Nourish Your Gut Garden
A Healthy Gut Can Lead to
Your Gut is a Microbial Wonderland
39,000,000,000 microorganisms live in and on our body, and account for up to 3% of our body mass. They're such a large part of you – get to know them better!
Deep within your intestines, your microbiome is working to defend you against pathogens and absorb the vitamins and amino acids that you consume.
39,000,000,000 microorganisms—also called microbes and mostly consisting of bacteria—live in and on our body, and account for up to 3% of our body mass.
How you brew, matters. We're one of the only fermented beverage brands to follow the ancient method of open-air fermentation. Our drinks are raw, unpasteurized and full of live & active cultures.
Buchi is 100% raw & unpasteurized. The real benefits of drinking fermented, living drinks can only be found in the raw, unpasteurized variety—meaning the good bacteria remains alive and thriving, maintaining its probiotic goodness.
Following in the footsteps of our ancestors we ferment our drinks using a traditional method of open-air (lambic) fermentation. This method allows all the beneficial wild yeast and bacteria to make their way into our living drinks, creating more diverse, healthier microbes that are better for you and your gut!
There are some brands that only have one yeast and bacteria, but ours is a true symbiotic colony (a robust, diverse, ecosystem) of bacteria and yeast which leads to stronger and healthier microbes. This is why we still ferment our drinks traditionally through open-air fermentation.
It's our belief that one of the amazing things about kombucha is that it's a living, co-evolving symbiotic community which adapts and responds to the environment in which it's produced.
There is a lot going on in our gut—an entire ecosystem of microorganisms, sharing food and energy! Keeping the gut bacteria in balance is vital to overall health and wellbeing, and it starts with diet.
Frequently Asked Questions
Kombucha is an ancient beverage that is made by fermenting tea. It's an unpasteurized fermented food similar to yogurt or kimchi, and has been cultured by communities as a folk tradition for thousands of years. Kombucha is full of raw nutrients, and beneficial bacteria, including probiotics, that support overall wellbeing.
Kefir Soda is our non-dairy fermented probiotic drink brewed with heritage tibicos cultures - aka Kefir cultures, Kefir grains, african bees, or sea rice (different names – same meaning!). Water Kefir, originating centuries ago, can be traced back to the Opuntia Cactus plant found in Mexico. Inspired by those before us, we created Kefir Soda, with refreshing, modern flavors that infuse fresh fruit with medicinal herbs.
Kombucha is made by adding a culture (SCOBY – a Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast) to sweetened brewed tea and allowing it to ferment. Buchi follows the natural, traditional process of open-air fermentation.
The organic teas we use in our Kombucha do have caffeine, but almost all of it is consumed during fermentation. A bottle of Buchi Kombucha has about the same amount of caffeine as a white tea or decaffeinated Starbucks coffee. While most people deem this a negligible amount, if you have a caffeine sensitivity you might want to start slow with Kombucha and see how your body responds.
Nope! Buchi consistently tests under the .5% ABV set by regulatory agencies for what constitutes an alcoholic beverage. We test each batch throughout fermentation and are in compliance with existing laws.
Yes! Since Buchi is raw & unpasteurized, you can even use a bottle to grow your own SCOBY. Learn how to do it at our homebrew page.