Small Business Saturday:
On this week’s Small Business Saturday, we sat down with Olga owner of Baba’s Brews, a healthy kombucha company in Phoenixville to talk about her organic small business. Olga’s inspiration for her business came from her childhood. Growing up in Siberia, Olga used to drink her Baba’s (grandmother’s) kombucha. Every time Olga would have an ache or pain her Baba would reply with a simple phrase: “Have some kombucha”. She grew up loving the taste without knowing about the special health benefits the fizzy drink has to offer. When she left Siberia and moved to the United States in 2000, she started to crave the taste she grew up loving but only found few brands that didn’t have the same amazing taste her Babe would make.
Olga wanted to make a brew her Baba would be proud of. She quickly learned how to brew this unique tea often referred to as ‘mushroom tea’ or kombucha and began giving it to her friends to enjoy. Soon after, the word about her kombucha had gotten around and in 2015, she started her company, Baba’s Brew.
Since 2015, Baba’s Brews has immensely improved. They now offer five delicious flavors and cater to stores all over the East Coast. All the ingredients are 100% real made out of fresh fruits and herbs such as blueberries, lemon, rose petals, tulsi basil. When you pick up a bottle of Baba’s Brews you can guarantee it will be from farm to bottle.
The five thousand square foot farm produces 800 gallons of kombucha a week and distributes to 221 places across the east coast. If you’ve never heard of kombucha before, you should know that it’s far from your average beverage. It is low in calories and sugars and is also loaded with probiotics and enzymes to help digestion.
Olga’s organic Kombucha farm is far from other producers because of her wholesome story behind Baba’s Brew and her ability to make the drink fully organic and high quality. Make sure to check out Baba’s brew on Instagram, Facebook, and their website!