The first ever WORLD KOMBUCHA AWARDS (WKA) contest will take place in Spain this Fall.

KBI launched the first ever awards for the global kombucha industry in 2022 with the Kombucha Kup.

Now, to further the cause of promoting kombucha worldwide, the first World Kombucha Awards competition is being launched by Jordi Canet, co-founder of Unica Beer, a craft beer brand based in Spain.

Like the Kombucha Kup, WKA is a competition opened to all international kombucha manufacturers and is organized by Kombucha Events, S.L. in collaboration with Kombucha Brewers International (KBI).

The WKA intend to elevate the kombucha category worldwide by recognizing the best kombuchas in a wide rage of categories. These awards are very clear orientated towards the final consumer and different from the Kombucha Kup, consumers with sensory experience have also been selected to be part of the panel of judges, together with qualified tasting experts and professionals from the sector.

Jordi Canet

Registration for the awards program is open now until August 20, 2023.

Judging will take place on the 16th and 17th of September in Caldes de Montbui, Barcelona, Spain. The awards ceremony will take place on the 21st of October. All winners will be invited to attend the gala however, they will not know what they have won until the event.


KBI MEMBERS receive a 10% discount valid till 07/31/2023.
Promotional code: kbi-member23

The WKA’s seal will recognize the quality and good work that is being carried out in the sector and we encourage you to participate!


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Leela Brown

Leela Brown

2 thoughts on “The WORLD KOMBUCHA AWARDS (WKA)

  1. This is excellent news. I have been hoping for a congress and completion for several years. our biz, KB KOMBUCHA, is in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. I am curious how producers from around the world will be able to deliver their products to Spain, ideas??

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