American Barista & Coffee School and Consulting Services

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

Bellissimo Coffee Advisors was founded in 2004 by Bruce Milletto, President, and Matt Milletto, 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 the 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 60 companies sponsor the school, allowing clients to sample the best the industry has to offer.

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

Bellissimo's popularity resulted in a move to an expanded state-of-the-art facility in April of 2006. Bellissimo Coffee Advisors is 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. 

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