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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

"A great business starts with a great foundation. Bellissimo Coffee Advisors helped us attain a solid foundation and a sense of belonging in the Specialty Coffee Industry. Rock Creek Coffee Roasters opened its doors in August 2004 and we owe much of our success to their knowledge and professionalism."
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Joel & Peggy Gargaro
Rock Creek Coffee Roasters. Billings, MT

5 Day Bundle

-Our most popular package-
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

$2,850
Save $300!

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.

Monday-Tuesday

$1,249

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.

Wednesday-Thursday

$1,249

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

Friday

$499

Coffee Roasting


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.

Saturday

$499

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.

Monday-Tuesday

$1,249

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.

Wednesday-Thursday

$1,249

Advanced Barista

The grandaddy of all barista training experiences. Learn advanced latte art, separate yourself from the competition

*Prerequisite: Completion of Barista Basics Workshop

Friday

$499

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.

Saturday

$499

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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.

Click Here For The Retailer Subscription

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.

Click Here For Individual Barista Subscription

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. 

Presentation Business Plan

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? 

Employee Handbook

Operations Manual ($250 $199)

Limited time discount!

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.

Operations Manual

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What our clients Have to say

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The Bellissimo business workshop was extremely informative. I do not have a background in the coffee industry but left the workshop feeling equipped to begin my journey towards entrepreneurship. The business plan was a great supplement to the workshop as it provided the framework and information required to kickstart my business funding. I was able to modify and complete my business plan within a few weeks of completing the workshop. My experience with Bellissimo Coffee Advisors has been extremely helpful and will allow me to kick start my business faster than I ever imagined.
jasmine baldwin
Jasmine Baldwin
Miramar, FL
"In a past life, I was a manager of another cafe and was tasked with coming up with an employee handbook for my company. It took me weeks of my time, and I kept finding things that were wrong with it and needed to be changed afterwards. Bellissimo really hit the nail on the head with this easy-to-edit handbook template. Simply add your company name in the respective areas, edit policies as needed and rest assured that nothing will get overlooked."
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Jennifer Jenkins
Portland, OR
"So simple, yet effective. Sure, you could come up with all this on your own, but do you really want to? These lists are well thought out, and for the low cost of admission, I'd rather spend my time doing something more fulfilling. I'd happily buy this operations manual again. Saved me a lot of time, and my time is incredibly valuable to me."
Aurora Meyers
Aurora Myers
Portland, OR

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