Jessica and Chris Ollis, Spring Branch Kombucha, Springfield, MO, USA

Q: When did you first discover kombucha?

About 10 years ago Chris bought a bottle of GT’s Multi-Green at a local health food store on a whim. His initial reaction was not favorable, but it grew on him and eventually became part of his daily routine. Jessica’s process was slower; but since trying our home brew, it’s become a daily habit that still feels like an indulgence!

Q: Why did you start your own kombucha company?

We had been brewing kombucha in our home for about a year, and we couldn’t keep up with the demand from family and friends. Since our town did not have a local commercial kombucha brewery, we saw a need that we might be able to fill. We have a young family, so the risk was scary. But after a year in business and no sign of slowing down, we are grateful we took the leap!

Q: What is your favorite flavor of kombucha? 

Jessica: Elixir Kombucha, Harvest Cider; Chris: GT’s Multi-Green.

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

Chris is a Portfolio Manager for U.S. Bank, with just over 20 years of experience in the field. Jessica was a stay at home mom with a professional background in banking and insurance. Neither of us had experience in the beverage industry, but now we wonder why. This last year is the most fun we’ve ever had!

Q: What is a saying that you live by?

Treat others the way you want to be treated.

 

 

 

 

1 thought on “Meet Our Members – Spring Branch Kombucha (MO)

  1. Hello, my partner and I are producing water kefir and Kombucha for several years. We need help with establishing production technology for it.
    We are placed in Croatia, so if you have any suggestions or recommendations where to be educated with establishing tech. part of production and knowhow in Europe, we would much apreceat it.

    Thank you,
    Igor

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