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We’re Doing It!

Sorry for all the delays, but things are starting to move around here! This is a formidable wait list starting so hurry up and get on it if you want some of our delicious kombucha before the New Year!
There are also going to be some pretty big changes around here you’ll begin to notice and we’ll be sure to keep everyone updated on our progress.

Thanks a lot for everyone’s interest and keep on fermenting!


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So, yeah, we heard, it’s bad. Here ( is a New York Times bit on the government take over of the kombucha industry. Ridiculus hype and BS politics is what this is. Mouth wash, vanilla extract and many other things that have much higher alcohol contents aren’t regulated like beer or wine. Ultimately, It should be up to the brewers putting their bottles on the shelf to make sure that their kombucha tea isn’t getting people drunk (although I have seen no documented case of this happening).
Many fermented foods and beverages have trace amounts of naturally occurring alcohol. When drinking or eating anything fermented or otherwise you should trust your body and taste. If it tastes like/feels like/is alcoholic, don’t drink it. A good way to avoid this whole mess is to make your own at home and test it with a devise like a vinometer or a hydrometer when you’re ready to drink it. I will be testing our kombucha tea for alcohol content from now on and our starter kits are still available and they don’t have any alcohol in them.
This is all hype and I hope that this won’t talk people out of drinking safe non-boozy kombucha.
Our kombucha wine is another story…


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Busy Busy Busy

I want to start with an apology to anyone who has tried to contact us in the last week, there is a LOT going on with the us right now.
The San Francisco Bay Area Kombucha Kollective is in the process of moving our whole operation to a new space. If anyone has any useful info on kitchen spaces that would be much appreciated. We are still in business during this move, it’s just going to be a little slower than usual and based out of San Francisco.
Again, we still have starter kits for sale and the bay area’s best kombucha tea, it’s just might take a few days to get it to you and we deeply apologize for the inconvenience.
In other news, we’ve got a new batch of green tea based organic kombucha ready right now, so reserve yours before it’s all gone!

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New Happenings!

It has been a busy week or so here in Oakland! We made a new batch of our kombucha wine, three new batches of black and green kombucha, and got booked for the OptumHealth’s Employee Wellness Fair this Thursday.
You might have noticed some pricing changes. We’re adding up everything from the switch to organic/fair trade and the increase in our prices is unfortunately totally necessary. Our teas remain the same but our new memberships are a bit more and our starter kits are going to go up when we have them again. Again, I apologize and of course we work on a sliding scale donation basis, so if you really can’t afford it but would like something ask us.
Thanks a lot folks!

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Starter Kits Out of Stock

Sorry folks, due to the heavy demand for our starter kits we are currently out of stock.  What we can do in the mean time is a 32oz mason jar with SCoBY, topped off with our famous black or green tea based finished kombucha for 10 dollars.  Unfortunately this is all we have for now.

We will let everyone know when we have the starter kits again.  To place a hold on one email us at

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Featured on The!

SF Digestive Health Examiner just did a great article on kombucha featuring us!  Check it out and please comment!


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Chris, Me and the Colony.

Chris came out to Oakland to take some pictures for an upcoming plug we’re getting soon.  This is a chunk of our Oakland brewery.  This is the LEAST corny picture of all the corny pictures we took.

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