This is our story...
Hi, we’re Andreas and Cem, co-founders of The Brot Box.
We’ve been friends for 12 years now, lived, traveled, cooked and baked together.
We both grew up in Germany and the German bread culture and diversity has always been part of our lives. Having delicious, nutritious and healthy bread on the table was something taken for granted. Until we started traveling …
When we came to the US two years ago the first thing we recognized was the lack of known bread options in the supermarkets. Growing up in Germany we weren’t used to eating bread with a soft appearance and an extraordinary long list of strange ingredients.
Well, inevitably we decided to bake our own bread with only a few basic ingredients (flour, water, yeast and salt). Ever since it has been loved by friends, neighbors, coworkers and everyone who has ever tasted it. Our little side hobby outgrew its purpose and order after order we recognized that there is a high demand for real and healthy bread. It seemed like folks were only waiting to purchase bread that is natural, healthy and distinctive in taste.
As we started to learn more about bread industry, we found out that each American consumes, on average, 53 pounds of bread per year. Probably 53 pounds of processed bread.
Did you ever ask yourself why the bread loafs at almost every supermarket chain stay fresh and soft for weeks even though they are pre-sliced? Here is your answer: Common wheat loaves at grocery stores are full of processed ingredients, containing enriched or bleached flour and additives. Even the whole grain alternatives have a list with way too many ingredients, including preservatives, processed flours and added sugar. These unhealthy additives deprive all the good fibers and proteins and leave behind an inferior industry product, which can increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease and other chronic discomfort.
We want to change that and believe that bread as the simplest and oldest food in human history, only needs a few natural ingredients.
Bread for us, is more than just a food - it’s culture, it’s our passion.
That’s what The Brot Box is all about!