Matt Milletto



United States

Profile Information:

What is your position in the coffee industry?
coffee shop owner, barista trainer, coffee enthusiast, industry professional, consultant
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Portland, OR
How many years have you been in the industry?
I started working as a barista in 1992.
If you are a barista or shop, are you interested in a barista exchange with another coffee shop/barista?
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
Croatia, South Pacific, Thailand, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Greece, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Brazil, Ethiopia, Rwanda, South Africa, NYC, Vancouver B.C., Toronto ...
About Me:
I live in Portland Oregon where I am the director of training at the American Barista & Coffee School and Bellissimo Coffee Advisors. I am also a partner at Water Avenue Coffee. I spend most of my time training new and existing business owners how to open and operate successful retail coffee businesses. In my spare time you might find me having coffee or sipping a pint at one of Portlands great coffee shops or brew pubs. I spend lots of time also with my beautiful wife and little wiener dog.

Professionally I have been in this industry for almost 15 years and have worked as a barista, manager, trainer and consultant. I speak at Coffee Fest and SCAA Tradeshows and sit on the SCAA Training Committee as a lead espresso trainer and was on the USBC Committee 2007/08. I have been certified as a judge for the NWRBC/USBC and have placed 3rd in the MillRock Latte Art Competition. I have written articles for Barista Magazine, Fresh Cup Magazine, Specialty Coffee Retailer and the SCAA Chronicle and have been quoted in many magazines and newspapers in regards to specialty coffee and retail coffee business.
About My Company:
The American Barista & Coffee School [ABC's] is the first and only professional school in the U.S. devoted to domestic and international specialty coffee business education and hands-on barista training. No other coffee school can match the scope of ABC's educational and retail success-building curriculum.
What is your favorite thing about the coffee industry?
teaching people about how amazing coffee is, and seeing them fall in love.

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  • Bryan Wray

    A friend of mine who is relatively new to the game just posted her FB status as, "OH. MY. GOD. I want to grow up to be a Spanish-speaking trainer at the American Barista and Coffee School. This is my new life plan."

    She's never been to W.A. or ABC and she's already talking like this, lol.


    I'll try to swing her by the shop sometime when you're there.


    I did manage to stop in a couple weekends ago.  Beautiful bar man, it actually is very similar to the layout of my "dream bar."  We'll have to get together sometime over there and I'll show it to you, haha. 

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  • Justin Kagan

    hey neighbor....I'm still getting requests for availability of the Sonofresco roaster...two more this week...which I posted about 4 years ago and has long since sold (also 4 years ago).  What to do about removing the post?  I have made a couple requests over the years which seem to fall through the cracks...thx Matt