Fermentalism

Fix8's Blog on fermentation and lifestyle

FLAVOUR SPOTLIGHT - TRIPLE GINGER

January 25, 2021 1 min read

Triple Ginger

Our Triple Ginger is aptly named due to three different types forms of ginger that come together to form a TRIFECTA of FLAVOUR...

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The Truth About Your Mental Health

January 21, 2021 2 min read

Microbes are your best friend. If we can involve more probiotic food and drink (like Fix8) in our diet, we might just feel more sunny, less anxious and stressed, starting from our insides out. 
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Founders Notes: December

January 08, 2021 3 min read

The common themes emerging from what got us through the year..

  • Elizabeth Day’s ‘How To Fail’ Podcast (and book!)
  • Cliche but true: a lot of baking, walking and some sort of mat based exercise in one's kitchen
  • Louis Theroux. Louis Theroux. Louis Theroux.
  • Comparing notes on the best ‘loungewear’ finds. My friend Ali won with her 100% cashmere Sweaty Betty one piece - jammy AF.
  • Buckets of wine.
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Freya’s Top Tips to Create Fizzy Homebrew Kombucha!

December 18, 2020 2 min read

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.

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Founder Notes: November 2020

December 01, 2020 4 min read

Freya here - Another month through 2020 and lockdown 2.0 survived… I hope i’m not the only one with dinner booked for Weds, Thurs, Fri and Sat next week. Feels a bit extravagant? But then this year has been just that.

On to November’s round up: 
  • The Fix8 Can Launch
  • Fundraising AKA Investor Speed-dating
  • Lockdown 2.0 reflection
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Founder Notes: October 2020

November 03, 2020 3 min read 1 Comment

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.

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Selling a new tea: 'Get the liquid on the lips' BBC CEO Secrets Interview

September 21, 2020 1 min read

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.

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Fix8 Saffron Spritz – as seen on Channel 4 Sunday Brunch

July 08, 2020 1 min read

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.

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Tea for Kombucha

July 07, 2020 6 min read

While you might marvel at the incredible complexity and evolving flavour notes of your Kombucha, it is in fact made from just 4 simple ingredients - your SCOBY / starter, water, sugar and tea. And while the SCOBY is, of course, king in all of this, the tea plays a very important role too as your booch is, after all, just fermented tea. The specific tea you choose will therefore not only go a long way to keeping your SCOBY happy but also it naturally has a huge bearing on the balance and flavour of your final brew. 

Let’s take a step back and learn a little bit more about tea. 
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E.L.L.C. X Fix8
Q+A With founder
Alex Wolpert

June 25, 2020 2 min read

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!

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Freya, Fix8 and Knight Frank
Growing Pains Interview

May 18, 2020 1 min read

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.

 

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Second Fermentation: How to flavour your kombucha

May 05, 2020 4 min read

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. 

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