layout & design, marketing, equipment decisions & maintenance, cost of goods sold. Essential for all coffee shop owners, new or established.
Barista Basics Workshop
Learn everything to get you from novice to advanced barista skills in this 14 hour, two day workshop. For absolute beginners as well as baristas seeking a comprehensive understanding.
Advanced Barista Workshop
7 hours of advanced barista training in a small group setting with hands-on instruction from some of the world's best baristas.
*Prerequisite: Barista Basics Workshop
Taught by the green coffee buyer at Water Avenue Coffee, this 7 hour experience allows you to learn the best practices of coffee roasting, both for commercial and home roasters.
Coffee Business Training
Negotiating a great lease, management, layout & design, marketing, equipment decisions, cost of goods sold. Essential for all coffee shop owners, new or established.
Barista Basics Workshop
Learn everything from novice to advanced barista skills in this 14 hour, two day workshop. For beginners as well as baristas seeking comprehensive understanding.
The grandaddy of all barista training experiences. Learn advanced latte art, separate yourself from the competition
*Prerequisite: Completion of Barista Basics Workshop
Coffee Roasting Workshop
Taught by the green coffee buyer at Water Avenue Coffee, this 7 hour experience allows you to learn the best practices of coffee roasting, both for commercial practice and home roasting.
Comprehensive Online Coffee Education and Training
We created Online Barista Training with convenience in mind. Accessible from anywhere, with training videos, reading materials, tests and quizzes designed to take your employees from A to Z in barista knowledge and improving their skill sets.
One low monthly subscription permits you access to a virtual portal designed with both the total novice and seasoned barista veteran in mind. Sign up for either a personal account for one person to learn, or sign up as a Retailer which grants access for up to 15 unique accounts.
Full access to OBT training platform and curriculum FOR UP TO 15 EMPLOYEES each with their own unique log in and accounts. Main account holder has access to view each baristas progress through the courses, designed to hold baristas accountable and act as a conversation starter as to where baristas need further help.
Access to new videos, webinars, and content updates. $59.95 if paying month-by-month. Save 20% when you sign up for an annual subscription. Subscription auto-renews, cancel anytime.
Full access to training platform and training curriculum. Access to new videos, webinars, and content updates. Career development. 3 months for $49.95, then $14.95/month after that. Subscription auto-renews, cancel anytime.
With completion of our courses, you’ll be armed with the education you need to operate a successful retail specialty coffee business. You’ll also gain the comprehensive knowledge required to be a world class barista.
The certificate of completion you’ll receive also comes with the following accolades:
- Respected and acknowledged by the specialty coffee industry.
- Known worldwide as the best coffee business and barista education available.
- Certificate is backed by our many industry sponsors (specials available for graduates).
Templates & Downloadable Resources for Coffee Shop Owners
Coffee Shop Business Plan ($695)
This clear and comprehensive business plan includes an executive summary, a detailed description of the business, individual product descriptions, location analysis, company principles, additional expertise, target market analysis, related competition, marketing techniques, and menu specifications. This fully editable and customizable presentation business plan template comes with step-by-step instructions so that you can alter it to fit your business’ needs! Rest easy that you haven’t forgotten to consider anything that a coffee business needs.
Employee Handbook ($495)
This comprehensive employee handbook template is designed specifically for retail coffee businesses. Created and refined by experts in both retail coffee and human resources, this handbook template is perfect for your retail coffee operation. Delivered as a templatized document, our handbook is fully customizable to fit your unique needs.
Make life easier for your manager, create standardized rules and policies to adhere by. Remember, your customers need consistency. How can you delivery consistency without a handbook to hold people accountable to?
Operations Manual (
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Our retail operations manual template is designed specifically for retail coffee businesses. includes new employee training checklists, open and closing shift checklists, standard beverage guide, protocols for cleaning and maintaining machinery, and more!
Delivered as a templatized document, our ops manual is fully customizable to fit your unique needs.
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