Heidi Vorrasi, RocBucha, Rochester, NY, USA Q: When did you first discover kombucha? I discovered kombucha while travelling to the West Coast. We were in a small town in Utah and it was on tap even in the gas station! We drank it on and off for years after that and started to brew once […]

Gabrielle Pope, Claire Rivard, Dominic Rivard, Solas Kombucha, New Ross, NS, Canada Q: When did you first discover kombucha? I (Gabrielle) was first introduced to kombucha in Vancouver around 2001, and played the role of the weird fermentation girl until this day. Dominic and I (as his marketing manager) were attending a hard cider conference […]

Growing Strong Culture By Ian Griffin, Booch News From the welcome reception on Wednesday to the after-party on Friday, the attendees at the Kombucha Brewers International (KBI) 2019 sixth annual conference celebrated the theme of “Growing Strong Culture”.  As everyone who has brewed ‘booch knows, the quality of the drink depends on the strength of […]

Rich Awn, MOMBUCHA, Brooklyn, NY, USA Q: When did you first discover kombucha? My mom! She started brewing in our home in New Jersey some time in the late 90’s and forced it on my siblings and I. We hated it. Then she got better at brewing and we realized we weren’t getting sick as […]

Jaime Carral, La Semilla Colectivo, Mexico Q: When did you first discover kombucha? Around the year 2000 at a fermentation workshop. Love at first sip! Have been brewing with the same SCOBY since then. Q: Why did you start your own kombucha company? To be able to share more widely what I found to be […]

Aneta Lundquist and Eric Lundquist, 221BC Kombucha, Sarasota, FL, USA   Q: When did you first discover kombucha? I discovered kombucha 11 years ago at a tiny (4 people including instructor) fermentation class held by a tiny lady who was sharing her story of how fermented foods saved her life. At first I was a […]

Julian Lesser and Philippe Trinh, Seek North, Kingston, NY, USA Q: When did you first discover kombucha? Julian and I (Philippe) discovered it about 12 years ago in a NYC beverage cooler at a boutique grocer. At the time, we didn’t really know what it was, and we thought it tasted so foul that we […]

  Amanda Webb, Wild Magnolia Kombucha, Fairhope, AL, USA   Q: When did you first discover kombucha? I came home for the holidays in 2008 and may have had a little too much celebrating so, I went to the local health food store looking for some assistance. The clerk said, “have you tried kombucha?” I […]

Adam Gallegos and Sonia Pak Gallegos, Revel, Ojai, CA, USA Q: When did you first discover kombucha? On a white water rafting trip in Oregon back in the early 2000’s. It was strange but I found myself craving it. Q: Why did you start your own kombucha company? I had graduated from the American Brewers […]

Mark Frydrychowski, Tea of Life Kombucha, Ibiza, Spain Q: When did you first discover kombucha? We were doing downhill skateboard races along the west coast in 2009 and stopped by my favorite diner in Olympia, WA. My friend said, “Hey man, they have kombucha,” and I said, “What?” Q: Why did you start your own […]