Category: Profiles

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Profile: Aqua ViTea, Middlebury, Vermont

Aqua ViTea (rhymes with Mighty) Kombucha was founded in 2007 by Jeff Weaber who had relocated from Oregon where he’d first brewed kombucha at home in 2002 at the dawn of the commercial kombucha age. He bootstrapped the business from...

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Profile: Mortal Kombucha, Boulder, Colorado

Becca Schepps was an athlete who was diagnosed as a Type 1 Diabetic while in her twenties. This, together with an obsession with the video game Mortal Kombat, led her to choose the brand name Mortal Kombucha and the tongue-in-cheek...

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Profile: Nunc Living Jun, Buckingham, UK

I met Andrew Mills online at the recent virtual Kombucha Summit. He held an impromptu Zoom tour of his facility, showcasing his compact production area in a barn on his property in Buckinghamshire, England. He built it for just £12,000...

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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...