Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Sevan Kordahi, founder of Cafe Rico & Cocoa, located in Montreal, Canada.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

Our business is a coffee shop of organic and fairtrade beans. We are sharing our passion. Our team is of young, artists and social worker students. We offer the greatest bean, greatest price to customers and producers. We are very knowledgeable with coffee science, equipment, and brewing methods.

Tell us about yourself

First started after working on coffee farms. Pioneer indirect, fairtrade, and organic coffee. We needed to make a difference in producers' daily routines. Also, make quality coffee available.

As a result of opening the coffee shop, we are creating a coffee culture, friendly environment for work, and social acquaintance for the community.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Quality sourcing organic bean, knowledge, justice, and fair wages for the team and producers.

It's companionship with coffee knowledge and different cultures. It shares others customs, religions, and cultures around a coffee cup.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Nothing is hard. Everything is learning, try and success, achievement, and friendship.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

Passion, discipline, patience, and humbleness. Never doubt yourself.

Anything else you'd like to share?

Friendship and community sense are the major flavors to succeed in a coffee adventure.

Where can people find you and your business?


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