Bruce Milletto, president of Bellissimo Coffee InfoGroup, spills the beans on how you can create a successful and profitable coffee business.
We met Keira Moody when she attended our coffee business school [American Barista & Coffee School] in Portland, Oregon over a year ago.
Keira, a seasoned world traveler coming from a high powered corporate background, wanted to bring an authentic European coffee shop experience to the citizens of her home town in Fort Worth, Texas. We discussed her vision one day after class, and in sharing her love of Europe, Keira decided that we could help her create the coffee bar of her dreams....Read More...
Upon her request, I paid a visit to Fort Worth, and spent a day with Keira looking at potential locations.
We found the perfect location and, after helping her refine her concept, we created a store layout, sourced her equipment, recommended coffees and other consumable products, helped her develop a menu and were on-site for store opening and training. Keira also used some of her local resources to transform her store space into a scene right out of Sienna. She also sourced a local baker who is renowned for her high quality European styled pastries. We made sure her employees understood how to prepare espresso beverages by authentic Italian methods.
Upon latest reports, her efforts are working. The public is quickly discovering Keira's café, and once they have experienced Eurotazza, there is no going back. If you find yourself visiting the Dallas, Fort Worth area, I encourage you to stop by Eurotazza. I guarantee it will be worth the trip.
The Bellissimo Approach
Bellissimo differs from other coffee-business consulting firms in that we take a team approach to your project, drawing on the skills of a wide range of coffee-industry professionals in marketing, finance, operations,roasting, graphic design and training. As a result, your business benefits from the multiple perspectives of our diversely talented and experienced team members. After we assess your needs, we will match the right consultant to each phase of your project, giving you optimal impact for your consulting dollar.
While there are many ways Bellissimo can help you open or expand your business, they generally fall under the following categories:
The American Barista & Coffee School (ABC's)
ABC's is Bellissimo's flagship program for the new coffee business entrepreneur. ABC's workshops are designed to give you or your staff the information and training needed to succeed in today's highly competitive retail specialty coffee market. Workshop sessions include lectures and demonstrations followed by hands-on practice. Our small workshop sizes insure a personalized experience led by coffee business professionals who have owned and operated successful retail coffee operations.
New Business Consulting
In addition to our extensive training programs offered through ABC's, Bellissimo’s new business consulting services can help you realize your dream of opening a specialty coffee business. We can assist you from the first stages of creating your business plan all the way up to your opening day. Call 800.655.3955 to talk to one of our consultants, or (Read More).
Existing Business Consulting
Our consultants will analyze your current business situation, spend time with you determining your long-term goals and create a roadmap as to how to achieve these goals towards long-term profitability. Bellissimo trainers can also help on-site, training or re-training employees and assisting you in creating and improving operational systems to assure business success. Call 800.655.3955 to talk to one of our consultants, or (Read More).
Corporate Business Consulting
The depth of our knowledge and the quality of Bellissimo's contacts within the industry mean that whether you need to expand markets for your existing products or develop an entirely new venture, we have the experience, the insight and the credibility to help you achieve success. Call 800.655.3955 to talk to one of our consultants, or (Read More).
Books and DVDs on Coffee Business Start-up
Bellissimo's award-winning books and DVDs have set the industry standard for training and education in the specialty coffee industry. Our top-selling books, training DVDs and start-up packages give you all of the information you need to open and operate a successful coffee business. (Read More.)
No other coffee business consulting company has our experience. Our team includes the most trusted names in the coffee industry with over 75 years of combined experience.