Andrew Zimmern visited Kombucha Brooklyn to get to know SCOBYs a little better - by eating them.
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"This kit from Kombucha Brooklyn contains everything you need to create your own endlessly giving bacterial “mother,” and it pays for itself in about two brews."
"The Deal: Kombucha Brooklyn's Basic Home Brew Kit ($45; kombuchabrooklyn.com) lets you convert the trendy, fizzy, fermented tea packed with digestion-aiding probiotics."
"Meet the Makers."
"Eric Childs, whose company KBBK Kombucha Brooklyn produces the tea in a variety of flavors, says he delivers kegs to nearly 30 restaurants, bars and cafes across the city."
"On the day a reporter visited, employees of Kombucha Brooklyn were packaging kits for the homebrewed tea as the owner’s 9-month-old son toddled among the boxes, his mother helping him along. The small-business owners envision a factory where they can collaborate on new products, pool resources to lower distribution costs and share equipment."
"Eric Childs of Kombucha Brooklyn, says he got a major boost from the contest. “It’s definitely helped our growth,” says Childs, who’ll serve as a judge this year.“They took our young brand and turned it into something a lot more mature.”"
“The heart of Brooklyn is in every single bottle,” he says passionately. “I think I did the most Brooklyn thing — to figure out how to make a product and make it happen.”
"This 24-year-old entrepreneur is taking a shot at reviving an ancient healing drink in the heart of Brooklyn."
"We invited Rick Miller from Kombucha Brooklyn to our offices to mix up a batch and explain how you get from tea to bubbly beverage. Making your own kombucha allows you to customize the taste, and it's more economical. (Bottled kombucha runs from $2 to $5 a bottle.)"
"At Greenpoint's best growler-filling station, you can detox from beer with a tap-poured pint of Kombucha Brooklyn's naturally fizzy, fermented tea, a restorative tonic packed with live cultures."