Who are we and what is your background?
We are a husband-and-wife organisation who started Fine Feathers out of adore for tea and fermented things. Jodine has spent substantial time as an animal proffer and has worked in a foodservice attention and Jay’s past involves operative in aloft education, and writing, recording, behaving and producing music.
Your stream job:
Currently, we are both full-time during Fine Feathers. Jodine (CEO) covers a day-to-day handling of a business, bookkeeping, amicable media, a website, a kombucha home-brewers Facebook organisation (over a 1000 members worldwide), organizes a kombucha brewing workshops and kombucha home brewers bottle-shares (alternating once a month), and creates many of a weekly, rotating-tap kombucha flavors during a shop. Jay (CFO-Chief Fermentation Officer) handles a production, fermentation, oversees indiscriminate accounts and distribution, and sources many of a ingredients.
In that city:
Long Beach, California
0How did we learn kombucha?
We detected kombucha while vital in Portland, Oregon. It took some removing used to, though we were flattering bending right away!
What stirred we to start your company?
We got into fermenting kombucha in a late 2000s and joked about starting a association though didn’t severely cruise it until we changed to Jodine’s hometown of Long Beach in 2011. We beheld that it was blank in a village and it felt like a ideal time to take a thrust and go for it!
What creates your product unique?
Our association places a extensive importance on QUALITY. We spend a lot of time sourcing teas and mixture that capacitate us to qualification singular and engaging flavors while progressing a clarity of morality and elegance.
As distant as ‘unique’ goes, what creates us singular is ‘us’. We make a kombucha that we wish to make and prognosticate in a kombucha dreams, and we benefaction it to a audience. We are who we are, we wear a hearts on a sleeves and we let all a adore and passion we have for what we do gleam by a kombucha.
We have a sell emporium by a facility, that allows us to spend time one-on-one with a regulars and business and be in hold with a community. We also essay to emanate a village of ardent homebrewers and to commission people to have kombucha in their lives by training workshops and have bi-monthly kombucha tastings and bottle shares.
What do we wish to communicate by your code image?
We’d like to consider that a code conveys a healthy lifestyle secure in integrity, humility, and quality. For a many part, we leave a tangible kombucha to do a articulate for us. That is where a summary truly resides.
As a brand, we are socially and politically active, that is critical to us, generally with today’s sociopolitical meridian in a United States. We do not see ourselves customarily as a business designed to beget money, though rather as a business entity intent in bland life.
What are a categorical hurdles in your company?
With a business model, we’ve opted to customarily grow sustainably and be a association that provides a top probable quality. We are happy to consistently outlay peculiarity products by a exclusive small-batch, glass-vessel distillation process. This also enables us to say a integrity, autonomy and, going behind to one of a prior questions, a “uniqueness”.
The above-mentioned, joined with a choice to sojourn eccentric of investors, make it severe as distant as capital, however, it is really critical to discuss that we have been succeeding, notwithstanding a difficulties, by tough work, stability and some-more tough work (and some component of luck, that is always a factor). And that has paid off, as we are about to applaud a 5th anniversary in Oct of this year.
What collection are essential for your work(app, software)?
The essential collection for a operation are a Quickbooks app and any cloud-based storage.
A word to conclude what form of workman we are:
What does your bureau space demeanour like?
Jodine: My bureau space is flattering purify and organized. we adore labeling things!
Jay: My area is full of teas, ingredients, kegs and kegging equipment, distillation jars, and many pleasing and sharp-witted SCOBYs. It’s a dream “office space” and we feel during assent and really most in my component when I’m there.
Do we have a proceed to classify your days to optimize your work?
Jodine: I’m super analog and write EVERYTHING down in my day planner. We also separate adult duties and nominee tasks.
Jay: Our prolongation area has several dry/erase play designated for several aspects of production: placement orders, internal orders, prolongation schedule, kegging schedule, etc., etc. We are all visible people so it is REALLY useful to have it all laid out in a proceed that can be referenced quickly.
What tips would we give to urge productivity?
Jodine: Stay off of amicable media! Keep your conduct down and get a work done.
Jay: Have a stretchable report that suits your life. Go into work with a goal to get work done, prioritize tasks and stop operative when we don’t wish to work anymore, go be a tellurian being and suffer life, study, and use in a areas we wish to urge it. This will urge your capability further. A firm report does not support to a unsuitable upsurge of life. Therefore, we consider that this proceed minimizes highlight and allows we to broach a solid high performance.
14. What is a best recommendation we have been given?
Jodine: Trust yourself and work hard!
Jay: “You get some-more flies with honey”. Jodine gave me that one. 🙂
What are your end-of-day and early-day routine?
Jay: Early day, customarily involves creation tea, responding to emails, strategizing for a day, meditating, and sometimes, a workout. The end-of-day slight customarily consists of creation dinner, reading, and about 20-30 mins of reflexion/meditation.
Jodine: Early-day slight starts with tea and practice and ends with cats and crochet on my lap.
Apart from your mechanism and your phone, what tool can't we do without?
Jodine: Our labeling appurtenance 🙂
Upcoming products or projects?
We are looking brazen to opening adult a kombucha-on-tap/tea room in a really nearby future!