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KBI Introduces Code of Practice
July 17, 2020

A Code of Practice for the kombucha industry We interviewed Hannah Crum, the president of Kombucha Brewers International (KBI), the trade association committed to promoting and protecting commercial kombucha brewers around the world.

Profile: Laid Bear Kombucha, Leek, Staffordshire, England
July 10, 2020

Home town kombucha #4 This is the fourth in a series of posts featuring kombucha companies based in North West England. So far I’ve posted an interview with Emma of Booch & Brew in Altrincham, Mark Young of Brew Loka...

Profile: Booch & Brew, Altrincham, England
June 25, 2020

Home town kombucha #3 This is third in a series of posts featuring kombucha companies based in North-West England. I’m surveying the kombucha scene in the part of England where I grew up, before I left for college, and, eventually,...

Profile: YAYA Kombucha, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
May 30, 2020

Like most brewers, Tom and Charlotte began brewing kombucha in their home in Amsterdam. In 2015 they started brewing commercially, and the spare bedroom became a bonafide home brewery where the flavor development and research began.

Profile: Moody Culture Kombucha, State College, Pennsylvania
May 08, 2020

In February 2016, John Schaffer visited the San Francisco Bay Area from Pennsylvania to watch the Broncos beat the Panthers in Superbowl 50. After the game, he took a side trip to the Napa Valley and tasted kombucha for the...

Profile: Kombuco Fizz, Munich, Germany
April 28, 2020

Note: This interview happened in January, before the COVID-19 crisis. Kombuco Fizz is doing well despite the situation. Their online sales include a 20% ‘Kombuco-versus-Corona’ discount to customers. Founding Kombuco Fizz Three years ago Sophia and And...

Highlights: GT Dave Instagram Live conversation
April 06, 2020

On Sunday April 5 Adam Vanni, co-founder of Jarr Kombucha, hosted an Instagram Live conversation with the legendary GT Dave, founder of GTs Living Foods. The 40-minute conversation was available for a brief time on the Jarr Kombucha Instagram page....

Profile: Max Ozhegov, Kombucha Club, Moscow
April 05, 2020

Long before American hippies (and GT Dave) discovered it, kombucha was a staple in Russia. Tea Mushroom There was a time, back in the USSR, when most households brewed a concoction known in Russian as a chayniy grib, or “tea...

Interview: Adam Vanni, Jarr Kombucha
March 31, 2020

In this interview, Jarr Kombucha co-founder Adam Vanni updates us on the relocation of his brewery from East London in the UK to the Belgian city of Oudenaarde and the 350-year-old Liefmans Brewery. Following the 2018 acquisition by Belgium family-owne...

Interview: Dr. Simone Bellassai, CDR FoodLab, Florence, Italy
March 11, 2020

Brewing commercial quantities of kombucha is a challenge. To produce ‘booch with consistent taste, that meets customers’ expectations and passes inspection, a number of parameters need to be carefully measured and controlled.