Our story

Hi. We are Andrew, Heike and a very naughty dog called Luna. We live in Newburgh in Fife, Scotland where we brew amazing kombucha. We sell our booch in Edinburgh at farmer’s markets in Leith, Stockbridge and Castle Terrace, as well as at select delis, farm shops, zero waste shops, cafés, pubs and hotels in the East of Scotland.

We began life as filmmakers – Heike still makes films but Andrew makes the booch. Back in 2013 we made a movie together called THE MOO MAN. It was about an amazing farmer trying to do the right thing, treat his cows well and selling their wonderful milk ‘raw’. It changed our lives.

Farmer Steve Hook was a trailblazer. Through making that film we learnt all about the importance of beneficial bacteria in our food, why it’s good to keep it raw and about the miracle of fermentation. Researching a follow up film, we discovered the revolution in the understanding of our microbiome and how the food we need is disappearing fast. We met groundbreaking microbiologists, fantastic artisan food producers and great farmers from all around the world. We were inspired and blown away.

In fact we went fermental. At home we experimented with yoghurts, sour doughs, sauerkraut, kefir, kimchi and of course kombucha. And the kombucha just tasted oh so good, and it’s super good for our gut too.

Our gut told us to follow our heart and so here we now are, bringing Buddy into the world .