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KOMBU: Home Brewing Appliance

Michael Churchill and his wife Natalia Amijo are industrial designers living in the San Francisco Bay Area. They have employed their design chops to create KOMBU — a sleek, if pricey, appliance for home brewing kombucha. Their “Fermenstation” features a...

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Profile: Urban Mama 505, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Julie Morrell and Ted Archuleta founded Urban Mama 505 in Albuquerque, New Mexico in June 2021. This was after a dozen years brewing kombucha at home that helped Julie resolve health issues including a brain tumor, autoimmune disorder, and fibromyalgia....

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Profile: Curious Kombucha, Thorncombe, Dorset, UK

Emma Davies founded award-winning Curious Kombucha five years ago. She is based in Thorncombe, Dorset, in the south-west of England. Emma began her brewing career 20 years ago, producing beer in local microbreweries, where she developed a deep understanding of...

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Aussie Crowdsourcing Campaigns

Three years ago we reported on creative financing options for kombucha companies, listing examples of brands in the UK, Canada, the States, and Australia that raised funds from government grants, kickstarter campaigns, incubator space, and crowdsourcing. Australian crowdsourcing It seems...

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Vegan Leather from Kombucha SCOBYs

In the Fall 2021 edition of SYMBIOSIS Magazine, we profiled Sacha Laurin’s award-winning designs fashioned from SCOBY fabrics. She had taken early experiments in fabrics based on SCOBY (pellicle) processing to an international audience when, in 2015, she premiered her...