One of the first kombucha brewers in Portland, Herbucha was founded by licensed natural health practitioner Eva Sippl in 2008. After years of brewing kombucha at home, Eva discovered that kombucha could also be brewed from herbal teas. This inspired Eva to combine her passion for kombucha with her background in herbal healing. She tested different recipes in her kitchen and gave them to friends to try. People loved them and were so excited about the idea of integrating herbs that Eva decided to rent a brewing facility in Portland, Oregon and start sharing her kombucha with even more people.
Bringing a fresh perspective and energy to the brand, Herbucha farmers market rep and longtime service industry professional, Marissa Irish (pictured) took over the company in 2021. Despite the challenges of small business ownership during a global pandemic, her passion for helping others and creating high quality brews propelled her forward, aiming to make Herbucha known as a delicious and healthy non-alcoholic option in the Portland bar scene.
Since the beginning, Herbucha has been committed to the health of the Earth and its people by using only the finest organic and wild harvested ingredients. Pacific Botanicals, and Frontier Coop, the suppliers for all the herbs and teas used in our blends, have been long-time leaders in sustainable and responsible sourcing. The sugar used in the brewing process is 100% certified organic and fair trade.