From Barista to a successful Coffee Tycoon
Born in a small village of remote Ramechhap district of Nepal, Himal Budhathoki started his career as “barista” and now he been successful to become the owner of “Mountain Coffee Beans” Pvt. Ltd. This company was established in 2015 at Lazimpat , heart of Kathmandu city. As a founder Director of the Company Budhathoki has been doing outstanding job in the field of coffee marketing and its production all over Nepal, Asia and Europe as well. In an exclusive interview with ehimalayan, one of the most popular online news portals in Nepal , he has shared some of his ideas regarding his company which is as follows.
How are you doing with your coffee business?
I am doing quite well and being satisfied with this business.
How long have you been involved with this company?
It’s almost been completed three years.
What are the specialties of your coffee?
We produce pure fresh coffee which is always available for coffee lovers at our coffee shop. The main specialty of our coffee is we roast and grind the coffee beans and produce fresh coffee which is made by experienced barista and is served to the customers. We try our level best to fulfill the demand of customers with immediate effect. Customer satisfaction is our motto.
What is the demand of your coffee in the market?
Mountain Coffee Beans is in high demand in the market. We are supplying the coffee to different parts of Nepal and abroad as well.
How far is your coffee different than others available in the markets?
Of course, our coffee is different than others both in quality and taste. Since it is prepared by well trained barista, Nepali customers are crazy for our coffee. So we feel proud for this.
It is heard that you are planning to expand your business in Australia?
Yes, you are right. We have already started exporting our coffee to different part of Asia and Europe. Now we are planning to set up outlets in Australia and boom its business all over Australia through marketing. Hopefully the Australian people will love our coffee. It is our 100% guarantee.
How come you got involved in this business?
For the first time, I started working as barista in himalayan beans pvt ltd in Nepal in 2007. Me along with my colleagues were attracted in this profession then I went to gulf country ( Saudi Arabia) where I worked as barista and then supervisor in the same business for three years. Having got experienced about coffee I returned back to Nepal and got involved in the same business. Now I am happy with this profession.
How many outlets you are running at this time?
All together 17 outlets are under the operations in different parts of Kathmandu. Our outlets are located at Lazimpat , Basundhara , Samakhushi , Naya Bazaar including tourist destination Thamel and so on .
What about profit from this business?
We are doing pretty well and being satisfied from the profits we are making with this business though there is much competition in this sector.
September 18 , 2017