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"The best investment of a couple hundred bucks I've ever spent. I was a manager of another cafe years ago, and it took me weeks to finish our employee manual (and even then, it wasn't very good). The Bellissimo team really came through with this one."
Anthony Bianco
John Mayweather
Missoula, Montanta

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Employee Handbook Template

This comprehensive employee handbook template is designed specifically for retail coffee businesses. Created and refined by experts in both retail coffee and human resources, this handbook template is perfect for your retail coffee operation. Delivered as a templatized document, our handbook is fully customizable to fit your unique needs.

Make life easier for your manager, create standardized rules and policies to adhere by. Remember, your customers need consistency. How can you delivery consistency without a handbook to hold people accountable to? 


Employee Handbook
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Coffee Shop Business plan

This clear and comprehensive business plan includes an executive summary, a detailed description of the business, individual product descriptions, location analysis, company principles, additional expertise, target market analysis, related competition, marketing techniques, and menu specifications. This fully editable and customizable presentation business plan template comes with step-by-step instructions so that you can alter it to fit your business’ needs! Rest easy that you haven’t forgotten to consider anything that a coffee business needs. 


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Operations Manual

Our retail operations manual template is designed specifically for retail coffee businesses. Includes new employee training checklists, open and closing shift checklists, standard beverage guide, protocols for cleaning and maintaining machinery, and more! 

Delivered as a templatized document, our ops manual is fully customizable to fit your unique needs.

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Operations Manual

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Operations Manual


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Books For Sale

Bean Business Basics

Bean Business Basics | 3rd Edition


Effective and Essential Marketing for the Specialty Coffee Retaulers

Effective and Essential Marketing for the Specialty Coffee Retailer | Second Edition


The Coffee Book

The Coffee Book: Anatomy of an Industry from Crop to the Last Drop | Second Edition


Coffee, Sex, and Health

Coffee, Sex, and Health


Coffee: A Guide to Buying, Brewing, and Enjoying

Coffee: A Guide to Buying, Brewing and Enjoying


Driven to Espresso

Driven to Espresso: Drive-Through Coffee Stands in the Northwest


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Advanced Barista Training

Advanced Barista Training | Extreme Pours


Caffe Ambiance

Caffe Ambiance


Espresso 101

Espresso 101


Espresso 501

Espresso 501


The Passionate Harvest

The Passionate Harvest


training with the champions: techniques of the world's best baristas

Training With Champions


Books & DVD Packages

Advanced Barista Training 3-Pack

Advanced Barista Training | 3 Pack


Bean Business 4-Pack

Bean Business Basics| 4 Pack


Bean Business Basics 3-Pack

Bean Business Basics | 3 Pack


"I had no idea my love for coffee would translate to owning my own coffee bar."
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Jennifer Jenkins
Even Keel Coffee Company, Portland, OR