Julia & Kerstin
After meeting on a plane to London, a friendship, partnership and business grew. Although, it would take another ten years and another chance meeting on a plane until that turned into; what is now known as NIX&KIX. Back in 2004, we had a chance encounter when we sat next to each other on a plane. Striking up a friendship we quickly bonded with our entrepreneurial spirit. After finishing university and working a few years, we went travelling and exploring different cuisines and cultures. Chillies instantly got our attention as we noticed that life expectancy is surprisingly high in countries that consume a lot of chillies. We couldn’t ignore the positive effect that chilli seemed to have on people. After a bit of research we found that capsaicin in chillies has metabolism boosting and energy releasing properties. It also increases endorphin levels and provides a natural, happy feeling. This led us to set up a lab at the back of a small shop in Shoreditch, where we began experimenting with different drink combinations and inviting the world to come and taste our creations. Shortly thereafter, NIX&KIX was born. We hope you like it as much as we do.
Julia and Kerstin