Category: Podcasts

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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...

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Update: Nunc Living Jun, Buckingham, UK

We first reported on Andrew Mills — the founder of NUNC Living Jun-Kombucha — in December 2020. At that time the company, started with a paltry £12,000, was only two years old. I took advantage of a trip back to...

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RIP: Urban Farm Fermentory, Portland, Maine

Statistics show that 50% of small businesses fail within five years. In October, we looked at general numbers for the kombucha industry. This is the story behind one person’s decision to move on. Eli Cayer founded Urban Farm Fermentory in...

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KBI Update with Kendra Sepulveda

Kendra stepped up to lead KBI in January after Hannah Crum moved on. She recently spoke with Booch News about the latest developments at Kombucha Brewers International. Listen to the podcast to hear the latest. Highlights include: Seal Program The...

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RIP: Komadre Kombucha, Tacoma, Washington

Statistics show that 50% of small businesses fail within five years. In October, we looked at general numbers for the kombucha industry. This is the story behind one person’s decision to move on. Julie Davidson opened Komadre Kombucha in Tacoma,...

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RIP: Moss Beach Kombucha, Northern California

Statistics show that 50% of small businesses fail within five years. In October, we looked at general numbers for the kombucha industry. This is the story behind one person’s decision to move on. Moss Beach Kombucha was profiled on Booch...

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Profile: Bebida Vida, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

I enjoyed finding Bebida Viva Kombucha on the shelves of the large La Comer supermarket when visiting Puerto Vallarta on vacation. So, it’s appropriate that I conclude this series of profiles of Mexican brands by interviewing Marcelo Hinojosa, the founder...