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The American Barista & Coffee School ABC’s was founded by Bellissimo Coffee InfoGroup, the specialty coffee industry’s leading consulting company. For many years Bellissimo has fielded questions from those interested in opening their own specialty coffee businesses and those who wanted to make their existing businesses more profitable: Can I come to you for training? Where can I go to gain the business knowledge I need to be successful? Are there schools that offer more than one-day seminars on preparation techniques? How do I add granita, smoothies, blender drinks, and panini to my menu so I can increase my profitability? Where can I get unbiased information from people who do not benefit from the sale of equipment or consumable products?

At The American Barista & Coffee School (ABC’s), you will learn in both a classroom and lab setting what it takes to be successful in the world of retail specialty coffee. Our brick and mortar school is located in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, beautiful Portland, Oregon. While not in class, you will have the opportunity to visit dozens of cutting-edge coffee operations where you can drink great specialty coffee and see and feel first-hand the fervor of one of the most lucrative opportunities available in business today.

Coffee Fest Tradeshows Coffee Fest is dedicated to the growth and proliferation of the specialty coffee, gourmet tea and alternative beverage industries. With a strong emphasis on independent retail, Coffee Fest features a complete industry wide trade show, invaluable educational programming, Free-Pour Latte Art Competition, New Product Showcase, Opening Night Reception, incredible Special Attractions and tremendous Networking Opportunities.

Coffee Fest is doing everything possible to be the best value available today for any coffee trade show attendee, exhibitor or sponsor. In terms of return on investment, attendees, exhibitors and sponsors can expect the best bang for their buck at Coffee Fest Trade Shows. Coffee Fest is a terrific opportunity to see the latest products and network with your peers.

So grab a cup of your favorite Joe and take some time to learn about Coffee Fest and the ever changing world of specialty coffee and gourmet tea. Then plan to join us at one of the three exciting destinations that Coffee Fest visits annually.

FreshCup Magazine Since 1992, Fresh Cup has been serving up in-depth, thought-provoking analysis of the specialty beverage industry. Monthly columns written by successful professionals offer business advice and marketing tips, while feature articles examine critical issues like how to survive as an independent retailer, how to design an effective operations manual, how to make sense of sustainable coffee and tea, or how to open a drive-thru coffee operation. Each issue also includes an informative look at a coffee- or tea-producing country, and periodically, we publish insightful profiles on industry veterans who have impacted the specialty coffee and/or tea worlds. We are committed to providing you, the specialty coffee or tea professional, with the information you need to make informed business decisions and deliver first-rate products. We know that you consider specialty beverages not merely a business, but a passion. We devote that same kind of enthusiasm to providing you with the most vital, up-to-date information you need to improve and enrich your business.

Fresh Cup’s commitment to the industry goes far beyond the monthly magazine. We produce a range of award-winning special issues to further educate and excite retailers and roasters in our industry.


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