Mark Penman and Paul Penman, Oecha Kombucha, Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands
Q: When did you first discover Kombucha?
I first discovered kombucha only about a year ago, initially I was interested in fermented food and through research I stumbled on Kombucha. I started making it and was hooked.
Q: Why did you start your own Kombucha company?
I wanted to start a kombucha company basically because nobody else has done it in The Netherlands. I really enjoy the process of making kombucha and get a lot of pleasure out of experimenting with different tea sorts and flavourings. You can buy kombucha in Holland but it’s imported from the UK , France, or Germany. I decided it was time to change that and get some locally brewed booch out there.