Nella Fusco, co-owner and brewer of Awaken Kombucha

Vero Beach | FL
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Who are you and what is your background? 

Nella was a massage therapist before owning the kombucha company 

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Your current job: 

Owner of the company as well as the alchemist/brewer

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In which city: 

Vero Beach, FL 

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How did you discover kombucha? 

7 years ago when someone gave me a scoby and tried to teach me how to homebrew, I was experiencing horrible stomach issues and Kombucha was the only thing that helped me entirely 

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What prompted you to start your company? 

After meeting our friends and owners of another kombucha company in Floyd, VA it intrigued us to spread wellness 

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What makes your product unique? 

We are the only company in Florida to ferment oak barrels, we do not pasteurize, and we do not force carbonate 

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What do you want to convey through your brand image? 

Healing, maintaining quality and bringing consciousness to the community 

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What are the main challenges in your company? 

Growing more and more every year! 

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What tools are essential for your work(app, software)? 

Facebook, instagram, quickbooks and of course all of our brewing/testing equipment 

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A word to define what type of worker you are: 

passionate 

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What does your office space look like? 

Our home is our office and our brewery is our sacred space 

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Do you have a way to organize your days to optimize your work? 

Create somewhat of a schedule but with a 2-year-old it can get interesting! Always make sure to prioritize what has to get done.

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What tips would you give to improve productivity? 

Everything is flowing the way it needs too

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What is the best advice you have been given? 

Make sure to make time for yourself and your family 

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What are your end-of-day and early-day routine? 

Our end of the day is eating as a family and relaxing. Early day is creating a list of what has to get done and creating a space within yourself to stay level headed and clear-headed 

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Apart from your computer and your phone, what gadget cannot you do without? 

Nothing! 

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Upcoming products or projects?

 We are opening up a kombucha tap room that will offer mocktails, kombucha juices, kombucha smoothies & nutritionally dense snacks

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