Molly Nolan, Jean Nolan , Monbrewcha, Montauk, NY Q: When did you first discover kombucha? Molly: I believe I had my first sip of Kombucha at the beginning of college…let’s just say it was not love at first taste. I tried it again 4 years later, and it made my taste buds dance. Not sure […]

Melinda Williamson, Morning Light Kombucha, Hoyt KS, USA Q: When do you first discover kombucha? I will never forget it! It was in 2009, I was working for Oklahoma State University and one of our undergrad workers brought in a GT’s Trilogy. OMG, the fizz, the vinegary taste, the sour…I was hooked at first sip! […]

Corey Wood, Danielle Wood, and Ryan Cheong, ELIXIR Kombucha, Louisville, KY, USA Q: When did you first discover kombucha? ELIXIR is a 3 person outfit based in Louisville, KY. Husband (Corey), wife (Danielle) and best friend (Ryan). In 2013, we were introduced to kombucha by Corey’s aunt and uncle. After tasting their blueberry homebrew and […]

Lauren Miller and Olivia Wolff, UpDog Kombucha, Winston Salem, NC USA Q: When do you first discover kombucha? Lauren: I first discovered kombucha after a yoga class in 2010. One friends had been talking about it after class and offered me a sip of his. From then on, I started drinking after my yoga practice […]

Jay Penev and Jodine West, Fine Feathers Kombucha Co, Long Beach, CA, USA Q: When did you first discover kombucha? Jodine: We discovered it around 2009 while living in Portland, Oregon, which is an amazing place to discover such things. We are very DIY, hands-on type people, so we started brewing it ourselves soon after. […]

Misako Kashima, Kobo Tea, Japan Q: When did you first discover kombucha? When I was working at farmer’s market in Oakland, CA.  My friend was selling her “Tamascal Kombucha” so I tried it and I’m hooked. Q: Why did you start your own Kombucha company? First, I wanted to try making with Japanese tea, and […]

William Davis, VitaliTea Kombucha, Maui, HI, USA   Q: When did you first discover Kombucha?  About 4-5 years ago Q: Why did you start your own Kombucha company? As a serious (beer) home brewer, living in very health-conscious Maui, I would keep kombucha on tap for “balance”. I liked to share my kombucha and beer […]

Pete Halupka and Lindsay Whiteaker, Harvest Roots Ferments, Mentone, AL, USA Q: When did you first discover kombucha? Pete discovered Kombucha at some random Brooklyn bodega when he was hungover. Lindsay discovered kombucha pretty much the same way. Q: Why did you start your own Kombucha company? We didn’t. We started a fermentation company together […]

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 […]