Business Name: Bricolage Coffee Roasters Website: www.bricolagecoffeeroasters.com Established: April, 2022 Questions answered by: Ashlee & Aaron Karlson
Can you please fully explain your business or product line?
We are Bricolage Coffee Roasters; a startup company/micro-roastery that produces small batches of specialty coffee! We bring out complex flavours by using high-quality beans and by paying close attention to detail during the roasting process.
We currently use a small drum roaster that roasts 1KG of green beans at a time, which requires meticulous efforts in keeping the roast profiles (recipes) in sync with one another.
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?
We care deeply about transparency and honesty. We want the farmers/producers to get credit for their hard work by being paid fairly and by having their products showcased proudly. We will always clearly state where our beans come from.
Our beans are ethically sourced through a widely trusted importer, which ensures the farmers and their workers are paid beyond market value. Also, we like to have fun by bringing in a rotating cast of green beans from around the world! Your taste buds will surely stay intrigued by the natural tasting notes we describe.
What inspired you to start your business?
Our love for drinking coffee!! Before we started roasting, we were always into trying new origins and loved picking out the subtle differences in flavours due to the variety of the coffee plant, where the coffee was grown, and the way the coffee was processed.
What was the biggest struggle you’ve had to overcome?
Not looking at other Roasteries as competition but as inspiration! There are so many cool companies out there and we don’t want to seclude ourselves. We like to look at this lovely coffee world as a community.
What has been your biggest success as a maker?
We’ve been really successful at community farmers’ markets and maker events as well as our online flash sales. We’ve met so many unique makers, cool customers, and new friends this way!
Success for us is being able to do something we are passionate about and growing organically as a business!
Do you have any advice that you would pass on to someone hoping to start up their own business or product line?
Go for it! Do what you love and love what you do.
Please share any upcoming events as well as the best place(s) for people to purchase your product!
Vegan Handmade Market at Little Brown Jug Brewery – November 26
2022 Winter Market at The Village at Pineridge Hollow – December 17
Our website: BricolageCoffeeRoasters.com