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Alewife Kombucha, is brewed to the perfectly palatable point between sweet & sour,this fizzy deliciousness is prepared locally and flavoured from organic ingredients. It's a small family-run business, that's found the perfect way to produce incredible, health-benefiting Kombucha. Starting ouT in the home kitchen ‘The Alewife’ Camille became fascinated with fermentation. The home kitchen soon became a laboratory of experimenting jars that grew and transformed day by day. Now they have built their little humble business up and are supplying over 50 stockists in WA.



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Camille first learnt about kombucha and other fermented foods in 2012 when she completed her wholefood chef training with wholefood legend Jude Blereau. Moving to the southwest she was determined to start an organic wholefood business of her own.

 “My idea was to start an organic food truck to take to local markets and festivals selling healing street food and kombucha of course! My partner found an amazing old ambulance that we got halfway through converting into my dream food truck when I fell pregnant with my first child. I quickly realized that running a food truck with a baby was going to near impossible but was still very keen to start some sort of business.”

 Having 20 jars of kombucha brewing in her kitchen she was encouraged by friend Kane Parsons to bottle the kombucha and put it into his local health food shop.

 “This sold almost immediately so gave him a new batch. I started to get approached by other cafes looking for a local authentic kombucha and so Alewife (originally called Camille's kombucha) was born.”  

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“The name alewife came to me from a beautiful book I was reading called "full moon feast" about the history of wholefoods. In this book they wrote about the alewife, in the 16th century before the industrialization of food and beverage is was only women who would brew natural low alc, probiotic beer (even consumed by children) and other herbal non-alcoholic ales.

Any woman in this role was called the alewife, she would typically have an extensive herb garden that she would brew small batch ales with and sell at the local market. To stand out at the market she would wear large pointy hats... possibly where the notion of the mysterious witches brew came from.

 Wife back the merely ment "woman" and was added to the end of your professional name such as the midwife that would deliver babies or the applewife that would sell apples.”  




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For someone that hasn't tried Kombucha, can you describe the unique flavour? 

If brewed correctly it should be a perfect combination of sweet and sour. It should be acidic, fragrant, fruity, and complex. If you are used to more heavily sweetened drinks you may find kombucha to be very tart with a slight vinegary flavour, but if you more to more naturally made beverages you will change your pallet to favour drinks like this. Kombucha should have a light to medium fizz if brewed naturally depending on the juices used to flavour it. Some descriptions of kombucha flavour have been "fizzy, zingy and tangy" and "crisp, slick and sophisticated" and "sparkly unicorn champagne"  

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Is brewing Kombucha at home an easy process?

 Yes I believe so, I think people get overwhelmed by it but I think the trick is to not overthink it! Find a recipe that feels good, follow the steps, say a little blessing to your SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast) to send it happily on its way, leave it for no shorter than 10 days, taste along the way, and when it is the flavour you like then take off and enjoy! It helps to have a nice warm, dry environment out of direct sunlight and away from house plants or anything that could create mold.

 Such a great natural process to share with your children and friends. We have actually started producing home brew kits that you can purchase at the Naturalist Health in Dunsborough, Margaret River farmers market, and our online shop.  

How big can a scoby get?

 A scoby can literally get as big as any vessel you place it in given that it has enough food (sugars) to consume. I heard a story once of a man who was a passionate kombucha brewer. He would brew his kombucha on his kitchen windowsill that overlooked his rainwater tank. As his SCOBY would multiply, he would throw the pieces he didn't need out the window thinking they were falling in the garden to decompose into the earth. As he was having a shower one day, he caught some water in his mouth and noticed that the water had an unusual sour taste to it. He proceeded to go outside and check the rainwater tank to find a giant SCOBY the size of the rainwater tank staring back at him.  

What came first, the kombucha or the scoby?

 No one actually knows the answer to this question for sure. According to a legend out of Tibet, a monk fell asleep, and a bacteria-carrying insect landed in his fresh pot of tea. The teapot was forgotten, and a culture was able to form. When the monk discovered the incredible properties of this tea, he shared it with friends.

Do you have some favourite kombucha cocktails you could share with us? 

Yes!
All these can be made with or without alcohol

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