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 […]

Legend of Kombucha & Origin of World Kombucha Day 221 BC “The most famous legend of Kombucha’s origin dates it to the Qin dynasty (221-206 BCE) during which time … it was referred to as the “Tea of Immortality.” The emperor Qin Shi Huang (秦始皇) is said to have sought to lengthen his life by […]

We are always searching for ways to create additional value for all of our members. To that end, we are spearheading a new opportunity for providing education and hands-on training at KombuchaKon ’20.  Our theme this year is “Leveling Up” and one of the areas our members have mentioned as a knowledge gap is in hands […]

By Dave Ransom of McDermott, Will & Emery Late in December, right before the holidays, the U.S. Congress did what it often does: At the literal 11th hour, Congress passed legislation that will fund the operations of the federal government through September 30, 2020. Had Congress failed to pass these appropriations bills (or had President […]

Teatulia Bangladesh Trip By Barbara Wildhaber, BWild Kombucha Our trip to Bangladesh to visit the Teatulia tea garden was truly amazing!     This trip allowed us to witness firsthand the amount of care and detail that goes into the whole process of making their teas. From visiting their nursery where they grow starts from […]

  Jo Kempton, Happy Belly Ferments, New Zealand  Q: When did you first discover kombucha? 7 years ago I was introduced to kombucha and water kefir by a specialist who was helping my special needs son with his health. Probiotics were recommended as important to improve his gut health and in turn his behaviour, physical […]

Distribution Guide for Commercial Kombucha Presented By: Danny Metcalf, Brew Dr. Kombucha Danny Metcalf is the Director of Business Operations at Brew Dr Kombucha. His primary focus is scaling the fast growing organization in line with the company’s sustainability initiatives. He was responsible for orchestrating B Corp certification at Brew Dr and continues to oversee […]

Michelle Leclair, Wolseley Kombucha, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada  Q: When did you first discover kombucha? I first discovered kombucha while I was in Hawaii attending Wanderlust Yoga Festival back in 2015. I suffered from a lot of digestive issues, and kombucha made me feel so good that I was determined to learn to brew for myself. […]