Fix8's Blog on fermentation and lifestyle
The common themes emerging from what got us through the year..
One of the refreshing things about kombucha is that it's slightly sparkling. This means it can behave as a replacement for sugary carbonated soft drinks or a mixer in a cocktail - because the bubbles still give us that satisfying feeling.
I love making a really fizzy kombucha at home. Especially when it’s naturally carbonated, you can’t help but feel a bit smug about yourself when you create fizz in a homebrew kombucha. There’s no guarantee it will be fizzy, which adds to the fun of the challenge.
I wasn’t sure how far I’d get in this note before mentioning *the turbulent times* - we can and certainly should acknowledge it’s been a bumpy year for lots of people, families and businesses. Despite an eternal optimist.. I figured it was time for some real talk.
So, meet our first ‘Founders Note’: - a personal summary of the month just passed. The intention is to share some insight, a bit of humour, and the highs and lows of running a start-up.
How do you manage to create a market in the West for one of Asia’s most exotic drinks? Freya Twigden first tasted kombucha – a type of fermented tea – when she was studying in China. Returning to Britain, she brewed it herself and sold it under the label Fix8.
We were so excited to get a call from the lovely Camille Vidal, creator of La Maison Wellness, to tell us we were going into one of her Spritz Cocktails for Sunday Brunch on Channel 4!
This is the perfect Spritz for a dose of summer in your glass. And perfect for when you are cutting back on the booze, or wanting an alternative.
Since lockdown arrived, we have loved collaborating with other small businesses close to home. East London Liquor is the perfect example of this, as it’s literally on the doorstep where Freya lives!
We’ve created a series of highball serves to pair with East London Liquor.
To dig a little deeper into ELLC, I was thrilled to catch up with Alex Wolpert, the founder, for a Q+A behind the empire he is building!
Earlier this year, Fix8 co-founder Freya Twigden was invited to be a part of an interview series called “Growing Pains”, led by Knight Frank's Flexible Office Solutions Team to discuss the highs and lows of starting her business from scratch.
So, your kombucha is ready.
Give yourself a pat on the back for successfully brewing kombucha!
In a second fermentation, we add flavour and fizz to your kombucha brew. And a personal creative touch, if you like.
Ginger is one of the most widely used food spices in the world and has been used as a medicine for 2,500 years.
In England, ginger was such a prized commodity that just 1lb of ginger was worth the same as a sheep.
Here are a few of the key indications that you need more ginger in your life...