Margaret Hayman and Amy Costa, CapeCod Kombucha, Wellfleet, MA, USA Q: When did you first discover Kombucha? M: I personally discovered kombucha for the first time in a very small grocery store in the small town of Wellfleet, where I live. It was actually the “Wonder Drink” Asian Pear flavor in a can, probably around 2010.  […]

Municipalities are eager to find new ways to fund their operations and programs. Lately it has been popular to enact a “sugar tax” on non-alcoholic beverages that exceed whatever threshold the municipality has deemed as acceptable. There is a long history of enacting “sin taxes” on products that are perceived or proven to have a […]

Kombucha is a traditionally fermented, low alcohol, non-intoxicating beverage that is most commonly consumed raw, meaning unpasteurized, to protect the probiotics and nutrients in a living form from being damaged. Unpasteurized means not subject to pasteurization via heat or chemical means. As a result of remaining a raw product, it can experience slight shifts in […]

KBI is excited to announce a partnership with Oregon State University to study the organisms present in Kombucha cultures from around the United States. The purpose of the study is to try sequence numerous samples from a wide variety of places to answer the question of “What is a SCOBY?” After sequencing all of the […]

Rafael and Adina Martinez, Mighty Bucha, Atlanta, GA, USA Q: When did you first discover kombucha? We first discovered kombucha in 2013 and began making it shortly after.  Q: Why did you start your own kombucha company? We started Mighty Bucha as a creative outlet from our every day “regular” jobs and as a way […]

Dana Tuma, Mama’s Booch, Menominee, MI Q. When did you first discover kombucha?   I first discovered Kombucha through the Weston A. Price Foundation, a non-profit nutritional organization we recognize.   Q. Why did you start your own kombucha company?   I was not even searching to start my own business, it just happened, I am […]

Join us at the Expert Review Panel on Ethanol Testing for Kombucha at the AOAC’s 131’st Annual Meeting taking place at the Atlanta Marriott on Sunday September 24th from 1-4pm. The meeting is free for all to attend. KBI President, Hannah Crum, will be on the panel. KBI Secretary, Melanie Wade (Golda Kombucha), along with […]

Adam Vanni, JAAR Kombucha, London, England   Q: When did you first discover Kombucha? I first discovered kombucha while at university in San Diego around 2008. A friend of mine was and into health and wellness and introduced me to GT’s. I think the first flavour I tried was the Mystic Mango. To be completely […]

James and Amy Schreffler,  Crabby Cat Kombucha, Wichita, KS, USA   Q: When did you first discover kombucha? Four years ago on a visit to California. Q: Why did you start your own Kombucha company? We saw the need for a locally sourced, handcrafted organic kombucha supplier here in the Midwest. Q: What is your […]

Kevin Rayhons, Element Kombucha, San Antonio, TX, USA Q: When did you first discover kombucha? About 7-8 Years ago.  I had cut all sodas out of my diet and was tired of drinking nothing but water and regular tea.  I wanted something else cold with flavor and low sugar.  I tried a few bottles of […]