6 Day Bundle: June 15-20, 2020

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

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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. 

bellissimo coffee workshop schedule

The ultimate coffee learning package. Take 6 days of workshops including Coffee Business, Barista Basics, Advanced Barista Training, AND Roasting for the best value, a $350 discounted package. 

Monday, June 15th – Saturday, June 19th, 2020 in beautiful Portland, Oregon.

These intensive workshops include lectures on start-up, operations, management, and hands-on training in the espresso lab learning proper beverage preparation. This five-day, full immersion style workshop bundle is designed for entrepreneurs, prospective business owners, existing coffee bar owners, barista trainers and managers. Our students have a true passion and dedication for succeeding in specialty coffee retail, and want to perfect their craft as a barista.

Business subjects include:

A Brief History of the Specialty Coffee Industry, Concept Development, 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, and Dealing with Employees.

Espresso Lab Practicum includes:

Grinding, Tamping and Extracting Espresso, Pulling the Perfect Shot of Espresso, Grinder and Machine Basics, Steaming and Foaming Milk for Lattes and Cappuccinos, Hot and Cold Drink Recipe Basics, Blended Drinks, Cleaning and Machine Maintenance, Coffee History, Customer Service, Principles of Latte Art and Pouring Latte Art.

Roasting Segment includes:

A broad look at coffee processing, from farm to roastery, with a special attention to roasting. Segments on Coffee Origin Cupping, The Coffee Seed: History, Agronomy, Processing and Transportation, Roasting Science: The Roast Curve and Chemical Reactions in Roasting, Roast Profile Cupping, Roasting Equipment: Roaster Mechanics, Roaster Types, Roaster Safety, AND you get to roast your own batch of coffee beans!


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.

Want to pay a Deposit Only?

$500 down today reserves your space. Pay the rest later.

$500 non-refundable. Remaining balance due before workshop begins.

Prefer to pay over the phone? Call 503-232-2222

Frequently Asked Questions

While we 100% recommend all 6 days, no, you do not. We understand everybody has different needs and as such, you can break our classes down by Business, 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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