Companion Whole Foods

What’s Your Business?

Providing Canadians with single origin Indigenous grown especial 100% Arabica Red Caturra coffee, green, roasted, whole bean and ground. Our Cacao is available in Raw bean, roasted whole bean and nibs along with Licor (paste). We have recently added White pearl Quinoa and unrefined Cane sugar (Panela) to our product list.

Why Did You Start Your Business?

I was asked by an indigenous farmer in Bogota Colombia if I could help him sell his coffee. He handed me a bag and I said I would try. I came back to Vancouver with the beans introduced it to a few coffee “connoiseurs” and they told me the beans were exceptional. Can you get more?? I could and the rest is history.

What Does It Say On Your Business Card?

From Farm to Family
Companion Whole Foods
James Hinton Jr
Steward of Love
#115 11960 Hammersmith Way Richmond BC
604-807-9099 james@companionwholefoods.com

What's Your Neigbourhood And Why Do You Love It?

My neighbourhood is False Creek Beach District.
I love it because myself and my neighbours have taken the time to take a breath and say hello to one another, to share, to introduce centers of influence and network.

Best Kept Secret or Little Known Fact About Your Neighbouhood?

Tartine.
The bakery on Beach and Howe.
A great meeting space. Joanne the owner is a Saint.

The One Piece of Advice You’d Give Other Local Businesses Is….

Do business with one another. Don’t just talk about your industry, consumate and share.

What’s The Most Important Business Lesson You’ve Learned?

Be kind, and remember to follow up.
Smile, shake hands and listen.
Persistence wins.

What's The Best Business Move You've Made Recently? The Worst?

Partnering with like minded individuals who understand that if you have a product that speaks for itself and is beyond reproach you dont need to sell anything. It sells itself. Customer service will carry it from there.

What's A Little Known Fact About Your Business?

The story.
Call me and ask. 604-807-9099