We Help People Succeed In Specialty Coffee

Over 19 years, Bellissimo Coffee Advisors has trained and educated thousands of coffee entrepreneurs to successfully start up, operate, and thrive in the coffee industry.

American Barista & Coffee Workshops

Comprehensive hands on training in Portland, OR

Online Coffee Business and Barista Training

Coffee education wherever you need it

Premium Consulting Services

Individualized advice from some of the industry's foremost experts

World Class Coffee and Barista Training

Join us in our constantly evolving coffee lab located in the heart of coffee innovation, Portland, OR. We specialize in taking absolute beginners to legitimate coffee professionals.

We will personally train you on both the business and bar aspects of opening a coffee shop. We keep our classes small to give everyone individual attention and plenty time to practice. Get your questions answered directly and leave as a coffee professional. 

Portland has long been the center of coffee innovation. It’s hard to find as many unique coffee shop concepts in a single place. By training with us, not only are you getting the benefits of our workshops, but also the opportunity to be inspired by a dense and thriving independent coffee scene.

Bellissimo Coffee Advisors and the American Barista and Coffee Workshops are the passion projects of Bruce and Matt Milletto, the father and son coffee team known throughout the industry. For over 19 years, we have helped entrepreneurs start successful coffee shops, and we’re here to help you too. 

Industry Partners

Online Education

Learn from industry experts online. Whether you need help with your business concept, barista training, or even to manage a whole team, our award winning online resources are here to help.

Coffee Business Startup Course

How to Open and Run a Coffee Shop

Our online coffee business learning platform contains all the information we cover in our workshops but with the added convenience of access wherever and whenever you want.


  • 50 lessons and topics covering the entire process of opening and running a coffee shop
  • More than 20 videos and over 40,000 words of coffee business training
  • Downloadable financial spreadsheet templates

Online Barista Training

Offering subscriptions for both individual baristas and whole teams, Online Barista Training is the perfect way to build a solid foundation of coffee knowledge. With modules on everything from espresso, to milk, to maintenance, OBT is the comprehensive resource you need.

Digital Downloads

We offer completely customizable templates of the most essential documents to any coffee business to save you time and give you peace of mind. An employee handbook can be the difference between a lawsuit and a smooth running coffee shop.

Training Your Home

If you're just looking for details on how best to use your home espresso machine, try out our Virtual Coffee platform. Become a real coffee geek in just 5 days of spare time.

What Our Attendees Have to Say

Bellissimo gave me the confidence in my dream and concrete steps to make my vision a reality. They provided me with a foundation of the business sense that I needed in order to get this off the ground. So, things like a having a business plan and a marketing plan, and organizational tools to help me navigate the unknowns were immensely helpful.
John Peterson
Yellowbird Coffee Bar | St Paul, MN
We decided to invest time and resources into the best training we could find across the country from Bellissimo Coffee Advisors. Without them, our coffee dreams would have never come true. We now have a thriving retail store AND roastery and have revisited Bellissimo several times for more training and collaboration and are finally preparing to open our second location.
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Caleb Walker
Coldsmoke Coffee | Bozeman, MT
Not only super knowledgeable and experienced, the love for what they do and the people they serve is evident. My instructors didn’t just share their knowledge, they shared their passion and inspired us, the students, to understand and embrace that same passion.
Danny Tippit
Dry Bones Mud House | Indianapolis, IN
I attended the workshops with intention of truly understanding coffee, the business aspect and of course the education and understanding of being a “true” barista. I wasn’t clear as to what I would take away from ABC, but I was pleasantly surprised with how much I did. There were still days after a few years where I reference the notes I took.
Steve Kraus
Press Coffee | Phoenix, AZ

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5 Lessons Before you Open a
Coffee Shop

Are you ready to open a coffee shop? We'll send you our ebook along with 5 of our best pieces of advice to help you prepare.

5 Lessons Before You Open A
Coffee Shop

Are you ready to open a coffee shop? We'll send you our ebook along with 5 of our best pieces of advice to help you prepare.