Professional Barista Training
Join Bellissimo Coffee Advisors for the American Barista and Coffee Workshops in Portland, OR
2-Day Professional Barista Skills Workshop
Reserve your seat with a $500 deposit
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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.
Personal training with experts
No experience needed. We don’t judge, we’re just here to help you wherever you’re at. When you leave our space you’ll have the knowledge and methods to jump behind a coffee bar professionally.
Find your personal fit
Bellissimo offers a wide variety of machines and equipment to try so you can find your favorites. Don’t get stuck with a hugely expensive machine you won’t love.
Day 2 starts by examining the theory behind brewing coffee and various techniques we’ll use throughout the next modules.
We’ll make sure everyone is energized for the day with a cupping to start developing our palettes.
Our trainers will walk you through essential coffee shop equipment as well as various brands and options, and how everything works.
Lunch from our very own Water Avenue Coffee.
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.
You’ll have ample time to practice pulling and tasting espresso with the expert guidance of our trainers.
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.
Time to learn how to create smooth milk with just the right amount of foam.
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.
Espresso & Milk Practice
More time to practice, but now you’ll be making complete drinks. We’ll practice getting faster while maintaining quality.
You know the drill by now.
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.
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.
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.
Not just learning. Understanding.
Not only will you come away from our workshops knowing how to make great coffee, you’ll understand why what you’re doing is making great coffee. Understand all the variables of brewing and how to manipulate them for a perfect drink.
Still wondering if our workshops are right for you?
What our barista workshop attendees have to say
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.