Coffee Business Workshop: December 9-10, 2019

In business for over 30 years, we’ve helped thousands of coffee businesses start and remain successful all around the globe.


Our Mission Statement is simple:

“Help People Succeed In Specialty Coffee.”

Everything we do is focused around helping you do exactly that. Our workshops are the best that money can buy. Give your business the best chance of success possible. 



A 2 day (14 hour) workshop including lectures on start-up, operations, and management.

Monday December 9th and Tuesday December 10th from 8am-4pm in beautiful Portland, Oregon.

This workshop is designed for entrepreneurs, prospective business owners, existing coffee bar owners, investors, managers, and trainers. Our clients have a true passion and dedication for succeeding in specialty coffee retail and understand the importance of investing in education as a means of improving your odds of success in the coffee business.

Business subjects include:

  • A Brief History of the Specialty Coffee Industry
  • Concept Development
  • Business Planning
  • Business Plans
  • Acquiring Financing
  • Finding a Location
  • Negotiating a Lease
  • Coffee Bar Design
  • Cafe Ambiance
  • Selecting Equipment
  • Menu/Products/Recipes/Prices
  • Interviewing and Hiring Employees
  • Employee Training
  • Operational Systems and Controls
  • Financial Projections
  • Marketing Your Business
  • Social Media and Website Significance


Cost of Workshop includes lunch courtesy of Bellissimo, a binder with workshop materials, and a USB drive packed with resources.

Additional discounts may apply for groups of 2 or more.

All attendees receive special discounts on Bellissimo educational books and DVDs and discounts on lodging at Portland’s finest hotels.

In addition, attendees receive exclusive access to Bellissimo Coffee Advisors Consulting Services.

Please review our Terms of Agreement before registering.

Give Your Coffee Business the Best Chance to Succeed. Consider Our Most Popular and Cost Effective Package. Sign up for a 5-day workshop experience today. Only $2,850!

Frequently Asked Questions

While we 100% recommend all 5 days, no, you do not. We understand everybody has different needs and as such, you can break our classes down by Business, Barista, Advanced Barista or Roasting segments independently. The only requirement is that the Advanced Barista Class can not be taken without completion of the Barista Basics Workshop first. 

If you are bringing more than one person, discounts may apply. Generally, the more attending the bigger the discount. If you believe you may have a good reason for receiving a discount, we encourage you to contact us and briefly mention what you would need to get the price down to in order to make it work for you. 

Yes! Upon completion of our 6 day workshop, all participants are awarded with an American Barista and Coffee Workshops diploma signed by our company’s Director of Training. We are a well established and respected company, where this certificate will be recognized by most manufacturers and brands in the coffee industry as a vote of confidence in your skills. 

Yes. In addition to all the (A+ quality) coffee and espresso you can drink, we provide both breakfast and lunch for all of our students each day. When registering, please inform us of any dietary restrictions. 


Yes, actually! We have negotiated a partnership with several downtown Portland hotels that are all within walking distance of our training facility. Check out our hotels page for more information. 

On top of being the FIRST and longest-lasting coffee educational facility in the world, with a staff of some of the best in the business and acknowledged by Barista Magazine, Roast Magazine, etc. We are thriving in perhaps the most competitive market possible, right in the epicenter of specialty coffee, Portland, Oregon. We operate one of the most successful brands in the Pacific Northwest and “walk the walk” (so to speak). We do not know any competitor with nearly the track record of actually running a successful coffee operation as ourselves, in addition to having taught literally thousands others to find success in their own right. 

Have A Different Question? Call (503) 232-2222

Registering 2 or more people?

Additional Discounts May Apply

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Contact Us

Bellissimo Coffee Advisors
1028 SE Water Ave
Ste 275
Portland, OR 97214