KBI/OSU Genomic Study A Summary of Kombucha Microbiome Research By Keisha Rose Harrison The KBI/OSU SCOBY Genomic Study took place from November 2017 to September 2018 as a two-part study. Part 1 asked the questions “what does the Kombucha SCOBY consist of?” and “how diverse is the Kombucha SCOBY?” in regards to the collective microbiota […]

Kimberly Lanski, Buddha’s Brew, Austin, TX, USA Q: When did you first discover kombucha? In 2000, a friend shared some he was making. He had gallon jars brewing all over his kitchen. He would fill wine bottles with the stuff and share it with us at a local macrobiotic restaurant! I was a long time […]

Jessi Hoeft, Ensign Beverage, Hastings, NE, USA Q: When did you first discover kombucha? I brewed my first batch of kombucha the summer I graduated high school in 1995. A friend’s aunt who was living in Colorado gave us a culture and said the drink she was making was helping her with all kinds of […]

Mike Durighello, Whalebird Kombucha, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA Q: When did you first discover kombucha? My friend Carson introduced me to kombucha in 2006 while I was at UC Santa Cruz. He was an amazing water man and had just taken me out to surf. Back at the car he pulled out a few […]

Our next Capitol Hill Climb to support the KOMBUCHA Act is a month away. This is a unique networking opportunity for ANY USA based Kombucha brewers to not only exercise their rights as US citizens but also to share quality time with fellow brewers. Here are all of the great things we do on our […]

Jordi Dalmau, Kombutxa, Mataró, Barcelona, Spain Q: When did you first discover kombucha? When I was 13 years old I was diagnosed with Gilbert’s Syndrome. It is not a disease but it means that your liver has some trouble detoxing some toxins. As I was getting older I had frequent headaches, always felt tired, long […]

Alex Ingalls, Pilot Kombucha, Brooklyn, NY, USA Q: When did you first discover kombucha? I was working at Whole Foods and was really hungover and supposed to be doing a demo and one of my co-workers recommended it as a hangover cure. I grabbed a bottle of GT Dave’s Cherry Chia (for calories because I […]

Bryan Deane Bertsch, Deane’s Kombucha, Hopkins, MN, USA Q: When did you first discover kombucha? My wife brought kombucha home from the local Co-Op in 2006. It was love at first taste – especially how it made me feel and the fact that it was a “living” beverage. Then I found out how much she […]

Becca Schepps, Mortal Kombucha, Boulder, CO, USA Q: When did you first discover kombucha? I first started drinking kombucha when I lived in NYC in 2008. They carried it at the corner bodega and I was looking for low sugar, flavorful alternatives. I think my first kombucha was actually a GTs with Chia Seeds. It […]

Heidi Vorrasi, RocBucha, Rochester, NY, USA Q: When did you first discover kombucha? I discovered kombucha while travelling to the West Coast. We were in a small town in Utah and it was on tap even in the gas station! We drank it on and off for years after that and started to brew once […]