Mark and Joey Trujillo

Hub Coffee Co.

The Hub Coffee Co. Reno, NV Our most recent addition to Reno’s independent scene is a new coffee cart in the Nevada Discover Museum, located in downtown Reno. This new location (albeit tiny), along with our foray into coffee roasting, is in our opinion a testament to the rewards to be had after a tireless […]

Janice Chua


Bitter + Sweet Cupertino, CA Bitter + Sweet was also featured on the cover of Specialty Coffee Retailer Magazine, December 2011 In its first 7 months of business Bitter+Sweet has received over 150 Yelp Reviews with a 4.5 star average Bitter+Sweet was launched in July 2011 by Janice Chua with the mission of serving the […]

Steve Kraus

press coffee roasters

Press Coffee Phoenix, AZ Best of the Valley: Best Cup of Coffee – 2 yrs in a row  Our concept is a marriage of everything we are passionate about- coffee, food, and wine.  We often get asked how we came up with the name Press.  It was easy — Coffee French Press, Panini Press, Wine […]

Aaron Olsen & Kim Anderson

handlebar coffee

Handlebar Coffee Roasters Santa Barbara, CA Best thing we could have ever done for the business was to attend their week long workshop to have a better understanding of all that goes into great coffee, how to prepare it, serve it and for that and everything else Bellissimo has done for us, we are truly grateful. […]

Federico & Lily Bolaños

viva espresso

Viva Espresso! San Salvador, El Salvador World Barista Champion – Alejandro Mendez We highly recommend anyone seriously interested in becoming a professional barista or opening a coffee bar or roastery to Attend a workshop with Bellissimo…It will be without a doubt your best investment. Our journey in specialty coffee started at Bellissimo Coffee Advisors in […]

Sarina Prabasi & Elias Gurmu

cafe buunni

Cafe Buunni New York, NY Sarina & Elias worked closely with Bellissimo Coffee Advisors in the planning and development stages and assisted in the menu, design and layout, equipment, and other areas to bring Cafe Buunni to fruition. Elias attended the American Barista & Coffee Workshops as well, and we are very excited for them […]

Jennifer Jenkins

even keel coffee

Even Keel Coffee Company Portland, OR I had no idea my love for coffee would translate to owning my own coffee bar.  Being an architect for the last 20 years, married and raising two young boys in Portland, I began looking for my next chapter in late summer 2016.  I grew up around small business, […]

Caleb Walker

cold smoke coffee

Cold Smoke Coffee Bozeman, MT In July of 2011 we sat out to open a coffeehouse that defied the “normalities” of what can be accomplished in the coffee industry. One of our biggest challenges was the fact that we actually knew nothing about coffee….cue the American Barista & Coffee Workshops. We decided to invest time […]

Cristy Guirola

terra negra trade

Terra Negra Trade Company Guatamala Looking back now to when I took the class and seeing what we are doing today, I feel the American Barista & Coffee Workshops were a turning point and an insightful experience in our business idea and dream. What I experienced and learned not only gave me the instruments to […]

Kristi Uhland

Espresso a la Carte

Espresso à la Carte Jacksonville, FL As a young Floridian bride of a native Oregonian (my late husband Chris grew up in the East Moreland area of Portland), we visited Portland often and enjoyed the coffee culture immensely.  We had a desire to introduce the cutting edge coffee “vibe” to Northeast Florida via a specialty […]