People Often Ask Us
What is Kombucha?
A fermented tea drink with a long history. Traditionally kombucha is made by mixing a sweet tea with bacteria and yeast and allowing it to ferment for about a week or two to produce a delicious tangy-sweet beverage. Learn more about our kombucha here.
What is a SCOBY (aka the floaty bits)
SCOBY is an acronym for Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast. SCOBYs are formed during the kombucha fermentation process and contain healthy bacteria and yeast which helps make this whole kombucha thing work. Occasionally you may see bits of scoby in our cans or bottles, this is a sign of an unpasteurized, living product and is completely harmless.
Is there caffeine in our Kombucha?
Yes, but not much. We brew our kombucha using green and black teas, after fermentation we end up having about as much caffeine as decaf coffee
Where can I find your kombucha?
Check out the Find Us page!
I heard you were a worker-owned cooperative, what is that?
That’s right, Katalyst Kombucha is an Artisan Beverage Cooperative brand. Most people associate co-ops with the natural food stores that sprang out of the 60’s and 70’s but it’s actually a concept that has been around for a long time. You can learn more about worker-owned cooperatives here.