Learn how to roast coffee

Join Bellissimo Coffee Advisors for the American Barista and Coffee Workshops in Portland, OR

1-Day Coffee Roasting Workshop


Upcoming Dates

Reserve your seat with a $500 deposit

Dates TBA

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Once we’ve confirmed your deposit, we’ll send you scheduling information and an invoice for the remaining amount to be paid at your convenience before you arrive.


Get hands on experience with coffee roasting

The fastest way to get started with coffee roasting is to simply jump in. We offer tailored guidance to getting started with coffee roasting, whether you are a hobbyist or want to roast professionally.

Learn from successful coffee roasters

Come to the Water Avenue Coffee roastery, one of the top coffee roasters in the Northwest. Our roastings staff are some of the best in the biz, and we’re here to help you.

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Module 0


Meet your fellow coffee professionals and the roasting staff.

Module 0
Module 1

Coffee Origin and Green Bean Purchasing

Learn more about coffee growing and where to look for green bean suppliers.

Module 1
Module 2

The Coffee Seed

A deeper dive into what exactly the coffee see is and how it changes through growing and roasting. 

Module 2
Module 3

Roasting Science

Overview of the roasting curve and chemical processes that occur when coffee is roasted. 

Module 3
Module 4

Roast Profile Cupping

We’ll cup different roast levels to help understand the nuances of dark and light roasts. 

Module 4
Module 5

Roasting Equipment

We’ll cover roaster types, mechanics, and safety.

Module 5
Module 6


Finally, we’ll walk through a whole coffee roast!

Module 6

Deepen your relationship with coffee

Whether you want to roast commercially or not, our roasting workshop will help you understand the product on a whole new level and develop a new appreciation for your morning beverage.

Still wondering if our workshops are right for you?

Take control of your coffee Business

Even with zero experience making coffee or running a coffee business, you will leave our workshop ready to compete in the industry. You are the painter, we provide the brushes.

Bellissimo gave me the confidence in my dream and some concrete steps to take 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. Thanks again for everything that you did for me and yellowbird coffee bar!
John Peterson
Yellowbird Coffee Bar, MN
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. After the workshop, I left emotionally and mentally tired, but on fire to get back and get our shop open.​
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Danny Tippit
Dry Bones Mud House, IN
I have had 3 years experience managing cafes but needed something more for detail on ownership before launching. I wasn't disappointed, the course was thorough and I left with the confidence to jump into Cafe Trreat.
Rachel Riley
Cafe Trreat, Australia
I had a really great time last week and learned SO MUCH in such a short amount of time. I definitely feel more confident and prepared to take on my own coffee shop in the near future thanks to you guys!
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Ryan Leckie
Aspiring Coffee Business Owner, OR

Everything you need

Your relationship with us doesn’t have to end with our workshops. We offer all our attendees unmatched discounts on our digital products and tools to catapult you even farther ahead.

Employee Handbook Template

Set crucial expectations and avoid the worry of lawsuits. Your employee handbook is one of the most important tools a coffee shop business owner can have.

Learn how to open a coffee shop with us

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Coffee Shop

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