RENE Archner and wife, Lydia Miller, launched Rene’s Kombucha in April 2013 after friends convinced the duo to retail the range of fermented beverages. Currently sold throughout New Zealand, Rene’s Kombucha is offered in Red Berry, Pomegranate and Lemon variants.
Available in 750ml bottles, René’s Kombucha is fermented for six to eight days, allowing essential nutrients such as active enzymes, viable probiotics, amino acids, antioxidants and polyphenols to form. Known for its health properties, Kombucha is said to originate from China and works with the body to restore balance and vitality.
Unlike other products available on the market, Rene’s Kombucha’s uses organic fruit teas rather than traditional black or green tea and is lightly sparkling. The drink is not pasteurised, making it a functional probiotic. With a strong focus on the Kiwi market, Archner says he has no plans to export the product.
“Our products’ main characteristic is that it is not pasteurised, this makes exporting a challenge in terms of shelf life and also import regulations in many countries,” he says.
Archner is currently working on a smaller 330ml version of the drink, and plans to launch this in the summer.
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