TEPACHE

Fermented Pineapple Magic

We took our decades of experience in fermentation and created a spin on a classic Tepache recipe — utilizing fermented tibicos water to craft a modern effervescent classic!

This light, fermented pineapple drink is a special limited edition release to brighten and infuse these winter months with the vibrant and sunny taste of summer.

LIMITED EDITION

Tepache

Pineapple Mango
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keg 5 Gallons/Keg 12-12oz. Cans

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  • Organic

  • Raw & Unpasteurized

  • Non-GMO

  • Gluten-free

  • Vegan

A Brief History of Tepache

Tepache's origins can be traced to the indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica, including the Aztecs and Mayans. Pineapples, native to the tropical regions of the Americas, were a significant part of their diet at the time!

Tepache's origins can be traced to the indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica, including the Aztecs and Mayans. Pineapples, native to the tropical regions of the Americas, were a significant part of their diet at the time! Indigenous communities would use the outer peel or rind of pineapples, which is typically discarded, to make tepache. They fermented it naturally, harnessing wild yeast and bacteria from the environment.

When the Spanish conquistadors arrived in the Americas in the 16th century, they encountered and adopted many indigenous food and drink traditions. Tepache (and pineapples in general) was one such beverage that was incorporated into the Spanish colonial culture.

Over time, the preparation of tepache evolved. In addition to pineapple rinds, various recipes started including ingredients like cinnamon, cloves, and other spices, depending on regional preferences. The fruit used in the fermentation process also began to evolve and become more diverse. Some regions began using corn or tibicos as the fermentation base, instead of pineapple rinds.

In recent years, tepache has gained attention beyond Mexico's borders, and some beverage companies have started commercial production of bottled tepache for wider distribution — including us! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Tepache is a traditional Mexican fermented beverage with a history dating back to pre-Columbian times. We took our decades of experience in fermentation and created a spin on a classic Tepache recipe — utilizing fermented tibicos water to craft a modern effervescent classic. Tepache is a delightful and refreshing fermented beverage that’s sure to delight your taste buds.

Pineapple is the star of the show when it comes to Tepache. Pineapple is not just a tropical superfood — it’s a symbol of warm welcomes, celebrations, and good luck.

Sweet and tangy, with a hint of fermentation magic, Tepache is a delightful departure from ordinary beverages. Tepache is fruity and tropical, laden with the essence of pineapple! Taste it for yourself, and let us know :)

Tepache and kombucha are similar in that they are both fermented beverages. However, kombucha uses a SCOBY and Tepache uses tibicos, or traditionally, pineapple rinds to ferment. As the days pass, the sugars interact with the wild yeast transforming both into fizzy beverages. As a result of the fermentation, both kombucha and Tepache are brimming with live and active cultures and digestive enzymes.

Like all Buchi products, Tepache is vegan and gluten free!

Our Tepache proudly uses organic, regenerative, Fair Trade Certified sugar.

Tepache is available online and at local retailers! Head on over to our store locator and see what options we have for you.

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