Category: Commercial Brewing

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Creative Financing for Kombucha Companies

It costs money to start a business. Funding your business is one of the first — and most important — financial choices most business owners make. Every business has different needs, and no financial solution is one size fits all....

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Tell Congress you support the KOMBUCHA Act!

Kombucha Brewers International (KBI) are calling for legislation to stabilize the kombucha industry and protect brewers. The KOMBUCHA Act (Keeping Our Manufacturers from Being Unfairly taxed while Championing Health Act), raising the level at which kombucha brewers will be subject...

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Book Review: High-Hanging Fruit, by Mark Rampolla

High-Hanging Fruit will inspire anyone for whom grabbing the low-hanging fruit is not an option. Zico Coconut Water founder Mark Rampolla argues that you can build a great business when you choose to reach higher. Launching a new category Mark...

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SYMBIOSIS Magazine – Winter 2020

The Winter 2020 edition SYMBIOSIS magazine is out now. This is the official Journal of Kombucha Brewers International, a trade publication for the kombucha industry. The first edition of this quarterly publication came out in June and the second edition...

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10 Ways to Boost Your Social Media

Our recent postings on kombucha brands’ presence on social media list the top 20 Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. It’s obvious that many of the larger brands have full-time social media managers in their marketing departments to boost their social...

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Kombucha Summit Online Community

I was impressed by the Virtual Kombucha Summit held online November 16-22, 2020. The organizers have now formed an online community which gives year-round access to the presentations and discussions from VKS20 (including my talk on global kombucha trends). The...

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Environmental impact of beverage containers

Oenophile Jancis Robinson writes in the Weekend Financial Times (subscription required) about the environmental impact of beverage containers. While acknowledging that glass bottles are the material of choice for fine wines, she wonders if plastic, cans, or keg alternatives could...

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2020 Social Media Stats: Twitter

Twitter remains a distant third in popularity among brands in the kombucha industry, behind Instagram and Facebook. Almost all brands promote themselves on Instagram, and over three-quarters on Facebook. But only 17% of the brands in our Worldwide Directory have...