Mayte Priesca, Serendipity, Puebla, Mexico   Q: When did you first discover kombucha? Back in 2017, I was looking for a different approach to improve my health. So a friend shared with me a piece of scoby and showed me how to make my own Kombucha. It started at my house, for me and my […]

Kristin and Casey Bergh, Compassion Kombucha, Bend, OR, USA Q: When did you first discover kombucha? When Kristin was battling leaky gut and autoimmune disease in 2012. Discovered the power of fermented foods in helping support gut health and healing. Q: Why did you start your own kombucha company? Before we founded Compassion Kombucha, we […]

Jessica and Chris Ollis, Spring Branch Kombucha, Springfield, MO, USA Q: When did you first discover kombucha? About 10 years ago Chris bought a bottle of GT’s Multi-Green at a local health food store on a whim. His initial reaction was not favorable, but it grew on him and eventually became part of his daily […]

Lenni Semmelink and Shaw Kamada-Laws, Nourishing Wholefoods, Doonan, Queensland, Australia   Q: When did you first discover kombucha? I was woofing around northern California and learning a lot of things about local food production, cooking and community skill sharing. I had tried kombucha before this period but it was at the fermentation clubs and pot […]

Kombucha Brewers International & Oregon State University Analyte Study A Summary of Kombucha Microbiome Research by Keisha Rose Harrison The Curtin lab at Oregon State University is interested in applying “-omics” approaches and cutting-edge technology to better understand fermented products. Unlike traditionally studied beverages, i.e. wine and beer, Kombucha is part of a burgeoning field […]

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 […]