Getting into the coffee business is no easy feat, anywhere. For instance, Canada has half-a-dozen homegrown coffeehouse chains alongside international players such as Starbucks that collectively operate thousands of stores.
But a crowded market hasn’t stopped upstart chain Waves Coffee House from trying to expand out of its base in Western Canada. Abrahim Husin, who owns the franchise rights for Waves in Alberta, is now helping the brand grow beyond British Columbia, where the first store was opened in 2005. “The founder of Waves [Kami Rahmati] is doing very well in Vancouver, and has been for the last six years,” Husin says. “So I want to take that success even further.” Read more.