Lockdown - was nun?
Nachdem der Lockdown uns einen gewaltigen Strich durch die Rechnung gemacht hat, mussten wir uns was einfallen lassen. Also hieß es Flyer verteilen und selbst ausliefern!
Kaum ging`s los, war es auch schon wieder vorbei...LOCKDOWN!
Kaum ging's bei uns los, war es auch schon wieder vorbei! Deutschland im Lockdown! Jedoch hatten wir genug Aufgaben zu erledigen, die die letzten Monate auf der Strecke geblieben waren. So überarbeiteten wir unsere Website, erstellten ein Instagramkonzept und suchten nach Kooperationspartner:innen. Am 23.01.2021 ging unser Shop online. Ein aufregender Tag!
Das erste Mal richtig produzieren und verkaufen!
Nachdem alles an Ware angekommen, alle notwendigen Genehmigungen eingeholt, die Laboranalysen erfolgt und der genaue Produktionsprozess mit einem lebensmitteltechnischen Institut abgestimmt worden wurde, ging es das erste Mal richtig los. Der Tag war ein voller Erfolg, wir können deutlich mehr als die von uns prognostizierte Menge produzieren! Kurze Zeit später gehen die ersten Flaschen an über Deutschland verteilte Kunden raus!
The first finished bottles
At the end of November it was time. The first bottles were ready and as they should be. Recipes, labels, design, everything we have worked tirelessly on for the last few months results in a great overall picture! Probably the moment that has made us the proudest so far!
Small glitches are part of it!
After we moved in, planned everything in detail and checked everything three times, we sent our first orders... and lo and behold... the first thousand bottles are parked in the middle of downtown Augsburg. Delivery address and billing address are probably not the same...
At the beginning of November we moved into our production facility. What initially looked rather bare was quickly equipped with the ordered machines and is now the heart of SESES DRINKS Of course, we could also have contract filling - but we believe that we have control over the production and thus the quality of our products!
Fun turned serious!
After we decided to really found SESES and all the preparations were made, things got serious. The first machines have been ordered. Suddenly there was a 120kg bottle capping machine in our "office".... and it stood there until we could move into our production facility....
Dealers, production facility and so much more
We found that there was an opportunity to make our fruit reductions on a large scale. Compared to finding suitable dealers for our raw materials, the task of finding a suitable production facility was more difficult than expected. Many objects, like this one, were not suitable - but we made it! Commercial and trademark registrations were made, the business plan was written - off we went!
The day X
After we had been able to observe over several years how well the drinks mixed with the fruit reductions were received, we made the decision in autumn 2020 to become self-employed with the production and distribution of the same. The first trial and error in the domestic kitchen took place as to how what we had been producing on a small scale over the past few years could be produced in large quantities.
A long way
During our discussions, we noticed that there were countless sophisticated alternatives to every drink - but in most restaurants and bars the same spritz was offered as an aperitif. We found that quite one-sided, because: How can an evening be great if it starts out as usual? Many hours and even more different attempts later, we agreed to serve fruity, herb-infused spritz to start the evening in the future. This idea turned into a competition to see who could present the most appealing creation each week.
Get to know
Coming from Ravensburg, Coburg, Munich, our studies brought us to Augsburg. However, we didn't get to know each other at university, but in 2017 during our part-time job as a bartender in a great Augsburg restaurant with an excellent bar! Night-long discussions about the perfect martini or the mix between sweetness and acidity in a gimlet were not uncommon.
Welcome! We - Flo, Chris and Till - say HELLO WORLD! It's great that you're here and that you're accompanying us on our exciting project!