Humans of Waste - Kombucha
We are a little Kombucha obsessed.
What is Kombucha?
Essentially it’s a fermented tea-based beverage that uses a SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast), as a starter culture to produce a probiotic and gut-healing beverage.
It is good for your gut, which in turn is good for your brain.
A good brain equals a good life.
We love Kombucha.
This blog is a dedication to our three favourite Kombucha Brands.
Organic Mechanic - Auckland
Known as the OM boys.
The Organic Mechanic has exploded on the Auckland scene ever since they set up their famous juice and smoothie stand at the La Cigale French Markets.
A year ago they started producing Kombucha. It was the right drink at the right time and the Auckland market exploded.
As a team of dedicated Eco warriors, they are on a mission as a business to take care of Mother Nature, and do all they can to minimise the carbon footprint they leave behind.
They are creating a closed loop Zero Waste system with reusable Globelets as their cups and refill keg stations.
Their next plan is to roll Kombucha Refill Stations (see below) out all over the country, (starting with their OM shack).
Wabi O Kombucha - Christchurch
Wabi O (‘Wah-Bee-Oh’): Abbreviation for Wabi Originals, a liquid transformation venture.
Wabi Originals was born out of a chance meeting between a food pioneer and a tea expert in New Zealand.
After the Christchurch earthquakes, Wabi O's founders emerged from the tea room, ready to bring their Kombucha's to the world.
They have an array of different flavours to hit almost anybodies palate, with their product now found in North America and Christchurch, New Zealand.
Good Buzz Kombucha - Wellington
After one year, the family business - run by dad Alex - took off.
You can now find Good Buzz Kombucha almost anywhere in the country, partenered with various amazing brands, including Globelet.
They are so advanced that they have even brought out a Kombucha that is made with Coffee.