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 […]

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 […]