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August 20, 2022 14 min

This is the second 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, and their story has lessons for us all.

Tracy Desmond fell in love with kombucha after visiting the long-established Maui Kombucha Taproom while on vacation in Hawaii. She brews her kombucha in ...

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On a recent visit to Lisbon I was able to visit AMO Kombucha and OH-K! Kombucha. However, I ran out of time to meet with other brands. So, on my return to California, I made contact with Camila from Rooted Kombucha and we spoke on the phone about her business.

Wellness Coach

Camila Balbi was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and started brewing kombucha in her kitchen in Cascais, Portugal four years ago. It was while working...

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This is the second report from Lisbon, where I spent Friday, June 24, visiting OH-K! Kombucha in the morning and AMO Kombucha in the afternoon. I want to thank everyone who hosted me with typical Portuguese grace and openness.

Artisanal Kombucha

Paula and Rapha emigrated from Brazil and founded an artisanal kombucha company in Lisbon. They rent a large warehouse in the Marvila district, with plenty of room for expansion. It’...

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Following a visit to Aquela Kombucha in Porto, my journey along the west coast of Portugal in my brother-in-law’s sailboat reached the port of Cascais, which is a short train ride from the capital Lisbon. Despite the short notice (there being no way to plan arrival times when sailing), I made appointments to see two kombucha companies. My day started at 10:00 am meeting OH-K! Kombucha and ended after 6:00 pm at AMO Kombucha. I want...

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Kombucha exists as a vehicle for positive change and it is for this purpose that I share it, so that it catalyzes the discovery of new, healthier and more sustainable paths.

Maria Lima, Founder & Owner

Aquela Kombucha is located in the Bonfim neighborhood of Porto, close enough to the center to attract tourists, but equally a place where residents stop by.

On a recent visit to this beautiful city, I met founder and owner M...

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Fermenting & Co is a new kombucha company in Les Sables-d’Olonne in the department of Vendée. It was founded by two cousins, Florian Chupeau and Alexia Arrivé after they visited the United States and Australia. Florian discovered kombucha during his various trips to Hawaii and California, “he immediately adopted it,” explains his cousin.

For her part, Alexia had already been preparing kombucha at home for several years w...

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This is the first of a new 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, and their story has lessons for us all.

Eric Kelchlin started Boochy Call Kombucha eight short months ago. Despite being a new kid on the block, his Full Monty blend of cold-pressed beets...

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KKON22 was held March 30 – April 1 at the Westin Hotel, Long Beach, California. Over 200 attendees and exhibitors enjoyed hands-on workshops, presentations, and exceptional networking.

We asked the exhibitors to share their impressions of the event. Listen to the podcast to hear from:

  • Abe Beverage Equipment
  • Amoretti Infusions
  • Anton Paar
  • Ardagh Group Glass
  • BrewLogix
  • CFO Share
  • Crowler Nation
  • Dolium One-Way Kegs
  • Gamer Packaging
  • ...
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    KKON22 was held March 30 – April 1 at the Westin Hotel, Long Beach, California. Over 200 attendees and exhibitors enjoyed hands-on workshops, presentations, and exceptional networking.

    We took the opportunity to ask a random selection of attendees to share their impressions of the event. Listen to the podcast to hear from:

  • Of The Earth, India
  • Fizzicle, Singapore
  • Rocky Mountain Cultures / High Country Kombucha, Colorado
  • Case de l...
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    A recent visit to the KC Kombucha taproom in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento was an opportunity to meet owner Courtney Edwards and record a rare in-person podcast.

    Small is Beautiful

    The taproom and brewery operate out of a tiny, 500 square-foot store on the buzzy Broadway thoroughfare. Founded in 2017 with sales at Farmer’s Markets, the taproom opened in 2019 a few short weeks before COVID forced them to close f...

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