Ithaca Kombucha was established in Ithaca, NY.
Welcome to Ithaca Kombucha Company (IKC)! We are a small, health conscious, eco-friendly, company whose mission is to have the highest quality and best tasting kombucha products on the market. We aim to be a household name among kombucha enthusiasts wishing to drink or brew their own kombucha. Our drinks, vinegars, and sauces are crafted in small batches, made with organic kombucha.
Brewing kombucha and crafting sauces and flavored drinks takes a great deal of patience and care. The SCOBY (a culture of good bacteria and yeast present in kombucha production) has a mind of its own. It could quickly overtake a batch if it were to sense that we are not giving it the level of attention it deserves. We carefully monitor quality while preparing, brewing, and bottling our products. It's all worth it at the end of the day when we crack open an ice cold kombucha or sit down to a dinner topped with one of our life changing sauces (yes I said life changing, we will make no apologies).
If you have a NY Store, contact our distributor Regional Access for information on deliveries and pricing!
WHAT WE DO
BREW – Organic kombucha and quality ingredients, the best kombucha and kombucha based sauces you have ever experienced. We are planning to pair up with a brewery and do larger-scale production of our kombucha beverages to in 2016 to meet demand. We are introducing our new INFINITY BREWING KIT coming out September 2017!
TEACH – We offer free resources on kombucha recipes (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and info on how to brew your own kombucha. If you would like to buy one of our extra SCOBYs or Pre-order an INFINITY BREWING KIT to make your own homemade batch please email us on the contact page, we'd love to help!
DESTROY - We don't know what yet, but we don't want to take any options off the table.
The Story of IKC
In 2013, while working in a local gym as a personal trainer, Joey "JD" Durgin noticed many of his clients sipping on kombucha. A kombucha enthusiast himself, Joey made small gallon batches at home and dared his clients to compare his unfiltered, raw, kombucha to the store bought stuff. "Oh my God, can I buy this from you?!" one client inquired. Word spread and his production of kombucha increased to 20 gallons at a time. But Joey's wife was not pleased with the office being turned into a home brewery.
We created the first ever kombucha BBQ sauce using kombucha vinegar that was too strong to drink, but perfect as a base for a sauce. A bottling company and a very talented graphic designer/photographer/kombucha fan Jenn Foy came on board and we created our first batch of BBQ Sauce on May 11, 2015. Soon after, Joey created JD's Hot Sauce. Our small company is growing slowly and surely, and we are now expanding to all stretches of NYS!
Joey and Brian are launching their first Infinity Kombucha Brewing Kit that carries the name of their Personal Training Studio (Infinity Athletics). Named Infinity Brewing Kit because you buy the kit once and you never have to buy Kombucha again! Well, unless you drink it all then you might while you're waiting for the next batch to brew.
Joey Durgin has been in the fitness business for over a decade - he is a personal trainer and co-owner of Infinity Athletics located at 730 Willow Ave in Ithaca. He is excited to bring people unique, delicious products made with natural ingredients that support a healthy lifestyle.
Rachael has been with Joey since the beginning when he was brewing in their one bedroom apartment. She is a multi-talented musician, farmer, and Theater Director of the FAME Program in Auburn. Rachael loves Kombucha more than she loves Joey but she needs Joey around to keep brewing it.