Category: Profiles

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Profile: Baba’s Brew, Phoenixville, PA

Olga Sorzano was introduced to kombucha in Siberia by her grandmother, Baba, who kept a jar of continuous brew fermenting on top of her refrigerator year-round. “I would visit her and use any excuse to have a chance to taste...

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Profile: Artizen Kombucha, Perth, Ontario, Canada

Artizen Kombucha was co-founded by Russian immigrant Daria (Dasha) Konstantinovna Smolentseva and her husband Sebastien Armand. It’s a thriving small-batch kombucha company rooted in the Ontario landscape, its community, and seasonal local ingredients. Their typical customers are young families interested...

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Profile: Cotswold Kombucha, Cheltenham, England

Stephen Lee first tasted kombucha in his hometown of Fremont, California, in 2008. After meeting his English fiancee, he settled in the English spa town of Cheltenham, the gateway to the Cotswolds. He’d been brewing kombucha at home for the...

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Daina Trout’s Health-Ade journey

The August 20, 2020 Business Insider (subscription required) profiles Health-Ade co-founder Daina Trout. With a headline that many who’ve bootstrapped a small business can relate to Daina Trout was living on $7 a day — now, her drinks brand brings...

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Profile: Booch & Brew, Altrincham, England

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,...

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Profile: YAYA Kombucha, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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. One year and many tastings...

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Profile: Kombuco Fizz, Munich, Germany

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 Andreas were looking for...