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Virtual Kombucha Summit 2020
November 16 - 22, 2020

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About Virtual Kombucha Summit

From conversations with hundreds of Kombucha producers, we know how challenging it can be to build a sustainable Kombucha brand and business. Kombucha Summit is here to provide a knowledge exchange and networking platform for Kombucha producers from around the world and help them succeed.

After the tremendous success of the first edition in 2019 with 263 attendees from 30+ countries, we will host a Virtual Kombucha Summit this year due to COVID-19. This will be a 7-day online conference with a lot of experts talks & discussions, workshops, peer-to-peer networking and general knowledge exchange. We hope to see you online!

What to Expect

What you can expect from participating at the Virtual Kombucha Summit.

Network With Other Producers

Interact with other commercial Kombucha producers and build long-lasting relationships.

Online Expert Talks

Access all expert talks on your own schedule throughout the whole week.

AMAs

Interact live with all experts and get your questions answered.

Hands-on Workshops

Learn from experts about subjects like packaging, production and science.

Community Access

Get access to KS's private online network and keep in touch with Kombucha producers from around the world.

Interact with Industry Experts & Partners

Get the chance to interact with industry experts as well as partners and ask them all of your questions.

Speakers

Our amazing speakers at Virtual Kombucha Summit 2020 and what they will talk about. We'll be announcing more speakers along the way!

Tadeusz Zagrabinski

Tadeusz Zagrabinski

Co-Founder, BĂ€rbucha Kombucha

The history of Kombucha. What do we really know?
A talk about the origins of Kombucha and how it spread globally over time.

Eric & Line

Line Hoff & Eric Sponseller

Founders, LĂŠsk Kombucha

Founder Talk
The commercial scale-up of a glass jar production – the Lésk story.

Thierry Tran

Thierry Tran

PhD Candidate in Food Sciences, Université de Bourgogne

Sensory Quality of Kombucha: the Role of Chemical Composition and Ways to Control it.
The link between sensory components of Kombucha and its chemical composition to help control the quality of the final product.

Freya Twigden

Freya Twigden

Founder, Fix8 Kombucha

Founder Talk
Producing fully authentic Kombucha in a crowded market – the Fix8 story.

Lisa & Alana

Lisa & Alana Macfarlane

Founders, The Gut Stuff

The Role of the Gut
Understanding our microbiome and the role of fermented foods.

Thomas Durant

Thomas Durant

Director of Production, Mannanova

Designing flavours:
The good, the bad... and the ugly.

Matthew Hoyle

Matthew Hoyle

Head of Production, The London Fermentary

Kombucha Startup Pitfalls
10 mistakes most new breweries make.

Kara Taylor

Kara Taylor

Head of Laboratory Operations, White Labs

SCOBY Metabolism
Understanding how sugar and nutrients are used by Kombucha in order to troubleshoot alcohol and acid production.

Lucas Montanari

Lucas Montanari

Founder, Fermenta Com CiĂȘncia & Festival Brasileiro de Kombucha

The Kombucha Boom in Brazil
What other countries can learn from Brazil's exponential growth over the past 5 years.

Hannah Crum

Hannah Crum

Co-Founder & President, Kombucha Brewers International (KBI)

The Code of Practice
A food safety and quality standard for Kombucha producers.

Ian Griffin

Ian Griffin

Publisher, Booch News

Worldwide Kombucha Trends
Insights from the Booch News directory of over 1,600 commercial kombucha brewers.

Brilla Kombucha Founders

Bruno Balbi, Eduardo MartĂ­nez Gil & Lucas Cambiano

Founders, Brilla Kombucha

The Brilla Story
Producing a Kombucha with locally-sourced ingredients only.

Maren Aasen

Maren Aasen Guichard

Co-Founder & CEO, Surf Kombucha

Founder Talk
Producing and selling 10k+ bottles a month with just two people.

Mike Schneider

Mike Schneider

CMO, BevNet

A close look to the US
5 Observations about the US Kombucha Market.

Maria Lima

Maria Lima

Founder, Aquela Kombucha

From Fashion to Brewing
The adventure of (knowing very little about) setting up a Kombucha business.

Pulkit Agrawal

Pulkit K. Agrawal

Founder & CEO, The 5th Ingredient

4 Steps to #BrewBetterBucha with Brewery Analytics
Dive in on process improvements and targeted KPIs that can help you understand the health of your Kombucha and your business!

Nicolas Eynde

Nicolas Van den Eynde

Co-Founder & Brewer, Smile Kombucha

Virtual Brewery Tour - Smile Kombucha in Brussels
How we built and optimized our urban brewery for authentic Kombucha production.

Partners

Our partners for Kombucha Summit 2020.

Schedule

Live sessions are held in the afternoon in Europe, so participants from the US or Asia have a chance to participate as well. The Kombucha Summit online network will be able for access from day 1 onwards. All expert talks are pre-recorded and become available on day 1 as well. For most expert talks, there will be an according AMA (Ask Me Anything) session for you to ask all of your questions. Please click on sessions for more info.

đŸ’» Opening of Kombucha Summit online network

đŸŽ„ Release of all expert talks (pre-recorded)

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Opening Remarks by Kombucha Summit Team

Setting the scene for the Virtual Kombucha Summit

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Networking Hours

Meet and engage with fellow brewers from around the world.

Tadeusz Zagrabinski

Ask Me Anything (AMA) with Tadeusz Zagrabinski, Co-Founder of BĂ€rbucha Kombucha

Tadeusz will answer questions about his talk "The history of Kombucha. What do we really know?".

Lisa & Alana

Ask Me Anything (AMA) with Lisa & Alana Macfarlane Founders, The Gut Stuff

Lisa & Alana will answer questions about their talk "The Role of the Gut".

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Networking Hours

Meet and engage with fellow brewers from around the world.

Mannanova

Virtual Booth Hour with Mannanova

Mannanova offers consulting services and solutions that help small, medium and large producers through the process of scaling up their Kombucha production.

Moritz Holst

Workshop with Moritz Holst, Rivers & Clouds

Tea basics: Varieties, production techniques and geography of unblended whole leaf camellia sinensis teas.

Thierry Tran

Ask Me Anything (AMA) with Thierry Tran, PhD Candidate in Food Sciences, Université de Bourgogne

Thierry will answer questions about his talk "Sensory Quality of Kombucha: the Role of Chemical Composition and Ways to Control it."

Eric & Line

Ask Me Anything (AMA) with Line Hoff & Eric Sponseller, Founders, LĂŠsk Kombucha

Line & Eric will answer questions about their talk "The commercial scale-up of a glass jar production – the Lésk story.".

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Networking Hours

Meet and engage with fellow brewers from around the world.

White Labs

Virtual Booth Hour with White Labs

White Labs provides liquid yeast, fermentation products, services, analysis and education to professionals and enthusiasts alike.

Thomas Durant

Ask Me Anything (AMA) with Thomas Durant, Director of Production, Mannanova

Thomas will answer questions about his talk "Designing flavours: The good, the bad... and the ugly".

Superfoodguru

Virtual Booth Hour with Superfoodguru

Superfoodguru is a cold-pressed juice production company specialized in manufacturing 100% certified organic, cold-pressed, non-pasteurized, non-HPP juices.

Mike Schneider

Ask Me Anything (AMA) with Mike Schneider, CMO, BevNet

Mike will answer questions about his talk "A close look to the US — 5 Observations about the US Kombucha Market".

Good Culture Kombucha

Virtual Booth Hour with Good Culture Kombucha

Good Culture Kombucha distributes organic Kombucha & Water Kefir ingredients that solve some of producers' greatest production challenges, such as quality & consistency.

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Networking Hours

Meet and engage with fellow brewers from around the world.

Mannanova

Virtual Booth Hour with Mannanova

Mannanova offers consulting services and solutions that help small, medium and large producers through the process of scaling up their Kombucha production.

White Labs

Virtual Booth Hour with White Labs

White Labs provides liquid yeast, fermentation products, services, analysis and education to professionals and enthusiasts alike.

Lucas Montanari

Ask Me Anything (AMA) with Lucas Montanari, Founder, Fermenta Com CiĂȘncia & Festival Brasileiro de Kombucha

Lucas will answer questions about his talk "The Kombucha Boom in Brazil".

Thom Durant

Workshop with Tom Durant and Cynthia Yoboué, Mannanova

The beginner's guide to commercial kombucha brewing: We'll be taking a look at frequently asked questions from budding brewers: sourcing equipment, keeping your brew healthy and happy, flavouring techniques, guidelines for cleaning, quality control and more!

Rare Combinations

Virtual Booth Hour with Rare Combinations

Rare Combinations developed an alcohol detector aimed at the Kombucha industry where there is a lack of an affordable and accurate way to determine alcohol in brews.

Taste Labs

Virtual Booth Hour with Taste Labs

Taste Labs is a Kombucha co-packer that offers a complete service from the development to the production and management of the finished product.

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Networking Hours

Meet and engage with fellow brewers from around the world.

Freya Twigden

Ask Me Anything (AMA) with Freya Twigden, Founder, Fix8 Kombucha

Freya will answer questions about her talk "Producing fully authentic Kombucha in a crowded market – the Fix8 story.".

Matthew Hoyle

Ask Me Anything (AMA) with Matthew Hoyle, Head of Production, The London Fermentary

Matthew will answer questions about his talk "Kombucha Startup Pitfalls — 10 mistakes most new breweries make.".

Hannah Crum

Ask Me Anything (AMA) with Hannah Crum, Founder, Kombucha Brewers International (KBI)

Hannah will answer questions about her talk "The Code of Practice — A food safety and quality standard for Kombucha producers.".

Superfoodguru

Virtual Booth Hour with Superfoodguru

Superfoodguru is a cold-pressed juice production company specialized in manufacturing 100% certified organic, cold-pressed, non-pasteurized, non-HPP juices.

Taste Labs

Virtual Booth Hour with Taste Labs

Taste Labs is a Kombucha co-packer that offers a complete service from the development to the production and management of the finished product.

Kombucha Summit Logo

Networking Hours

Meet and engage with fellow brewers from around the world.

Rare Combinations

Virtual Booth Hour with Rare Combinations

Rare Combinations developed an alcohol detector aimed at the Kombucha industry where there is a lack of an affordable and accurate way to determine alcohol in brews.

Kombucha Summit Logo

Networking Hours

Meet and engage with fellow brewers from around the world.

Tickets

Buy your tickets for Virtual Kombucha Summit here. We have 3 different tiers of tickets, so grab yours right away!

About Us

Meet the team behind Kombucha Summit.

Rupert Hoffschmidt & Fabio Carlucci

Founders of ROY Kombucha

We opened our own Kombucha brewery in the summer of 2019 in Berlin and have been experiencing the needs and challenges of Kombucha brewers first hand. As former event and community builders in our previous careers, we felt a format like Kombucha Summit was missing. Bringing the whole industry together to learn from each other and network is what we set out to do, with the goal of helping each other and the Kombucha market succeed.

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