The Next Round: What happens after you change your drinking?
Founder Paul spent most of his life surrounded by nature. A conservation biologist, he spent years observing the natural world, learning how best to interact with it. Fast forward a few years, and you’ll find Paul behind his own bar, this time listening to customers. Understanding what makes them tick, the flavours that matter, and suggesting the perfect liquid for their mood.
But if someone asked for a non-alcoholic recommendation, the answer wasn’t as easy. Which got him thinking. How could he create a non-alcoholic aperitif with all the depth and complexity of the finest drinks behind his bar? He knew nature would have the answer. It took over a year of experimentation to develop Everleaf. Paul researched plants, sustainable sourcing, dehydrating samples, macerating, and extracting to get the perfect blend of complementary yet surprising flavours. But then there was the texture. Alcohol’s unique viscosity is usually missing from non-alcoholic drinks. What solutions could the natural world offer to create something similar? Again, Paul found answers from both land and sea from plants such as acacia trees and seaweeds.