Coffee Business Training

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

1-Day Crash Course on the Business of Running a Coffee Shop


Upcoming Dates

Reserve your seat with a $500 deposit

September 23

3 Seats Left

October 21

6 Seats Left

November 18

6 Seats Left

December 16

6 Seats Left

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.

Don’t make the same mistakes as other business owners

Opening a coffee shop is a big investment, so take the time to protect yourself. Learn how to do things right from day one and avoid needing to play catch-up later.


Learn how to design your coffee shop to reach peak efficiency while avoiding costly injuries. Stand apart with your unique aesthetic and vision

Budgeting and Finances

See how to develop and price out a menu while controlling waste and operating expenses. Generate crucial reports and insight so that you always know where you business is at.

Profitability and Growth

We will help you create straightforward, actionable plans to attract more customers and leverage diverse marketing channels to grow your brand. Become an ultra-successful single location business or prepare to expand to multiple locations.

Hiring and Mangment

You’ll walk away with techniques to find the right people and develop a team who will help make this whole thing possible. Recruit, develop, retain.

Equipment Recommendations and Exclusive Discounts

Our expert technicians can provide detailed advice for your individual needs. Plus, our long standing relationships within the industry translate to discounts for you.

Ask Any and All Questions

Ask us anything you may be wondering about your business. We've been in the industry for decades, and have pretty much seen it all. We're here to help you directly.

Skip the degrees

You don’t have to spend years getting a business degree to open a coffee shop. We cut out the fluff and get down the real actionable information you’ll need to steer your coffee shop towards profitability and success.


Module 0


Meet your fellow coffee professionals and all the Bellissimo staff.

Module 0
Module 1

Coffee Shop A to Z

We’ll start by broadly covering the entire process of opening a coffee shop. Ensure that you’re not missing anything on your way to opening.

Module 1
Module 2

Coffee Shop Concepts and Design

A deeper dive into the types of coffee businesses you can pursue and how to layout various spaces effectively.

Module 2
Module 3

Coffee Shop Finances

How to create a P&L and all the pieces that feed into it. Learn how to understand the health of your business at a glance, and what things you can do to fix a faltering business.

Module 3


We’ll feed you! We can accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions, just let us know.

Module 4

Hiring, Developing, and Retaining Staff

Your staff are one of the most crucial parts of any coffee operation. Learn how to find the right talent, turn them into perfect employees, and make them feel valued.

Module 4
Module 5

Cost and Time Effective Marketing

Far too few coffee shops invest in any kind of marketing. We’ll show you how to hit all the important bases with as little impact on your schedule and bottom line as possible. 

Module 5
Module 6

Extended Q&A

Extra time to answer any questions that come up or dive deeper into any topic. This is your time to personalize the workshop!

Module 6

Gain real confidence

Know that you are making a smart choice by taking time to educate yourself and giving your business the best chance it can get.

Still wondering if our workshops are right for you?

Take control of your coffee Business Success

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.

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