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Portland, OR, United States, 2009/07/01 - Bruce Milletto, president of Bellissimo Coffee InfoGroup and founder of the American Barista and Coffee School, was the featured guest on "Starting a Coffee Shop Business," a podcast produced by StartingABiz.com.
Bruce Milletto, president of Bellissimo Coffee InfoGroup and founder of the American Barista and Coffee School, was the featured guest on "Starting a Coffee Shop Business," a podcast produced by StartingABiz.com: Insider Secrets to starting a Successful Business.
StartingABiz.com is a program featuring interviews with people who share their tips and experience about starting many different kinds of businesses. Its podcast on starting a successful coffee business went live on the Internet June 30.
In the podcast, Milletto offers his insight about how to open a retail specialty coffee business. He reveals expert advice about getting started, choosing a location, picking the right coffee and espresso equipment, drawbacks to franchising, menu development and more essential information for existing retailers and anyone considering a career in retail specialty coffee.
Milletto was chosen for the podcast because of his status as one of the specialty coffee industry's most knowledgeable professionals. He has owned several successful coffee operations, and through his company Bellissimo Coffee InfoGroup, serves as a coffee start-up consultant to individuals and corporations worldwide. His American Barista & Coffee School is the premier school in the U.S. devoted to domestic and international specialty coffee business education and hands-on barista training. Because of his more than 25 years of experience, he is recognized internationally as the voice of the specialty coffee industry.
About Bruce Milletto
Bruce Milletto is president of Bellissimo Coffee InfoGroup, the specialty coffee industry’s leading consulting and education company and founder of The American Barista & Coffee School.
Bruce has provided keynote speeches and led seminars at all of North America’s major coffee trade shows, as well as coffee events and trade shows in Europe. In 2003, the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) named Bruce one of its 20 “Coffee Luminaries,” and in 2004, he appeared in Gourmet Retailer Magazine’s 25th anniversary issue on the list of the 25 individuals who helped shape the specialty coffee industry.
In addition to helping thousands of entrepreneurs open and operate their coffee businesses, Bruce is the author of award-winning books on coffee business marketing and startup, and was the recipient of the SCAA’s Distinguished Author Award in 1999. He is an award-winning film producer and director of coffee industry films, including “Espresso 101,” the industry standard for barista training, and “The Passionate Harvest.”