Subhi Alsayed, Kulture Rebellion, Canada Q: When did you first discover kombucha? A: In 2018 when I had gut health issues and couldn’t consume grains or drink beer. I used kombucha as a base to make my first grain free pale ale. Q: Why did you start your own kombucha company? A: I wanted to […]

Funds for the Hawaii Community Foundation Aloha KBI Brewery Member, As you are most likely aware, the island of Maui is suffering right now after devastating wildfires tore through our communities leaving a trail of lives lost, homes and businesses lost and many of our friends and neighbors without jobs to support their families. We […]

By Samuel Mortensen, Postdoctoral Researcher TEASAGC Food Research Center Cork, Ireland Introduction Water kefir, a delightful fermented beverage made with water kefir grains also known as tibicos, has been gaining popularity among health-conscious consumers. Its complex microbial community, consisting of primarily yeast, lactic acid bacteria, and acetic acid bacteria, plays a crucial role in determining the […]

Kombucha Code of Practice Evolves with the Industry Kombucha Brewers International (“KBI”), the authoritative organization representing the interests of the global Kombucha industry, has unveiled the latest edition of its Kombucha Code of Practice. This revised, comprehensive guide, now at version 3.0, incorporates crucial updates to support continued excellence, compliance, and transparency in commercial kombucha […]

  In this video, Hannah Ruhamah, the President of Kombucha Brewers International, interviews Samta from RTB Ferments, a company based in northern India that specializes in Kombucha and other fermented products. Samta shares her journey of becoming a nutritionist and starting the company to address gut health issues in India. She also talks about traditional […]

Steven and Cody, Mooch, Pasadena, CA Q: When did you first discover kombucha? A: Around 6 years ago a friend shared their hangover remedy with me which involved emergen-C, cold brew and kombucha. I tried it, and loved it enough to start drinking it when I wasn’t hungover. Q: Why did you start your own […]

The first ever WORLD KOMBUCHA AWARDS (WKA) contest will take place in Spain this Fall. KBI launched the first ever awards for the global kombucha industry in 2022 with the Kombucha Kup. Now, to further the cause of promoting kombucha worldwide, the first World Kombucha Awards competition is being launched by Jordi Canet, co-founder of […]

A recent Linkedin post by Komvida–Spain’s kombucha market leader–drew attention to the explosive growth in sales across the country. “In the last two years the kombucha sector in Spain has experienced a growth of more than 580% in terms of sales. Invoicing 3.1 million euros in 2020 has gone to 21.1 million euros in 2022, […]

Mher Badalyan, Arbucha, Yerevan, Armenia Q: When did you first discover kombucha? A: In 2019 I first ordered a SCOBY from US and tried my first homemade kombucha. Q: Why did you start your own kombucha company? A: To promote healthy and natural functional beverages in Armenia and make authentic Armenian kombucha. Q: What is […]

Juan Felipe Gallego Correa, Mils, Antioquia, Colombia Q: When did you first discover kombucha? A: We discovered Kombucha about three years ago in a conversation with a local buyer from PriceSmart, and we developed the whole concept and beverage starting from a tiny SCOBY that we fermented for about a year. Q: Why did you […]