Who are you and what is your background?
Wentsi Yeung, owner/operator of Culture Kombucha and my background is in biology.
Your current job:
This is my full-time job now.
In which city:
How did you discover kombucha?
Honestly, I first heard about it on the Real Housewives of Vancouver then it was recommended to me by co-workers at the non-profit I was working at.
What prompted you to start your company?
It’s a way for me to contribute to helping social and environmental issues which is why we source organic and local and partner with like-minded organizations to battle food insecurity.
What makes your product unique?
Not only do we use organic ingredients, we’re using Ontario grown produce. Our product is health-focused but tastes delicious. We’re also committed to giving back to our community.
What do you want to convey through your brand image?
Our brand is our take on being a modern-day hippie. We’re well-balanced, eco-conscious, and it’s fun!
What are the main challenges in your company?
Product education! We’re constantly teaching people what is kombucha, why it’s good for you, and why you should be drinking it.
What tools are essential for your work (app, software)?
Heavily dependent on Google products (Gmail, docs, sheets, etc.), then Quickbooks, Insta, Shopify, and my new favorite, Todoist which is starting to replace my Moleskine.
A word to define what type of worker you are:
What does your office space look like?
The production area is pristine, my office desk is my own organized chaos.
Do you have a way to organize your days to optimize your work?
I love lists and plans, which is why I’m a huge fan of the Moleskine and now the Todoist app.
What tips would you give to improve productivity?
Drink kombucha ;) The probiotics are good for your gut and your gut is linked to your nervous system.
You’ll feel great after you drink it and it has a bit of caffeine that won’t make you crash.
What is the best advice you have been given?
Hard work pays off.
What are your end-of-day and early-day routine?
At the end of the day, I turn on my ultrasonic diffuser. In the morning, I do a mental walkthrough of my day.
Apart from your computer and your phone, what gadget cannot you do
That’s all I need.
Upcoming products or projects?
Look out for new flavors and getting our organic certification!