Coffee Consulting Personalized For Your Business

Is your specialty coffee business feeling a little stale? Are you not growing as fast as you anticipated? Bellissimo Coffee Advisors can help. Our business consulting team offers everything you need to optimize your existing operation and get it running smoothly.

Coffee Shop Consulting

We're here to help you succeed in coffee.

As part of your customized consulting package, we can review your financials, marketing, sales efforts and menu, then provide a thorough evaluation of how to improve your business. Our team of coffee experts is always available to provide additional support in the areas where you have the greatest need. Want someone on-site? We’re there. Need help training your current and future employees? We can do that. Looking for a roadmap to long-term profitability? We can point you in the right direction.

From beverage cost and labor management to sales analysis and inventory management, our experts will offer guidance and direction to fine-tune your specialty coffee business.  

Don’t let your business falter when it needs you the most. Let our experts clear your path to coffee success. 

Independent Consulting Services

On-Site Barista Training

Are you looking to increase the skills or your baristas and management team?  Our expert trainers can come to you for two to five days and work with your staff on the technical skills needed to produce high-quality espresso beverages.

On-Site Store Evaluation and Optimization

This is the perfect service for when you need to review your business and format a plan for increased profitability and productivity.  We will customize our service to fit your concerns, which may be some of the following: 

  • Menu
  • Pricing
  • Monthly sales
  • Profit and Loss Statements
  • Labor and Employee Scheduling
  • Inventory
  • Purchases and Ordering Systems
  • Rent Factor
  • Hard Expenses
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Promotions
  • Sales Growth

In House Custom Training

If you’d like to come to our training lab in Portland, Oregon to help your team bring their coffee skills to the next level, we’re here for that.  Our trainers can work with small or large groups for one to three days.  From the beginner to the seasoned veteran barista, we can format a training to fit your specialty coffee business needs.  Our goal is for each of your baristas to walk away with the skills to run your coffee bar with the best quality and the knowledge to back it up.

Additional Corporate Consulting Services

Café Design

Create a custom store design for your chain or individual store, taking into consideration traffic flow, state and local requirements, storage and serving space and more.

Executive Strategy Sessions

Meet with your company’s executive and planning committees to develop new strategies or refine old ones.

Operational Systems

Refine and update your operations so your company has the systems in place to operate your business at its optimal level.

Training Seminars

Travel to the location of your choice and address issues that are important to your company, including employee training, management techniques, marketing, operations, budgeting, cost controls and customer service.

Testimonials

The cost of engaging Bellissimo and bringing them to Singapore was insignificant compared to what we gained. I cannot put a dollar value on the service we received from Bellissimo, and I will always be thankful that I brought Bellissimo to Singapore for the opening of my cafe.

Burso Tan, Ragtime Cafe
Singapore

After looking over the available consultants, I decided to hire Bellissimo to help me with the many facets of opening my business. One of the best things we did was to have Bellissimo come to Webster to train our staff. Because of Bellissimo, we were much better prepared and our staff knew what they were doing before we even opened the doors.

Chuck Durand, Earthtones Coffee House
Webster, NY

Three Cheers for Bellissimo! If it wasn’t for the advice, education and training, Sipp’ss would still be a dream. Bellissimo has greatly helped my dream become a reality.

Sheila Watson, Sipp’ss
Fort Washington, MD

With absolutely no knowledge of the coffee business, contacting Bellissimo was the best decision we ever made. Their knowledge of the business, and friendly, yet professional attitude, has helped our coffee bar be the success that it is today. Their consultant was a God send to our business!

Debbie and Stephen Cash, Coffee Haven
Raleigh, NC

Bellissimo’s experience in both the restaurant and coffee industries combined with their objectivity and candor, was invaluable in opening our coffeehouse-café. We would suggest Bellissimo consulting for anyone desiring a “well check” or needing expert help getting to the next level.

Christopher & Veronica Lord, Beyond the Brim
Owensboro, KY

Bruce knows coffee, the coffee business, and the coffee industry. He has put together a successful coaching system to communicate and transfer incredible amounts of knowledge to his clients in a very effective way. Without a doubt he will save you both time and money, but more importantly he is a driving force to make sure that all the pieces are in place, so our business has a chance to succeed.

Kaz Oveissi
Eugene, OR

About one year ago, my husband and I decided to start a business of our own. We began researching several industries, including retail clothing, self-serve laundry, and finally, (thankfully), retail coffee.

The coffee industry excited and impressed us. We became like sponges, soaking in every bit of coffee-related information available. We learned quickly that coffee is a science as well as an art. Thus enter Bellissimo. Although Bellissimo received the highest recommendations from the Specialty Coffee Association of America and other leaders in the industry, I was still skeptical. I thought the money they required could be put to better use elsewhere. I could not imagine we could get truthful, insightful and caring pieces of advice. Well, I was wrong. From day one, Bruce Milletto took the time to get to know us and our individual needs. Ed Arvidson, our consultant, consistently went above and beyond the call of duty. Like a mentor, he taught and guided us, never acting like a "yes man," always shooting straight from personal experience and 25 years in the industry. We are so thankful to be associated with Bellissimo. They are a tremendous firm.


Joanna Wemple
Corona del Mar, CA

Calling Bellissimo prior to opening my business was the best decision I have ever made! Your consulting services have proven to be one of my most valuable business assets. I appreciate the time Bellissimo spent with us, considering the short notice you were given. Since I opened, I have heard nothing but raves about my espresso, espresso-based drinks and customer service. My people were ready when we opened the doors on day one! I look forward to taking advantage of additional services Bellissimo has to offer.

If I had known about Bellissimo earlier in my planning phases, I could have saved myself a great deal of time and money, not to mention headaches. There was no need for me to re-invent the wheel or stumble to learn everything on my own (alone). The expertise I needed was just a phone call away. Prior to any expansion, Bellissimo will be the first phone call I make. I appreciate everything you have done for me.

Willie Knapek
St. Pete Beach, FL

We are thoroughly delighted with Bellissimo's consulting services. We are constantly being told by everyone in Rock Hill that the Rock Hill Roasting Co. is one of the best things to happen to the city in a very long time. We are complemented on the atmosphere, quality of our food and beverages, the high level of customer service, as well as the image we project. We could not have done it without Bellissimo. Your consultation, training and experience in the industry put us on the shoulders of giants. We feel very blessed to have had the good fortune to meet you three years ago and start a relationship that led to this moment.

Suzie and Tom Jebo, Rock Hill Roasting Company
Rock Hill, SC

Ed Arvidson was my right-hand man during my store opening and was an invaluable resource for my staff and me. He helped me to stay focused while he did what he does best—staff training. With his extensive background and experience, he knew how to ease the worries and stress involved in opening a new store. Ed flew in and went right to work as if he was opening his own store. It wasn't a 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. job for him. He worked the same schedule I worked, which meant getting up early and staying up very late. Ed understands the financial hardship a lot of owners experience, so he makes himself a worthwhile investment.

Justin Wong
Cyprus, CA

Bruce, Ed, Mia and Kris at Bellissimo Coffee serve in a wonderful advisory role to my company Battery Park City Restaurant Associates, LLP. We are a start-up company, novices in the business of running a business, though I have more than 10 years experience in the hospitality industry.

The staff at Bellissimo has introduced us to the world of specialty coffee, as well as valuable contacts for construction, design and graphics. Bellissimo is holding our hands every step of the way, from conceptualization to writing a business plan, financial projections, tradeshow attendance and advice, and opening-day assistance. Bellissimo calls me regularly to checkup on our progress and to advise us of the next steps in the project.

Additionally, though my own research and tradeshow attendance, I found that Bellissimo is the recognized leader in the specialty beverage consulting industry. I would recommend Bellissimo Coffee as an advisor to anyone considering opening a specialty coffee business.

Kevin Carter
Battery Park City, NY

Bellissimo is the most outstanding consulting company in the specialty coffee industry. The knowledge and support they provide to existing coffee businesses and start-ups is unmatched by any other consultant in the industry. No matter what stage your business is in, Bellissimo has the expertise to assist you.

I have worked with the entire Bellissimo staff and found everyone professional and competent. I am very happy with the help I received from each and every one of them.

My staff and I thank Bruce Milletto for creating and maintaining Bellissimo Coffee, a company like no other in the specialty coffee industry. Many thanks to Ed Arvidson for guiding, teaching, and making our life so easy during our start-up phase. We also want to thank James Cloutier for supplying a "gear" vision for The Coffee Factory logo. Last, but not least, we would like to thank Kris Larson and Mia Adams for writing a very professional business plan, one that made us look very competitive in the coffee business market.

Dr. Tom Nguyen
Los Angeles, CA

We really enjoyed working with Bruce Milletto and the Bellissimo staff. Bruce is a gifted consultant, with vast knowledge in all aspects of coffee business startup and opening. Bruce is also very creative. He developed several specialty drinks and a line of panini sandwiches for our operation and designed parts of the interior décor. We at New York Coffee Company highly commend Bruce and the rest of the Bellissimo crew to anyone.

Doug Boys
Bahrain

Simply put, I could not have opened my coffee shop without the help and support I received from Bellissimo.

Dan Robinson, The Western Coffee Bar
Fort Collins, CO

Bellissimo has the vision, expertise and experience to identify a viable location. They saved me thousands of dollars. I think they're the greatest.

Cindy Ludwick, OH

We believe working with Bellissimo to be our single wisest investment made to date! They are terrific!

Jana Eisenberger
Spring Lake, NJ

Thank you for all your effort and exhibition of creativity in assembling our business plan and bar design. Without this plan I don't believe we would have had a chance for our location.

John Shane
Richmond, VA

Using their expertise in the coffee industry, they [Bellissimo] saved us thousands on our equipment purchases by directing us to the best companies to do business with.

Brian Johnson
Denver, CO

Bellissimo saved me from making a lot of mistakes when I opened my first coffee bar. They helped me in all aspects of getting open, from store design and menu preparation to equipment procurement and training my staff. I couldn't have done it without them. Bellissimo is truly the leading expert of coffee business management.

Tom Elliott, Java Junkies
Virginia Beach, VA

Bellissimo gives 110% as business consultants! They each possess an extensive background in assisting others in opening and operating successful coffee establishments. Their passion for coffee and product knowledge is reflected by their tremendous support to their clients.

Ruth Wong
Maui, HI

Driven By Experience

We are the longest running specialty coffee consulting business in the world. Bruce Milletto and Matt Milletto are two of the industry's foremost experts and have helped hundreds of cafes open their doors. We also operate Water Avenue Coffee, a highly successful cafe and roastery, so you know we're not telling you anything we haven't done ourselves.

Full Stack Service

We offer resources for every single step in the cafe opening process. Whether you're a complete novice or a seasoned professional, we have a way to make your life easier.

Personalized to you

No two cafes are the same. Every one faces unique challenges, and we approach every consult with an open mind and an eye for you specific needs. We'll do everything we can to make sure your dream comes true.

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