Ivaylo Panayotov, Kombucha Life, Sofia, Bulgaria Q: When did you first discover kombucha? In the year 2010 Q: Why did you start your own Kombucha company? We started first as a homemade kombucha, 2 years later we decided to introduce this drink to Bulgarian market. Q: What is your former/current other life or career? I […]

KBI’s Kombucha Village at the Green Festival Expo in Washington, DC was a great experience for the brands and attendees! The Kombucha Village atmosphere brings brands together to share responsibilities, promote each the category as a whole, and sample and sell, sell, sell! Rather than being spread throughout the conference floor, several brands band together to demonstrate […]

KBI is delighted to report a wildly successful first webinar in our “Ask Us Anything” series – “Fast Track to Distribution” (May 18, 2016). All of the attendees enjoyed the detailed and Kombucha-specific advice offered by our expert speakers.  “Thank you so much for the webinar today! It was packed full of great information. The panel […]

  As the kombucha industry continues to grow, so too do the needs of the membership. Poised to crest $1.8 billion dollars in gross sales by 2020 according to some projections, our industry has consistently demonstrated rapid growth, stimulated by the stability brought to the marketplace through the formation and actions of Kombucha Brewers International. Since 2014, KBI […]

Leanne Herrera, Zama Tea, Tustin, California Q: When did you first discover kombucha? Just about two years ago after being diagnosed with a very rare disease and did not want to do chemotherapy so I set out on my own to find answers through tea, herbs, and Kombucha. Q: When did you start your own […]

Kara Sam,  Bucha Brew, Surrey, BC, Canada   Q: When did you first discover Kombucha? I first discovered Kombucha 3 years ago in Maui at a local farmers market, they were selling in mason jars with chunks of pineapple in it.  Back then I thought a real mushroom created this mysterious tonic. Q: Why did […]

KBI is pleased to announce our new educational webinar series! Based on feedback from the membership, we are offering kombucha specific education on a variety of topics to assist brewers with their process and help them succeed with their business endeavors. To that end, here is a list of the topics we will be covering with […]

Kombucha Brewers International announces the formation of a new membership category: BrewPub Members. In order to qualify under the BrewPub designation, members must already have an operational kombucha brewery actively serving flavors on tap to retail customers. Alternately, BrewPubs can be a licensed beer brewery that also brews and sells kombucha. The BrewPub designation is […]

Emily Helmus, Bloom Ferments, Grand Rapids, MI, USA Q: When did you first discover Kombucha? I first discovered kombucha during my sophomore year in college. A friend’s family made it at home in 2-3 gallon jars and I was both repulsed and intrigued by it. After building up the confidence a few months later to […]

  Heather McAlpine and Sandie Judge, Banjo Brews, Seddon, New Zealand      Q: When did you first discover Kombucha? I (Heather) worked in Minnesota in the ’80s and tried it way back then. Q: Why did you start your own Kombucha company? I owned a café in our local town and hated buying in lots […]