Rosanna Czarnecki, R2 Positive Culture, Lafayette, LA, USA

Q: When did you first discover kombucha?

In 2006 I had read about kombucha and was intrigued. Soon afterwards I was given a scoby by someone.

Q: Why did you start your own kombucha company?

We had a following going back 10 years, 2008. I was fermenting many foods and beverages for myself and was asked to be a vendor at the local farmer’s market. This was never planned. It just happened.

Q: What is your favorite flavor of kombucha? 

There are so many. Jasmine, then Tulsi. Nothing beats a good Puerh Kombucha

Q: What is your former/current other life or career?

With a college business degree I worked in accounting and office jobs many years. After the kids left home and the dog died, I became a professional fiber artist.

A medical accident changed all that. Fermented foods and beverages were a huge part of my recovery to better health.

Q: What is a saying that you live by?

Have Confidence and Be Kind