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Profile: Café Bärbucha, Berlin, Germany

This is the second in the series of Profiles of Berlin-based kombucha brewers, which I scheduled around the weekend Kombucha Summit. Meeting a frequent contributor to Booch News and a legend in the worldwide kombucha industry was indeed one of...

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Profile: The KulchaBox Store, Berlin, Germany

I scheduled a full week in Berlin, where I reported on the Kombucha Summit over the weekend. That gave me plenty of time to connect with local brewers. This is the first of a series of Profiles from the trip....

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Kombucha Summit Berlin: By the numbers

Over 150 attendees from 39 countries attended the Kombucha Summit (KS22) in Berlin last weekend. The program listed 96 brands that registered and had been asked to state the volume of kombucha they brew per month. Survey participation An anonymous...

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Kombucha Summit Berlin: Anticipation

The Kombucha Summit 2022 (#KS22) kicks off on Saturday morning. On Friday evening I caught up with a few of the attendees staying in the Aletto Hotel across the road from the Kühlhaus venue. They’d come from the Netherlands, Latvia,...

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Kombucha Summit, Berlin: Schedule

The schedule for the Kombucha Summit, being held over the weekend of November 12-13 in Berlin, Germany, has been published. €179.00 tickets are available at the Summit website. I’ll be giving a brief update based on the numbers in the...

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Book Review: The Republic of Tea

Billed as a “vivid and intimate look into the minds of three entrepreneurs,” The Republic of Tea was published in 1992–before GT Dave even brewed his first batch of kombucha! It covers the gamut from ideation to writing a business...

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Cans vs. Bottles: The Environmental Impact

Wine connoisseur Janis Robinson makes the case for cans as an environmentally friendly alternative to glass bottles in the Weekend edition of the Financial Times, noting that “Canned wine seems to be moving rapidly from convenient novelty to a category...

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Starting Out: JZT Ferments, Prague, Czech Republic

This is the third in the series of Booch News posts telling the stories behind new commercial kombucha brands. The inspiration for ‘Starting Out’ was NPR’s ‘How I Built This‘. Every kombucha company launched their brand in a unique way,...