Meet Matthias “Super Frenchie” Giraud – the skiing, base jumping, and surfing enthusiast who is part of our HummSquad and can’t get enough Humm Kombucha!
Matthias was born in Evreux, France, he now lives in Bend, Ore., with his wife and young son. That made it convenient for him to drop by the Humm headquarters to talk about his passion for adventure, the power of inspiration and to share the riveting story about how and why kombucha became such an important part of his daily routine.
Your big three pursuits are skiing, BASE jumping, and surfing. Are there common elements connecting these three activities that make them attractive to you?
Yes, I enjoy stress and being threatened! [laughs] What they share is they are all unforgiving and demanding, yet bring a certain peace. I love the feeling of being immersed in environments both hostile and inviting. We are some kind of weird animal that evolved in a sophisticated way. I think we instinctively want to go back to our roots when survival was a constant concern, and not have our mind always busy with other things. I love the focus these activities provide.
Where and when do you usually drink Humm? And is your favorite flavor still Pomegranate Lemonade, your first kombucha love?
As Don Juan said, “The pleasure of love is in change.” I still love Pomegranate Lemonade, and I also drink a ton of Strawberry Lemonade. And my latest favorite is Hopped Grapefruit. It’s amazing! I can’t get enough.
I drink kombucha all day long. I have some with breakfast. I drink it in the afternoons when I need a lift. And I drink it before I go to bed. When I’m heading to the mountains, I always bring a container of water and a bottle of kombucha. It’s hard when I travel abroad now because I can’t find Humm. I need to make a carry-on keg for airplanes or something! I’ll tell TSA, “I’m sorry I have a condition and must have my kombucha!”[laughs] My four-year-old son also loves it. I give a little to him every day too.
Stay tuned for Matthias’s full HummSquad Profile coming soon the HummSquad page!