Portland, OR


How to Design, manage, and open a coffee shop

in our 1-Day accelerated workshop

This is the coffee entrepreneur’s one stop shop for business advice, planning, and inspiration. You will leave with the knowledge you need to get serious about opening a coffee shop. 


“the best investment I could have made for my business” 


“perfect for baristas looking to go into business for themselves”



*Max class size 6 persons. Group rates available. Call (503) 232-2222.

Upcoming Accelerated Business Workshops

  • July 22, 2020
  • July 22-24, 2020

 $2149  $1999

What Our Workshop Covers

Introduction to the Specialty Coffee Industry

The Specialty Coffee Industry has exploded in the last few years. We’ll briefly go over what it is and what it means. 

Business Concepts/Location & Site Selection

Coffee shops are all about location. We cover how to evaluate the viability of different areas and when to say no.

Negotiating Your Lease

A bad lease will kill a coffee shop before it ever has a chance. Negotiate right from the beginning and give yourself a leg up.

Business Plan & Financial Plan

Hone your concept and ensure that it’s financially viable. 

Hiring & Training, Employee Management

How to find the right people for your shop, what questions to ask, and how to work with a team to build a great store. 

Branding, Marketing & Current Trends

Get and stay in front of your community. Attract new customers, build positive sentiment, and grow your business.

Store Design and Layout: Ergonomics & Efficiency 

Keep your baristas healthy and your customers flowing. Learn optimal layouts and time saving measures.

Cost of Goods Sold & Menu Development

Pricing makes or breaks a coffee business. We lay out how to calculate what you should charge and how your menu should evolve.

Future Business Trends

Learn where the industry is heading and embrace change.


We include plenty of time for personal Q&A with our expert consultants.

What Else is Included?

  • Unlimited coffee beverages and lunch provided
  • Includes a FREE 12 oz bag of coffee beans, courtesy of Water Avenue Coffee
  • All participants receive a certificate of completion

What Our Grads Say

"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."
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Danny Tippit
"The American Barista & Coffee Workshops are an invaluable resource and worth every penny you will spend. This is because of their acute attention to detail and care of each trainee that comes through their lab is unparalleled in the coffee industry."
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Caleb Walker
"I wanted to learn about the coffee business and have some hands-on experience to help me determine if I'd like to have a coffee business. I had sooooo much fun this week. The people who work here are all friendly, knowledgeable, inspired, and encouraging!"
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Kristen Denney
Located in the center of

The best coffee city in America

Portland, Or

(503) 232-2222

In a 2,000 square foot espresso lab. 

With 9 different espresso machines.

1-on-1 attention by professional barista trainers. 

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Get serious about opening a coffee shop

For dreamers who have always wanted to open their own coffee shop. This is a fast moving crash course designed to give you exactly what you need and nothing more.


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