Jenice and Jeff Smith, Steep Peak Kombucha Tea, Blairmore, AB, Canada Q: When did you first discover kombucha? We first discovered kombucha through a friend in our community and we were hooked! We began brewing and focusing on wildcrafting for flavouring. Located in the Rockies, we are surrounded by mountains and forests and are inspired […]

Adam Hiner, Boochcraft, Chula Vista, CA, USA   Q: When did you first discover kombucha? Back in 2005 when I first moved to California and started eating organic I dove deep into the world of health. In that time I discovered kombucha and it became a regular part of my everyday diet. Q: Why did […]

Standard of Identity for Kombucha DATE: 9/26/18; 1 pm PST on Zoom WHO: Hannah Crum COST: Free/Members Only WEBINAR SUMMARY Join us for a free members-only webinar to discuss the Standard of Identity for Kombucha, led by KBI President, Hannah Crum. Before the webinar, please review the Standard of Identity for Kombucha (draft version), located […]

Kevin and Alexis Moore, Goodmore Kombucha, Darthmouth, NS, Canada Q: When did you first discover kombucha? Kevin and I first had kombucha in New Zealand about 5 years ago. We loved it and immediately began brewing at home! Q: Why did you start your own kombucha company? During our adventures overseas we fell in love with […]

Carly Erickson, Boro Beverage, Carrboro, NC, USA Q: When did you first discover kombucha? Growing up in California, I remember drinking kombucha in high school and even being exposed to it in my early childhood. I feel like I didn’t necessarily become an avid drinker until my mid twenties (about 10 yrs ago). It was […]

Daniel Fransham, Brewguru, Seoul, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea Q: When did you first discover kombucha? Back in 2014, living in Korea, never having tried another person’s kombucha, I ordered a scoby from the states to satisfy my curiosity. Ironically, it was not until well after starting my company that I got the opportunity to try some kombucha […]

  Briana Hanks, Brooke Furtick, Brittany Phillips, YeaBucha!, Brick, NJ, USA   Q: When did you first discover kombucha? We first discovered kombucha in 2010. Every summer we worked in our dad’s dental office and he often took to Whole Foods for lunch. He was always interested in trying new things, and once we tried our first […]

  René Schliebs and Liv McGregor, Mama’s Brew Shop, Helensville, AK, New Zealand Q: When did you first discover kombucha? I’ve been home brewing since the early 2000’s after trying some kombucha that my friend had made for me. Brewing from here naturally evolved from my existing passion for all things fermented, and of course […]

Debra J Chrapaty, GloryBucha Kombucha, Bellevue, WA, USA Q: When did you first discover kombucha? I was first introduced to kombucha by a work colleague about 10 years ago. She loved it and said that when she was on a kombucha regiment she always felt her best. So I tried one of the better selling […]

  John Schaffer and Lisa Harpster, Moody Culture, State College, PA, USA   Q: When did you first discover kombucha? Our first sip of kombucha was at Wegman’s in 2012.  I actually wasn’t a fan at all at that point.  How things have changed!  Q: Why did you start your own kombucha company? I had […]