Are you opening a coffee shop?

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

Bundle 1 Day of Coffee Business Training + 2 Days of Coffee Bar Training

 $2150  $1999

Upcoming Dates

Reserve your seat with a $500 deposit

September 23-25

2 Seats Left

October 21-23

6 Seats Left

November 18-20

6 Seats Left

December 16-18

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.

Open your coffee business with confidence

Join us to learn all the business and coffee knowledge you’ll need to succeed in the coffee industry. Our workshop bundle delivers expert advice, hands-on training, and unmatched value for all coffee entrepreneurs.

Design

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.

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.

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.

Expert Barista Training

We provide the ultimate primer to making coffee professionally for a fraction of the price of our competitors. Learn everything you’ll need to make drinks behind your coffee bar and train baristas to do the same.

Equipment Recommendations and Exclusive Discounts

Take the opportunity to practice on a wide variety of espresso machines, grinders, and other equipment in our coffee lab. Our expert technicians provide detailed advice for your individual needs. Plus, our long standing relationships within the industry translate to discounts for you.

Develop your Palate

It’s not enough to think you’re making great coffee, you have to know. That’s why we focus on developing palates as we practice, so you can truly taste specialty coffee.

Never Worry About a Recipe Again

Walk out knowing exactly how to pull an amazing shot of espresso and make a perfect cappuccino, latte, mocha, and anything else you’ll need for your coffee shop.

A path to your opening day

Our workshops are designed to completely prepare our attendees to open a coffee business. We will personally lay the groundwork for your unique vision by providing the expert information, tools, and guidance that has helped hundreds of hopeful business owners realize their dreams.

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Day 1

Module 0

Introductions

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
Break

Lunch

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

Break
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

Day 2

Module 7

Coffee Introduction

Day 2 starts by examining the theory behind brewing coffee and various techniques we’ll use throughout the next modules.

Module 7
Module 8

Coffee Cupping

We’ll make sure everyone is energized for the day with a cupping to start developing our palettes.

Module 8
Module 9

Equipment Overview

Our trainers will walk you through essential coffee shop equipment as well as various brands and options, and how everything works. 

Module 9
Break

Lunch

Lunch from our very own Water Avenue Coffee. 

Break
Module 10

Espresso, Step by Step

Let’s get pulling! Learn how to pull a great shot of espresso and how to adjust things when your shot doesn’t taste so great.

Module 10
Module 11

Espresso Practice

You’ll have ample time to practice pulling and tasting espresso with the expert guidance of our trainers. 

Module 11
Module 12

Cleaning and Maintenance

End the day with an overview of espresso machine cleaning and maintenance. A well kept machine can last a decade or more, but a poorly kept machine will cost you thousands. 

Module 12

Day 3

Module 13

Steaming Milk

Time to learn how to create smooth milk with just the right amount of foam. 

Module 13
Module 14

Latte Art Essentials

Apply your milk knowledge and start drawing latte art. You’ll walk away with the basics down and practice exercises to develop even more.

Module 14
Module 15

Espresso & Milk Practice

More time to practice, but now you’ll be making complete drinks. We’ll practice getting faster while maintaining quality.

Module 15
Break

Lunch

You know the drill by now.

Break
Module 16

Batch and Manual Brewing Basics

Our trainers will cover how efficiently batch brew coffee and how to use some of the more popular manual brewing methods you may want to offer.

Module 16
Module 17

Cold Brew, Teas, and Other Coffee Shop Drink Options

We’ll talk about some of the other drinks you may want to put on your menu. How to make them or source them, how to store them, and how to serve them. 

Module 17
Module 18

Final Q&A and Presentation of Certificates

Our last big Q&A session to cover anything we went over for the entire workshop. As we wrap up, we’ll hand out certificates to all attendees stating that you completed the American Barista and Coffee Workshops.

Module 18

Come with questions, Leave with answers

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.

Still wondering if our workshops are right for you?

Join the ranks of successful coffee business owners

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
Bellissimo helped us gain a better understand of specialty coffee. We already had the passion and drive to do our best, but Bellissimo helped give us the basic tools, knowledge and understanding of how to put it all together. Without Bellissimo, we wouldn’t have had the skill-set to be ready for all that happens when the doors are open. Every day is learning for us, and that is a good thing.
Aaron Olsen and Kim Anderson
Handlebar Coffee Roasters, CA
We decided to invest time and resources into the best training we could find across the country and all due to the training 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 additional times for training and collaboration and are finally preparing to open our second location. 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
Cold Smoke Coffee, MT
I attended the ABCW 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 the ABCW, but I was pleasantly surprised with how much I did. There were still days after a few years where I’d still reference the books they gave me or the notes I took. Bellissimo has and will always earn my respect for what they do professionally and personally. I still see Matt and Bruce at trade shows and they always make it a point to say hello, this truly is a long term relationship going forward. As an individual in the industry, I would recommend Bellissimo indefinitely.
Steve Kraus
Press Coffee Roasters, AZ

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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