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Our Story

For more than 25 years, Bellissimo has advised and set the standard for education in the specialty coffee industry.

For more than 25 years, Bellissimo has advised and set the standard for education in the specialty coffee industry.

On The Cutting Edge

Thousands of coffee business owners have benefited from our expertise and created successful, profitable operations from single cafes to drive-thrus to major chains across the country.

Fueled by the passion of its founder Bruce Milletto, and its Vice President Matt Milletto, Bellissimo has stayed on the cutting-edge of this explosive growth industry, and the company has evolved and expanded to address the needs of those entering the ever-changing specialty coffee market. The latest expansion of Bellissimo was the opening of the American Barista & Coffee Workshops, where entrepreneurs from all over the world attend workshops to learn what it takes to be successful in today’s competitive retail specialty coffee market.

On The Cutting Edge

Thousands of coffee business owners have benefited from our expertise and created successful, profitable operations from single cafes to drive-thrus to major chains across the country.

Fueled by the passion of its founder Bruce Milletto, and its Vice President Matt Milletto, Bellissimo has stayed on the cutting-edge of this explosive growth industry, and the company has evolved and expanded to address the needs of those entering the ever-changing specialty coffee market. The latest expansion of Bellissimo was the opening of the American Barista & Coffee Workshops, where entrepreneurs from all over the world attend workshops to learn what it takes to be successful in today’s competitive retail specialty coffee market.

Leaders in Specialty Coffee

The American Barista & Coffee Workshops were founded in 2004 by Bruce and Matt Milletto, President and Vice President of Bellissimo Coffee Advisors, the specialty coffee industry’s leading consulting company.

In addition to sharing with entrepreneurs the fundamentals of opening a specialty coffee business, it is Bellissimo’s mission to expose its clients to a broad range of coffee-related equipment and products. To this end, Bellissimo enlisted the help of the leading companies in the industry, and today over 40 companies sponsor the workshops, allowing clients to sample the best the industry has to offer.

Corporations to Entrepreneurs

American Barista & Coffee Workshop attendees range from representatives of large established corporations who need to learn about coffee to entrepreneurs seeking to open their first coffeehouse. We draw existing retailers looking to boost profits as well as baristas looking to fine-tune their skills to prepare for barista competitions.

The American Barista & Coffee Workshops‘ popularity resulted in a move to an expanded state-of-the-art facility in April of 2006. We are located near downtown Portland‘s picturesque waterfront, close to the best restaurants, shopping, and hotels the city has to offer.

We take great pride in hiring the best barista trainers and consultants in the industry. Our team is made up of coffee professionals with real industry and retail experience. It is our goal to see you succeed beyond anything else and we consider our clients and graduates part of the Bellissimo family.

What They're Saying

“Build the workshop into your opening budget and just do it. The money you spend on this will end up in your pocket if you take the trainers' advice and open your business.

Jim C. Irvine, CA

“For those looking to enter the world of specialty coffee, the Business & Barista + Introduction to Coffee Roasting 6-Day Workshop is a rite of passage! It is as though you go from "zero to sixty" in terms of coffee knowledge, appreciation and competency in one week. Not only does this course impart valuable information and skills, it welcomes you into a coffee family. This class is a must for any beverage professional.

Eileen M. Las Vegas, NV

“Wow! Who knew there was so much to know about coffee? Coming in as a green bean, not really knowing much about coffee, I was blown away by the vastness that is the coffee industry. I learned so much. I now consider myself a light-medium roast bean, and I look forward to continuing my education on coffee and becoming…a French roast!

Petra B. Inglewood, CA

“Absolutely fantastic investment! This was the best choice I have made in regards to the business. I'm walking away with the confidence and competency I was hoping to have. The ROI is through the roof.

Rich L. Hudson, NH
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Bellissimo Coffee Advisors
1028 SE Water Ave, Ste 275
Portland, OR 97214
catie@coffeebusiness.com

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We want to hear from you.

Bellissimo Coffee Advisors
1028 SE Water Ave, Ste 275
Portland, OR 97214
catie@coffeebusiness.com

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