Rafael and Adina Martinez, Mighty Bucha, Atlanta, GA, USA
Q: When did you first discover kombucha?
We first discovered kombucha in 2013 and began making it shortly after.
Q: Why did you start your own kombucha company?
We started Mighty Bucha as a creative outlet from our every day “regular” jobs and as a way for us to engage as a family, grow as individuals, and create relationships in this city that we call home. We knew we had a terrific product, but we wanted to challenge ourselves with just exactly how we could bring it to the market in a unique, locally-driven way. It was a big jump, but we took it…and we are so glad we did! Seeing others enjoy Mighty Bucha as much as we do is the ultimate reward.
Q: What is your favorite flavor of kombucha? (a brand that is not your own)?GT’s Synergy Gingerberry
Q: What is your former/current other life or career?Currently we both work full-time jobs in addition to Mighty Bucha – Rafael is a mechanical engineer by trade and is a project management supervisor with Intelligrated. Adina has her Masters in Public Administration and is a research associate at Georgia Tech. We are also living that toddler life with our two year old!
Q: What is a saying that you live by?Here are two favorites:
“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” (Leonardo da Vinci) and “You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.” (Joyce Meyer)