In kombucha, the story of the 2010s has been about the category’s rise from a niche beverage to a mainstream product. Having achieved that milestone, the question facing the industry at the precipice of a new decade is how to ensure that growth continues.
Since we last saw Better Booch back in early 2018, the California-based company has been busy with a host of improvements, including a package redesign, new flavors and a new round of funding. Today, we’re taking a look at the revised and expanded line, which is a step up from its previous efforts.
For this review, we’re taking a look at three of the four flavors, including Ginger, Berry, and Peach (Green was not yet available). The products are USDA Organic and packaged in a 15.2 oz. glass bottle. Plus, these being products from Suja, they contain cold-pressed juice that ranges from 3 percent to 8 percent in terms of volume.
The capital infusion will be used to grow Revive's brewery operations, scale its staff, and expand its national distribution footprint, which will include integration into Peet's company-owned cold-chain Direct-Store-Delivery (DSD) network, Coldcraft.
Having been acquired by PepsiCo in late 2016, Kevita is continuing to forge ahead with new line extensions. Their latest products are these two additions to their USDA Organic certified Master Brew Kombucha lineup: Roots Beer and Blueberry Basil.
Buffalo, New York is well known for its sports teams, lakes, and chicken wings. Now a new kombucha company is looking to add fermented tea to that storied list and spread the “Buffalove” across New York state and along the East Coast.
Mother Kombucha is a line of small batch “living teas” that are produced in Florida and are available in both keg and bottled format. For the purposes of this review, we’re taking a look at their five flavor RTD lineup, which includes four kombucha varieties and a fifth variety that’s a switchel.
In July, the Vermont-based kombucha brewery debuted Aqua Vodka, an organic vodka made from a distillate created in the kombucha production process, as well as a new self-service draft program that allows users to flavor kombucha with an assortment of cold-pressed juices from Ripe Craft Juice.
In a presentation at BevNET Live Summer 2017, Humm Kombucha CEO Jaime Danek explained that the brand's approachable taste profile, mainstream flavors, and label design were -- and remain -- keys to its success in conventional retailers.
During an interview at BevNET Live Summer 2017 in New York, KeVita founder and former CEO Bill Moses spoke at length about his experiences starting, growing and selling the company in his first interview since it was acquired by PepsiCo for around $230 million last November.
Humm’s seasonal offering for Summer 2017 is this product, a 14 percent juice-based kombucha that blends their kombucha with grapefruit juice (along with apple, pear, grape, and orange) and hops to create something that’s quite enjoyable.
From the name to the packaging to its presence at some of the city’s popular coffee chains and even on the Washington State Ferry, everything about Sound Kombucha is tied back to its roots in the local community.
Sports drink brand Roar Beverages announced a partnership with incubator L.A. Libations; Blossom Water picked up new placement in 750 grocery stores; Big Easy Bucha lands new distribution at Publix; Icelandic Glacial signs deal for distribution in China.
Bevi raises $16.5M in Series B funding round; NFL wide receiver under house arrest claims kombucha caused him to fail court-ordered breathalyzer tests; Land O'Lakes seeks to restore dairy growth with startup accelerator; Popular Science explores food waste; ACON Investments acquires Borden Dairy