Kumar and Siva are the owners of Katy’s own organic and raw juice bar, koldprezz. This is a family ran and operated business and the families behind the biz have so much passion for what they do. They are from farming families in India and back home they farmed organic food to feed their families – using farm fresh, unprocessed ingredients. They immigrated from India over 20 years ago and they missed the fresh veggies and fruits that they were used to and they believe food is medicine for your body and can help your body heal itself. So, they decided to create koldprezz offering organic, unprocessed juice with no preservatives or processing, and using 100% organic ingredients (no added water or sugar). Koldprezz is a small, family owned business that we personally love visiting! They are doing business right – putting customers and their product first, but also valuing and supporting their employees. Koldprezz can be found on Mason Rd and are now offering delivery to your doorstep for their cleanse!
Check out our interview with Kumar and Siva to learn more about koldprezz, their products, and the inspiration behind their business.
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in the Katy/Houston area?
We immigrated from Southern part of India to the US and have lived in Katy/Houston for the past 20 years.
Are you a parent? How old are your kids?
Kumar & Mani – Yes, Ilakiaya – 13 year old daughter and Jey – 8 year old son
Siva & Priya – Yes, Niranjan – 8 year old son
What did you do before becoming a business owner?
Kumar: I am working in IT and MY wife Mani is managing the business. I help out on the weekends. We are from a farming family.
Siva: I am working in IT and MY wife Priya is managing the business.
When did you open the door to your business, Koldprezz?
February 6th, 2016
Why did you choose Katy for your location and how has the Katy community impacted your business?
Katy is a beautiful diversified suburb of Houston with a lot of community oriented people who support local business and we live in Katy.
What products do you offer?
We offer Organic cold pressed juice, Organic Acai bowl and Organic smoothies. All our juices are 100% Organic No added Water and No added Sugar and No Preservatives.
What was the inspiration behind opening a cold press juice and smoothie company?
We are from a farming family. Back home we do organic farming to feed our family. We always use the farm fresh unprocessed ingredients.
We believe food is medicine and your body can heal itself. So we decided to do an Organic unprocessed juice bar with no preservatives or processing. We use 100% certified organic ingredients in all our juices.
How can adding cold press juices and smoothies to your diet be beneficial?
You could do it as a meal replacement or do a juice fasting. It is totally up to our customers to choose the frequency and the way. Everyone is unique and we have a lot of repeat customers who do cleansing periodically, take Turmeric and Ginger shots regularly.
Have you always been a healthy eater and conscious of the food you put in your body, or when did that start for you?
We used to eat raw veggies and fruits from the farm and we started missing it with the busy life style. So decided to take up on the juicing to incorporate it in our diet. Micronutrients are essential part our daily meal and juice is one of the best ways to get it.
Best advice for someone wanting to take the leap of faith into entrepreneurship or wanting to open their own business?
Be patient, make a quality product customers will find you, do good customer service. Persistence is the key.
Who inspires you most in business?
Our employees – They rock every day in and day out.
Our customers – supporting us and encouraging us every single day.
We kind of having a unwritten Pyramid –
Customer and Product
How was Covid-19 affected your small business?
Covid-19 has brought in additional responsibilities to us in terms of ensuring we are taking proper measures to ensure our quality. Contactless delivery, door delivery are some of the items that we incorporated to take care of our customers and employees.
We want to THANK our customers (the koldprezz family) and every. They stood by us and helping us to stay survive during this time.
Future plans for your business?
First we wanted to expand in the Greater Houston area first and take our Katy born koldprezz to the world.