Business Name: C’est La Beans Website: www.cestlabeans.ca Established: 2019 Questions answered by: Christian Guenette
Can you please fully explain your business or product line?
C’est La Beans offers 100% Colombian coffee that is both organic and fair-trade! We are committed to small-batch roasting so that each and every one of our roasts is done with precision and care.
With the Winnipeg local maker community continuing to grow, what is the most important thing you’d like potential customers of your company to know?
An investment in C’est La Beans is an investment in the community. We began an Organization of the Month initiative that aims to support local organizations and businesses with financial support, volunteer help, and/or coffee gifts. We are committed to helping our community thrive because it is this community that has continually allowed us to do the same.
What inspired you to start your business?
We love coffee, of course. However, I often found it difficult to find the time and resources to donate to charities and volunteer for local organizations. While creating C’est La Beans, I found it promising to know that I could impact my city in a way that would otherwise be challenging to do as an individual.
I was inspired to create C’est La Beans because of the overwhelming amount of support I have received in my life. So when I created this brand, I wanted to make sure that the focal points of my vision would include organic, fair trade, and community-driven products. In a way, C’est La Beans is a “thank you” to all my friends, family, and the City of Winnipeg for always being there for me. As this business grows, I can only hope to grow along with it.
What was the biggest struggle you’ve had to overcome?
Financial hardships. Oftentimes, we are impatient and want to expand quickly! However, in order to grow, you must be patient. Sometimes I have had to learn this the hard way!
What has been your biggest success as a maker?
Aligning my own personal goals with my business’ vision makes success easy. When you and your business are on the same page, it no longer becomes a job…it becomes a lifestyle.
Do you have any advice that you would pass on to someone hoping to start up their own business or product line?
Be patient, but do not be afraid to take calculated risks. There is a time for both so choose wisely!
Please share any upcoming events (virtual for the time being, of course) as well as the best place(s) for people to purchase your product!
No immediate events to report, but you can purchase anytime through our website.