Founder Interview: Daniele Pignone, Co-Founder of Fervere Kombucha

Posted by Kombucha Summit Team on October 03, 2019 · 5 mins read
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Hello Kombucha nation! Kombucha Summit is around the corner and this is our last Founder Interview for now. Today, we are speaking to Daniele, fellow Kombucha brewer from Italy. He is one of the founders of Fervere Kombucha. Enjoy the interview!

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Describe your product in one sentence and tell us about your brand.

Fervere Kombucha was born from the wish to offer an alternative to people like us that are bored to find always the same drinks around. We wanted to create a strong alternative to alcoholic drinks, but also to common bad quality soft drinks, with massive quantity of added sugars, chemicals and other ingredients we don’t like. That is how we started making Kombucha and this is why we only use top quality ingredients – for instance, we import our black tea from a tiny farm in Nepal. Our clients are mostly people interested in an healthy way of life, in quality food, home made preparation and professionals.

What‘s your story and how did you get started?

Fervere Kombucha

We – Bea, Claudia, Andrea and Daniele – discovered Kombucha as a product in 2016 when a client of Andrea and Bea – they own a tea shop in Bari, south of Italy – told them about it. In a while they “contaminated” me (Daniele) and Claudia and we started making Kombucha at home. We started Fervere in March 2018 when we realized that it could be fun. At the beginning it was really hard to find the best recipes, to understand how to be in compliance with all the food and safety legislation, but also with the Italian bureaucracy – known around the world as contorted and complex. It took time, but in 2019 we had finally four steady recipes, a lab and some clear ideas on how to manage this new adventure.

What‘s your current stage?

Today - after less than one year - we sell our Kombucha nationally, as well as a starter kit to make Kombucha at home. We have happy customers from north to south that support us and help us improving our project.

What excites you most about Kombucha and its future?

It is common among us wondering about Kombucha in Europe and especially in Italy. We realized how much interest there is in the US or Australia, and how it is growing in Europe – for instance the Summit is a clear proof of this positive trend. We are also seeing ourselves how the interest and knowledge around Kombucha is growing in Italy. It make us happy because we strongly believe in the “power” of Kombucha and all the fermented foods and we hope they will spread. We also think that it is time to have a good and healthy alternative to soda drinks.

What are your expectations in attending the Kombucha Summit?

We are really happy to be part of the Summit this year. It will be a great opportunity for us to compare and discuss with other brewers and enthusiasts, but also a chance to taste hundreds of Kombuchas. We love it!

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Thanks, Daniele for the interview!

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