Hello Kombucha aficionados!
Welcome to Kombucha Kamp.
I’m Hannah Crum, The Kombucha Mamma. Since 2004 I have been brewing Kombucha and educating others about its benefits. What began as hobby has evolved into my passion and lifestyle. From homebrew hobbiest, to educator, to Master Brewer, I have grown my business organically as my experience has deepened. At Kombucha Kamp, we are committed to providing the most accurate and up-to-date information to Kombucha lovers and homebrewers at any stage in their experience.
I have taught Kombucha making classes to all size groups, from individuals to workshops of 100+, all over the country for
nearly 8 years for over a decade, spreading the message of Kombucha far and wide through a variety of venues including festivals, health conferences, podcasts, interviews, articles and more. My how-to videos have piled up +100,000’s of views and Kombucha Kamp was featured on “What’s Brewing?” hosted by Jody Rudman on the Veria Network.
In addition to teaching, I install large-scale Kombucha set-ups and am the Master Brewer for numerous restaurants and shops in the Los Angeles area, as well as consult for many Kombucha brands from those just starting out to established breweries looking to scale up. We also provide wholesale cultures and supplies to the industry. My husband/business partner and I write about the Kombucha business for BevNet.com and Beverage Spectrum Magazine and other publications featuring our work include Elephant Journal and Vital Juice.
HOW I DISCOVERED KOMBUCHA – OR HOW IT FOUND ME!
I first discovered Kombucha while visiting a friend from college in San Francisco. His then girlfriend showed me her mysterious jars and I was instantly intrigued. Upon returning to Los Angeles, I sought out Kombucha at my local Whole Foods market. There weren’t many brands to choose from, so I grabbed a GT’s Synergy Gingerade and gave it a try. The carbonation was super bubbly, the ginger was fresh and delicious, the flavor was both sweet and tart – Wow! This is delicious! Kombucha instantly resonated with me, but it quickly became an expensive habit – what to do? Ah! I just need to get some mysterious jars!
I scoured the internet and local library for information and located my first culture. I was happy to brew Kombucha at home and occasionally I would pass along a culture to a friend and teach them how to make it. I have always been a teacher at heart and love communication plus drinking Kombucha was healing me at many levels. The inspiration to create Kombucha Kamp was sparked when I attended an Artists’ Way Workshop. Through writing morning pages and going on artist dates, I uncovered a secret desire to teach others about Kombucha, not only in person but all over the world as well. You are now enjoying the fruits of our labor.
Thanks for stopping by to read my lil bio. I’ve listed some fun facts about me below.
- Favorite color – 1 guess – you got it – PURPLE!
- Astrological sign – Scorpio
- Favorite food –
Chicago style deep dish spinach pizza with olives & mushroomsgrass fed steak or dad’s lasagna
- Languages – Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, English (of course!), a smattering of French, Russian, German & Romanian
- Hometown – Los Angeles, CA via Skokie, IL & Des Moines, IA
- Places traveled – Germany, France, Belgium, England, Holland, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Taiwan, Egypt, Jordan, Hungary, China
Press, Podcasts, Interviews, Articles
Direct Literary Inquiries to Sally Ekus of the Lisa Ekus Group, LLC
Phone: 413-247-9325 Email: [email protected]
Written by Kombucha Kamp
THE KOMBUCHA BOOK (Feb 2016, Storey Publishing)
by Hannah Crum & Alex LaGory
- Articles on BevNet
- Nourished Kitchen
- 5 Misunderstandings about Kombucha Mushroom Tea
- Extreme Health Radio – Apr 10, 2013
- Far Out Radio – Jan 11, 2013
- Appropriate Omnivore
- The Perfect Kombucha – Oct 20, 2012
- Kombucha – the UnSoda – Jul 12, 2012
- Kombucha & Other Fermented Foods – Mar 24, 2012
- Good Green Witch
- Happy Hour with the Green Queen
- Intentionally Domestic w/Jeff & Kerry Ann Foster – Aug 15, 2013
- Backyard Ecosystem
- Interview with the Kombucha Mamma (podcast)
News Articles that mention Kombucha Kamp
- Salt Lake Tribune – Kombucha, the Other Tea Party