Kombucha Home Brew or store bought Kombucha? What’s the difference?

In a few simple words, home brewed kombucha just tastes much better than the store bought kombucha.

Why is that and how? First of all, every one of us has a different taste and the kombucha producers especially the large once try to cater to the majority of people which makes it taste more like a fizzy drink rather than real Kombucha. Plus, they also have to care about cost of production, shelf life and the already naturally low level of alcohol in Kombucha. That’s why many producers deviate from the original formulas and often use cheap ingrediencies. By the way that are also the reasons why its not ideal to grow a scoby from a store bought Kombucha.

Secondly, if you brew yourself, you have total control over the ingredients you use and the fermentation time of your brew. Maybe you like it slightly sourer or more sweet. Plus you can flavour your kombucha the way you like it. Which is a fun process to do 😊

Thirdly, you just care more about the brew then an employee that gets payed to brew kombucha and you put more love into the process. Its like with many things, if you do it yourself it just taste better. I guess it’s the Kombucha home brew factor.

Hope this info has encouraged you to start your own brewing adventure.

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Happy brewing