Co-Founders: Sarah Schomber & Jeannine Buscher
Site: Buchi
The Lowdown: Commercial kombucha brewery
Awesomeness: Fast Company’s “Drive Your Business Forward” contest winner in 2014

The first commercial kombucha brewery in the southeast, Buchi is quickly growing from a women-founded and worker owned family business to a significant player in fermented beverages. Following a 2,000-year-old craft brewing tradition, Buchi kombucha brews its living, probiotic rich, and all natural beverages using the finest fair trade organic teas, fruits, spices, medicinal herbs and extracts.  These health-nurturing drinks are now available at neighborhood co-ops and major natural foods retailers in over 20 states from the northeast to the southern U.S.

Fast Company: Sprinting and Sampling
American Express Open Forum: The Journey
Fast Company: Drive Your Business Forward 2014 Winner – Buchi Kombucha