Leila Khatapoush, Behesht Kombucha, Vashon, WA, USA   Q: When did you first discover kombucha? I started brewing in 1994 while living with my sister in Santa Barbara, CA. Q: Why did you start your own Kombucha company? Kombucha has been an invaluable asset in my life which I am passionate about. I wanted to share my […]

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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 […]

Kelly Fagan,Cultured Kombucha, Netherlands   Q: When do you first discover kombucha? 2010 at a Whole Foods in Las Vegas through my brother, Sean. I wasn’t immediately sold, but I noticed that I felt amazing. Within two weeks I was brewing my own, and haven’t stopped since. To bring the story full circle, Sean has […]

Junita Lapp, Lapp It Up, Malta, OH, USA Q: When do you first discover kombucha? I first discovered kombucha in 2011 while working my first job at a heath food store in my hometown. I actually didn’t enjoy the first bottle I tried but I decided to keep trying it anyway since I knew it […]

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 […]