Benefits of Booch
Currently available around Nairobi in restaurants, cafes, and select retail outlets. Purchase from a Carrefour, Chandarana, Healthy U, Zucchini, Artcaffe Market, or a Fresh2Go near you.
Locate all of our outlets here:
For home deliveries, order online via GreenSpoon, Chupa Chap Kenya, Kalimoni Greens,
Oaks & Corks, Couch Potato and Grounded. Upcountry: Butterbean (Nanyuki),
Pantry (Naivasha), Express Shop (Kilifi), and Chandarana (Nanyuki & Nyali).
Booch is a story of personal passion turned commercial adventure. After tasting kombucha in other countries, we were disappointed to find it wasn’t available in Kenya. While Eoin was visiting his brother in Uganda in 2016, he picked up a SCOBY - and brewed the first Booch in his kitchen.
We like to joke that Booch has a Ugandan “mother”. All kombucha is made from a “mother” or SCOBY most commonly gifted from one brewer to the next. This rubbery white disc is what transforms sweet tea into tart, refreshing, and healthy raw kombucha - the tasty probiotic drink that’s been made for thousands of years.
After years of experimentation, study, and many taste tests later, we bring you, Booch. Made from 100% Kenyan ingredients - from the Oolong tea (a black tea processed in a Chinese style) to the locally grown sugar, fruits, and botanicals, it’s a locally-sourced, locally-made product.
We are pleased to bring you a refreshing, healthy product that Kenyans deserve.
#TrustYourGut and try a Booch today.
Booch is a delicious naturally flavored kombucha. We use locally sourced ingredients like tea, sugar, fruit and botanicals to brew 100% raw, fresh, and natural kombucha without preservatives. Booch is full of probiotics that aid digestion, and boost immunity.
Kombucha is always made from a sweet tea that’s been fermented by a SCOBY. This SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast), is what makes kombucha unique. After fermenting the sweet tea with the SCOBY in a clean and controlled environment, almost all of the sugar is gone. But rather than leaving behind an alcoholic brew, the bacteria eat the alcohol to leave behind probiotics, amino acids, and healthy vitamins.
All ages can enjoy Booch. It has less sugar than juice or soda, and it’s tasty - even children like it. We’ve heard stories of customers whose ulcers reduced over time after drinking booch, those who said they felt better drinking Booch while on antibiotics to help rebuild the gut, and those who swear that Booch can cure a hangover or reward their body after a tough workout.
If you have a medical condition, speak to your doctor about kombucha, or feel free to reach out to us for medical journal articles.
- It’s delicious and refreshing
- Delicious mixer
- Boosts your immunity
- Improves gut health
- Natural energy booster
- Detoxifies your liver and may treat a hangover
Kombucha's culturing process leaves behind a tasty beverage that contains healthy acids and a wide range of probiotics.
Probiotics are the good bacteria that we need to have a healthy gut. Gut health is linked to mental health, mood, and the immune system. Did you know that - 70% of our immune system lives in our gut!?
Acids are important for the first stage of digestion -- in our stomachs. A healthy digestive fire promotes efficiency and maximal nutrition absorption. Despite its acidic flavor, kombucha can also help treat ulcers by regulating the amount of acid your stomach releases.
To get the health benefits of kombucha you need a live, unpasteurized, brew. Booch is made in small batches, in a controlled, and clean environment. It is not processed in any way after the second fermentation - no pasteurization, no externally added carbonation, preservatives, or flavorings. Besides being made in Kenya, we use 100% locally sourced ingredients and as close to organic as we can find.
The first ferment (aerobic, in presence of culture) is where the main health benefits all come from. The second ferment is anaerobic (sealed, no oxygen) and so the fermentation continues but creates carbonation. The carbonation is natural as opposed to most commercial fizzy drinks which have CO2 added. Natural carbonation is softer, and many people prefer it. Carbonation in general is said to extenuate and carry flavors around the mouth and to the nose.
Yes! Safe for kids over 1 year old. Plus, kids love Booch. It quenches their thirst, provides probiotics, helps with digestion, and helps boost their immune system. A healthy gut makes a happy kid!
No! But you’re welcome to if you find it too strong. Some people like to mix it with soda water, some with alcohol.
Yes, it does. Refrigeration slows down the fermentation process.
When refrigerated it has a shelf life of around 2 months. If not refrigerated, the fermentation process continues until zero sugars remain. Although it won’t become bad for you, it will just get more acidic/vinegary and the carbonation will also continue to increase.