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Draft Standards Manual Webinar Presented by: Jared Gustafson BIO Jared started Kombucha On Tap in January 2014 after working at Outdoor Channel Television. Jared enjoys spending his time outdoors as much as possible, you’ll find him mountain biking, running, backpacking, doing triathlons, rock climbing, canyoneering, taking a yoga class, and other athletic endeavors that allow […]

The path to the Board is through volunteership. Each of these candidates has contributed their time and energy to assisting KBI with moving forward significant projects. Please vote for 1 candidate. The ballot has been sent to each company. Each company has one vote. Everyone will need to vote until quorum (51%) of members have […]

  Brooke and Jesse Rich, Rich Elixirs, Costa Mesa, CA, USA  Q: When did you first discover kombucha? (Jesse) I first discovered Kombucha, when I stumbled upon it at the store. I loved it so much that I started buying a ton of it! I began researching everything on Kombucha and then started making my […]

Eric Elliott, Reputation Beverage Co, DeWitt, MI, USA    Q: When did you first discover kombucha? Fall of 2018, my wife brought a GT’s Gingerade. I was blow away by the flavor. Q: Why did you start your own kombucha company?  January 2019, after that first experience with GT’s, it set in motion trying to […]

Mark Bostleman and Mollie Houkom, Ascent Kombucha, Driggs, ID, USA  Q: When did you first discover kombucha? I bought my first kombucha in 2003 in Boulder, Colorado after a friend told me about it and I’ve been drinking kombucha ever since! Q: Why did you start your own kombucha company?  I followed my passion and […]

Kombucha HACCP Plan Template Review Presented by: Susan Fink BIO Susan has a bachelors degree in Food Science from the University of Wisconsin, an MBA from Roosevelt University in Chicago and has spent 40 years in the food industry working in various capacities including manufacturing, quality and R&D. In 2011, Susan founded KARMA KOMBUCHA , […]

Miguel Irarrazaval, Dr. Kombú Kombucha, Santiago, Chile   Q: When did you first discover kombucha? It was in 2004, when my elder brother initiated in the Hare Krishna religion, and brought many healthy foods and a healthy life style to our family. He started selling the blessed kombucha in plastic bottles in the streets, in orange […]

Michigan, despite previously stating that kombucha was not covered by its bottle bill laws, has now determined that kombucha is a non-alcoholic, carbonated beverage and is subject to the bottle bill laws. Pursuant to a press release issued by the Michigan Dept. of Treasury, companies have until May 1, 2020, to get in compliance. After […]

Katarina Schwarz, Katboocha, Rochester, NY, USA     Q: When did you first discover kombucha? 2015 via my now fiancee’s family! Q: Why did you start your own kombucha company?  I saw a need for kombucha in Rochester, NY, a town that prides itself on their local food and beverage scene. It started as a small […]