Updated: Feb 20, 2020
Bomb Bucha was started by four UC students. Olivia is studying 4th year Law and Criminal Justice, Finn is completing his Honours year in Ecology and Economics, Ashley just graduated with a degree in Accounting and Economics and I am studying towards Operations Management and Finance. Olivia, Ashley and I met in Unihall during our first year while we met Finn in our 3rd year as flatmates.
One arvo, Finn and I were in the local supermarket when we got to talking about kombucha and how we go through it too quickly. We laughed at the idea of buying a SCOBY and making our own booch. Once we got home, we told the girls about our idea and they too laughed. However, at 1 am, we were still up and had come up with an idea for an alcoholic kombucha business. We all had friends who we knew were mixing their own kombucha with vodka for a night out and realised that there was a gap in the market for something like Bomb Bucha. After a few months of back and forth with getting our business up and running, we put our first brew on. Lemon and Mint is to be our first brew and this Friday, it will hit the shelves in Super Liquor Ilam and Hornby in Christchurch. If you live outside of Christchurch, don’t worry we haven’t forgotten about you. We have seen all the support flooding in from all over the country and we are wanting to get you guys in on Bomb Bucha as soon as possible. We will be selling our booch on bombbucha.co.nz very soon and will have nationwide shipping!
You won’t feel bad buying our booch either. Bomb Bucha is proud to say that 1% of our total revenue will be going directly to Live Ocean, a charity formed by Kiwi legends Peter Burling and Blair Tuke. 100% of our donations will go directly to their projects and nothing else, so you know your money is going to do some good. We have also partnered with a Kiwi company EKOS who are guiding us towards offsetting our carbon emissions by 200% for 2020! Full details of this can be found in the footer of the website.
We have a passion for Kiwi’s helping Kiwi’s and all of our business is owned, operated, produced and designed in New Zealand by New Zealander’s. We want to give you guys a drink you love and a company you can be proud to support. So be sure to give us a try. Peace!