We are Mike and Weegee and we are the proud owners of Sweet Start Coffee Roastery and Vacation Suite in Gibsons, BC on the Sunshine Coast.

The two of us are actually imports from Portland, Oregon where we met on a dragon boat. Once our padding obsession had run its course, we decided to embark on our next great adventure — life north of the border. We packed up and moved to Canada in 2011.

From Commercial Drive to the Sunshine Coast, our time in British Columbia has been a great adventure that I (Weegee) routinely blog about (www.weegeesachtjen.com).

We started the Sweet Start Suite in 2015. The one-bedroom/one-bathroom unit in Lower Gibsons has all the comforts of home on the Sunshine Coast.

As part of our offerings for our suite, my husband started roasting his own coffee in a Whirley Pop on our barbecue. And that is how we started nano-roasting for guests, friends, and family. In 2019, the two of us expanded our operations to start selling at local farmers’ markets as the Sweet Start Coffee Roastery!

Whether it is serving coffee or welcoming visitors to our suite, it is our intention to offer a premium product and a premium experience that helps connect the community.