Katy-area juice bar koldprezz sells drinks made in-house from organic ingredients

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Koldprezz managers Priya Sira and Mani Saravanan wash the organic ingredients for the Hulk juice flavor. (Jen Para/Community Impact Newspaper)

Koldprezz managers Priya Sira and Mani Saravanan wash the organic ingredients for the Hulk juice flavor. (Jen Para/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Koldprezz sells eight juice flavors. Here are three. (Designed by Anya Gallant/Community Impact Newspaper)
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After the juice ingredients are pressed, Saravanan pours the liquid through a colander. After this step, the juice is bottled, stamped with an expiration date and placed in a refrigerator. (Jen Para/Community Impact Newspaper)
When walking into koldprezz, guests are immediately greeted by the smells of fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs.

“You can go to any juice bar, but if you don’t smell [fruits and vegetables], they are not making the juice [in-store],” koldprezz co-owner Kumar Karuppusamy said. “The orange flavor, the ginger, the celery—those give a really good smell.”

He and Sivaprakash Muthurathinam own the store located at 829 S. Mason Road, Ste. 250, Katy. Their wives, Mani Saravanan and Priya Siva, respectively, manage it with five employees.

Karuppusamy said they decided to open a raw, organic juice bar because they come from farming families in the southern part of India. They wanted to share good, clean food with the Katy area, which Karuppusamy and Saravanan have called home for about a decade and Muthurathinam and Siva for about 5 years.

“Unavae marunthu, marunthae unavu,” Saravanan said. “That is, ‘Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food’ ... in our language we speak—in Tamil.”


The store in February 2017, and serves juices, ginger and turmeric shots, smoothies, acai bowls and lemonade.

Every ingredient is organic, inspected and hand-scrubbed before going into a juice, Karuppusamy said. If the supplier does not have organic produce, koldprezz will not serve the juice flavor.

To maximize the nutrients in the juices, the koldprezz team uses a two-step, low-speed cold-pressing process to decrease oxygenation, and—unlike juices sold at grocery stores—the juice is never pasteurized, Karuppusamy said.

He added the juices have no added sugar, preservatives, protein powders or water, except for lemonade and Milky, which includes almond milk.

With such processes, the shelf life for koldprezz’s juices is only three days. The business accepts preorders and offers a delivery service.

“Never compromise on the quality. Never compromise on the customer service,” Karuppusamy said. “Our whole belief is food is medicine, and a natural thing will always be good.”

koldprezz

829 S. Mason Road, Ste. 250, Katy

346-704-5653

www.koldprezz.com

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m.
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By Jen Para

Jen joined Community Impact Newspaper in fall 2018 as the editor of the Katy edition. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Jen has written about business, politics and education. Prior to CI, Jen was the web producer at Houston Business Journal.


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