Us & Earth

Fermented Drinks 

There's no arguing that a fresh, whole ingredient based, fermented beverage is good for you.
But how good?!

We must admit, there are a couple of overly enthusiastic claims floating about.
Unfortunately not much evidence exists for Kombucha as a big time disease cure, however there are a few very beneficial reasons to drink fermented! 

  • Nearly all of the sugars will be gone - provided the ferment is healthy and allowed to proceed to completion. 
  • The yeast and bacteria that are still alive upon consumption will act as probiotics and help maintain a healthy gut microbiota. 
  • Fermentation increases the natural levels of antioxidants and organic acids in a food or beverage - these aid in many functions of the body
  • Increased levels of vitamins in the beverage as by-products of the fermentation. 
  • Natural antimicrobial properties

Aside from that, the taste develops in a way that no other process can replicate. 

So we have a low sugar, probiotic, antioxidant, preservative free, additive free beverage, all just by letting nature do its thing. 

Sustainability

 To do our little part for the environment Block 5 

  • Uses renewable cardboard and paper packaging
  • Uses recyclable glass and aluminium containers
  • Keeps plastic use to a minimum
  • Composts all brewing waste and returns to the soil
  • Monitors and maintains efficient energy consumption at our digitally integrated brewery

As we move forward Block 5 aims to;

  • Reduce overall water usage throughout the brewing process
  • Transition to lighter packaging methods, reducing transport cost and emissions
  • Increase our breweries long-term energy efficiency
  • Help contribute to local and international sustainability projects

Related Research Articles

Here are some scientific research articles which could be of interest to a Kombucha enthused community. Everybody likes being better informed. This list will be updated with any new research as we discover it.

We would also love to hear about any new scientific and technical findings related to anything and everything fermentation!