About Online Barista Training

Bellissimo Coffee Advisors is proud to present a coffee education platform and training methodology to the digital age. Coffee education has evolved immensely in the past two decades and Bellissimo has been at the forefront every step of the way.

Our online training platform and business guidance is based on our history of pure dedication to the success of retailers and baristas in specialty coffee, and is delivered in a manner to provide a consistent training resource for baristas, as well as on-going education for retailers around the world.

The Experts

  • Bruce Milletto

    President

    Bruce is recognized by the press and the coffee industry internationally as the voice of the specialty coffee industry. He has been interviewed by, or quoted in: the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Newsweek, 60 Minutes, Kiplinger’s, Starbucks Annual Report, Forbes, the Economist, Harvard Management Update, Crain’s Business Review, the Seattle Times, the Oregonian, the Washington Post, Business Week and Entrepreneur.

    The Specialty Coffee Association of America [SCAA] named Bruce Milletto one of its 20 “Coffee Luminaries,” and he appeared in Gourmet Retailer’s 25th anniversary issue on the list of the 25 individuals who helped shape the specialty coffee industry.

  • Matt Milletto

    Vice President

    Matt has 20 years of experience in retail coffee, and is a partner and Vice President of Bellissimo Coffee Advisors. Matt started working as a barista in 1994, and has managed multiple coffee bars from start-up. He has personally trained more than 2000 new coffee retail business owners and barista trainers/managers over the past 10 years at Bellissimo. He regularly speaks at Coffee Fest, SCAA, and other industry tradeshows and has been quoted in numerous newspapers and industry magazines, including the Wall Street Journal.

    Matt has sat on the SCAA Training Committee for a number of years, and is a certified USBC barista competition judge. He is the founder of BaristaExchange.com He is also a head judge for the CoffeeFest Latte Art Competitions and sits on the lectures committee for the SCAA. Matt is acting President of the Oregon Coffee Board.

    Matt coordinates Bellissimo’s individual and corporate consulting programs, and does most in-house consulting services with our entrepreneur and corporate clients as well as past ABC graduates. In 2010, Matt collaborated with Bruce Milletto to open Water Avenue Coffee.