What is Barefoot Bucha?

kombucha bottles: ginger elderflower cherry rootBarefoot Bucha is a Certified Organic craft kombucha that is brewed in Virginia from pure Blue Ridge Mountain water and infused with Organic and Fair Trade ingredients. Kombucha is a live, fermented tea that originated in Eurasia approximately 2,000 years ago. Often enjoyed after a meal, it is considered healthful to the digestive system for its probiotic content, amino acids, and active enzymes.

As a company, Barefoot Bucha believes in good health, sustainable business practices, and our ability to positively impact the world through the choices we make every day. We think you'll appreciate our efforts to bring you the best-tasting and most earth-friendly kombucha around. 

Our No Waste Model

Barefoot Bucha is committed to being a leader in what it means to be a "sustainable" business. This means that not only do we take greening measures such as reducing energy consumption, partnering with local delivery companies to minimize the impact of our distribution, and composting our brewery waste--we also exclusively keg our kombucha and offer it on tap at retail locations and restaurants. Rather than contributing to packaging and consumer waste, our model actually reduces it!

Drinking Barefoot Bucha

Barefoot Bucha drinkers purchase a refillable bottle, which they then own and can take to any fountain location to fill up on fresh, tasty kombucha. This is similar to using your own bags to carry groceries or your own containers to fill up on bulk items. It takes a commitment, but it's worth the effort! Many locations also offer our kombucha in glasses or compostable cups to be enjoyed on the spot.

In our first three years of business, Barefoot Bucha drinkers have saved almost 200,000 bottles by using our refillable bottles to fill up on their favorite flavors of Barefoot Bucha. There are currently over 21,000 bottles in circulation in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. Each bottle has been re-used an average of 9 times. Every time kombucha drinkers fill up at Barefoot Bucha fountains, they are choosing to make a difference one delicious bottle at time!