A year in review

A year in review

Mellis Berry has started as an experiment. I needed some time away from computers and wanted to create a real product, the one you can touch. Food was a natural choice for me given how much I love to cook and experiment, and so it began. It took me couple of years to...

Marketing for small business

When you’re bootstrapping a business every penny counts and I must say I have very tight marketing budget. I try to do most of the things myself and for free. And of course it takes lots of time and effort compared to advertising on Facebook or Google. You can...

The process of creating a label

Overall it took me and my friends almost 18 months to create the label we have now. I would never imagine that small changes to the recipe can influence the design so drastically. In the end people from Estonia, United Kingdom, Italy, Ukraine, and Bali took part in...

Availability of honey delights

When you explore an unknown area it is really hard to give estimates. While preparing documents for the health and food authority I thought it wouldn’t take more than a month. In reality the process extended to four months. I assumed that drying berries and...

A status update on the latest batch

Every morning this week I am cycling through the forest and along the sea, enjoying the amazing autumn weather we have, crisp cold air, bright blue sky, and the already cold sun, listening to Fences music. I then sort and weigh the ingredients, add honey, and put jars...

Software engineering for food

It is raining outside, the night is approaching and I’m sitting by the window and writing code. I started Mellis Berry to escape the computer and spend more time in the real world, making things, talking to people, learning new skills. Yet here I am, behind the...