The first edition of the World Kombucha Awards has taken place. It’s a competition that has been opened to all international kombucha manufacturers and organized by Kombucha Events, S.L.
Up to 12 different taste categories were assessed and judged by a combination of highly
qualified tasting experts, brewmasters and experienced kombucha drinkers. The goal of WKA
seal is to recognize not only the quality and all the good work being carried out in the sector but
also to emphasize on its marketability.
The 9 selected judges participating in this edition, and that all have in common their love for
Kombucha, were the following ones:
- Head judge at WKA Melissa Mak, judge at Kombucha Kup 2022, Assian Brew-off 2016 & 2017, Singapore’s Kombucha Brew-off and Indonesia’s Kombucha Brew-off.
- Head judge at WKA Kendra Sepúlveda, judge at Kombucha Kup 2022 and representing
Kombucha Brewers International (KBI) in the contest.
- Head judge at WKA Antonio Ruíz, BCJP certified judge and Cicerone certified host with lot of experience in beer contests worldwide.
- Gerard Escudé, winemaker, experienced taster and judge in wine contests.
- Santi Ventura, winemaker, tasting teacher and judge in wine contests.
- Yolanda Robles, Healthcare professional with brewing and selling Kombucha experience.
- Modesta Mas, Kombucha micro-brewery owner.
- Alba Jornet, Kombucha homebrewer.
- Virginia Pina, Kombucha consumer with tasting experience in beverages
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Winners of The World Kombucha Awards 2023
Gold – KOMBUCHA VALLESANA NATURAL – ValleSana, México
Silver – ORIGINAL – BB Kombucha, France
Bronze – BEAU”TEA” KOMBUCHA (JYO-SENCHA) – Tsuiboichi Tea Place, Japan
Gold – BRAVA LIMÓN – Brava Kombucha, Spain
Silver – GOLD MOSCATO KOMBUCHA – Fizzicle, Singapore
Bronze – _SHIP KOMBUCHA YUZU – _Ship Kombucha, Japan
Mix of fruits
Gold – SOUL K “BLOODY BOOCH“ – Soul K, Spain
Silver – NARANJA Y ZANAHORIA – Kombucha La Valiente, Spain
Bronze – LYCHEE + CHIA SEEDS – The Green Geek, Thailand
Fruits with herbs and/or flowers
Gold – FLOR DE BUGANVILLA – Isla, Spain
Silver – BOMBOOCH KOMBUCHA – DRAGONFRUIT APPLE – Macau Tea Factory, Macau
Bronze – YUGEN KOMBUCHA STRAWBERRY BASIL – Yugen, Belgium
Fruit with spices
Gold – KOMBUCHA NO.2 – The Green Geek, Thailand
Silver – CARDAMOM, ASIAN PEAR. LEMONGRASS & LIME ZEST – 26 Degree Line, South Korea
Bronze – LOVEN KOMBUCHA, CITRON MENTHE & FIRE! – Brasserie L’Indispensable, France
Herbs, vegetables & spices
Gold – SCOTH BONNET CHILLI – Kompassion Kombucha, Scotland
Silver – MANZANA & PEPINO – Gotic Ferments, Spain
Bronze – YUGEN KOMBUCHA PINEAPPLE CHILI – Gotic Ferments, Spain
Gold – KOMBUCHA DE SAÜC – Kombucha La Valiente, Spain
Silver – LAVENDER/ ELDERFLOWER – Kompassion Kombucha, Scotland
Bronze – NOBLE CRANE – ORGANIC ROBINIA CULTURED TEA – Källsjö Bryggeri, Sweden
Gold – SOUL K “SUPER ROOTS“ – Soul K, Spain
Silver – YUGEN KOMBUCHA GINGER LEMON – Yugen, Belgium
Bronze – GINGER & LEMON – YALA Kombucha, UAE
Gold – CAFÉ DE ORIGEN ETIOPÍA – Kombucha La Valiente, Spain
Silver – COLD BREW KOMBUCHA – AYATANA, Slovenia
Bronze – KOFFBUCHA – The Green Geek, Thailand
Gold – _SHIP KOMBUCHA HOP BREEZE – _Ship Kombucha, Japan
Silver – NOT-BIRRA – Mun Kombucha, Spain
Gold – NOBLE CRANE – ORGANIC SENCHA CULTURED TEA – Källsjö Bryggeri, Sweden
Silver – BOMBOOCH KOMBUCHA – LYCHEE ROSE – Macau Tea Factory, Macau
Bronze – ARENSBAK ROSÉ – ARENSBAK, Denmark
Gold – HARD PASSION FRUIT – Rudy’s Kombucha, Latvia
Silver – CEREZA NEGRA – Honeymoon Brewery, USA
Bronze – TACO TUESDAY – Jiant, USA
Individual Can design
Silver – TOMBUXA – Tombuxa, Spain
Can Range design
Gold – YUGEN – Yugen, Belgium
Silver – NOBLE CRANE – Källsjö Bryggeri, Sweden
Bronze – ARTEMIS & PARADOX – Apollo Fermentation, USA
Individual bottle design
Gold – KISAKI – Tsuiboichi Tea Place, Japan
Silver – ARBUCHA – Arbucha, Armenia
Bronze – K-TEA – KTea Kombucha, UK
Bottle range design
Gold – LOVEN KOMBUCHA – Brasserie L’Indispensable, France
Gold – ISOTONIC – Mun Kombucha, Spain
Silver – SAVG LYF KOMBUCHA – SAVG LYF, Portugal
Bronze – FOLK KOMBUCHA – Folk Kombucha, Denmark
THE WORLD’S BEST
Best Kombucha – SOUL K “BLOODY BOOCH“ – Soul K, Spain
Best Organic Kombucha – SOUL K “BLOODY BOOCH“ – Soul K, Spain
Best Kombucha Rookie Brewery – KOMPASSION KOMBUCHA – Scotland
Best Kombucha Brewer – KOMBUCHA LA VALIENTE – Spain
BA Glass Best Innovation – ISLA – Innovation + Sustainability
Jordi Canet – World Kombucha Awards Director