Banjo Brews

Heather McAlpine and Sandie Judge, Banjo Brews, Seddon, New Zealand


Q: When did you first discover Kombucha?

I (Heather) worked in Minnesota in the ’80s and tried it way back then.

Q: Why did you start your own Kombucha company?

I owned a café in our local town and hated buying in lots of sugary (or fake sugar…low sugar stuff)… had a  distant memory of kombucha and the rest is history. Café sold and lovely friend Sandie and I were into it. She’s the master brewer.

Q: What is your favorite flavor of kombucha? (a brand that is not your own)?  

Wow favourite flavour..hmmm well we’ve just tried Dr Brew’s white rose… delicious!

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

Café owner for me, and strawberry grower and rafting company co-owner for Sandie.

Q: What is a saying that you live by?

Kindness and compassion are a daily goal.