30.05.2016 · Welcome Anna Yukiko to The Love of Chilies Family
Dear The Love of Chilies Fans,
I’m Anna Yukiko Bickenbach and the newest member to The Love of Chilies family. I was very fortunate to grow up as a “Third Culture Kid,” lucky to call myself an American-Okinawan, and that I am able to live in Berlin, Germany.
It is my determination to help scale the joy of organic and fair-trade chilies so more people can benefit from the aroma, spice and love that our chilies permeate. Creating social and environmental impact has always been my motivation and our organic farming family in Finca la Sarantontona has brought Josefina and I one step closer to supporting livelihoods that handle our resources responsibly.
I graduated with a M.Sc. from the Humboldt Universtiät zu Berlin in “Integrated Natural Resource Management” and also visited the Hasso-Plattner School of Design Thinking, where I was inspired to co-launch my first startup ecotastic – a rewards system for the environment.
Besides focusing on organic chilies and a positive social impact, I also love playing volleyball competitively and relieving stress while cooking hearty and creative foods.
I’ve been fortunate to traverse the world and hope that my insights can help spread the joy at The Love of Chilies. Josefina and I are very much looking forward to our communal journey and bringing you the best organic, lava-grown chilies available!
With hot-&-heartfelt greetings, Anna
Josefina Petrus and
Anna Yukiko Bickenbach
We love chilies; both of us from childhood. Our backgrounds could not have been more different. Josefina accompanied her parents on trips to India. Anna grew up on three continents, including on the island of Okinawa, where chilies are soaked in sake.
Both of us have had the opportunity to do many fantastic things. Josefina has produced films, coached basketball, worked for the charity platform Betterplace.org and served as a Board Member of a British school. Anna plays serious volleyball and co-founded the ecological platform Ecotastic.
We don’t like to compromise… if it is possible to have the best quality, why do for less. And we casually relish chilies like others do candy.
For press information and downloadable pictures please visit our press area.
The Love of Chilies UG
Managing Directors: Josefina Petrus
and Anna Yukiko Bickenbach
Lietzenburger Strasse 53
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