Community-centered, women-owned and values-driven since our founding in 2008

Our purpose at Buchi is to craft delicious, high-quality, nutrient-dense living drinks; invest in the regeneration of our planet; and use business as a conduit for positive social impact.

Our Story

From Farmer's Markets to Fermentation Leaders

The 3 founders of Buchi: Zane Adams, Jeannine Buscher, and Sarah Schomber

Pictured (left to right): Jeannine Buscher, Co-Founder & EVP of Innovation, Zane Adams, Co-Founder & EVP of Strategy and Development, Sarah Mullins, Co-Founder & VP for People and Purpose

From a small kitchen in Asheville, NC, two mothers with a purpose and passion for fermentation began making kombucha as a healthy alternative for their kids.

From gifting jars to friends, families, neighbors and eventually selling through farmers markets—their shelves and countertops were quickly overflowing with kombucha.

So they took a big leap—a leap that sparks fear, curiosity and can alter a person’s life forever. Buchi took their small-batch home production to a warehouse on a 180-acre farm in the mountains of Southern Appalachia. Unwaveringly dedicated to their mission, the whole team decided this wouldn’t just be their office, but their home. Brewing together, working together, living together, and taking on every hardship together.

In 2016, Buchi opened the first commercial kombucha brewery in the Southeast. As we continue to grow, we remain forever committed to brewing the highest quality living drinks, filled with flavor and purpose—and to using our business as a conduit for positive social impact.

“At one point we were sleeping on our loading dock, but in our guts, we knew that we were onto something that could really shift a lot of lives. Now we think in terms of truckloads instead of bottles."

Jeannine Buscher
CEO & Co-Founder, Buchi
Sarah and Jeannine mixing a batch of Kombucha
The original Buchi farm
An old photo of the Buchi team
Two Buchi employees on scooters, skating through the brewery
Sarah and Jeannine linking arms and smiling, they're very cute
The Buchi van complete with taps!
Jeannine sampling a kombucha in her kitchen
An old photo of a Buchi team dinner
A Buchi team cookout
Sarah in front of an original Whole Foods Buchi display!
Sarah and Zane laughing it up at a team cookout
Acting with Intention

Creating resilient systems in the body, the community, and the natural world takes all of us!

This is why we are so proud to be a Benefit Corporation.It means that “doing good” is a core part of our identity, and as a result, our company can act purposefully at all states of decision making — balancing transparency and taking deliberate action to be an agent of positive impact for our planet, our people, and our community (you!)

Responsible Sourcing

We’re passionate and committed to doing the hard work, to evolve and change, while keeping people, our purpose, and our planet at the forefront.

Buchi Employee Opening Sugar

Sourcing with Intention

We vet and validate each supplier we work with, giving preference to those that meet robust third-party social and environmental criteria. Preference is also given to independent, woman, and minority-owned suppliers, as well as those located within 150 miles of our brewery – when price and quality are equal.

Buchi Employee Pouring Sugar form Native Organics

Regenerative Sugar

We believe that everything is interconnected and are very mindful of our footprint, especially when it comes to sourcing. Our Sugar supplier has the only closed-loop sugarcane process in the world and is carbon neutral.

Inside the Brewery, palettes of Glass bottles

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

Motivated to make good on our sustainability mission, we redirected our business to a domestic manufacturer— reducing our carbon footprint by up to 85%.⁠