Capital Kombucha’s Local Brews Are Helping DC to Acquire an ‘Acquired Taste’
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When Dan Lieberman of Capital Kombucha tells people that he makes kombucha, “the initial reaction is always, like, ‘Oh, kombucha? That drink that tastes like s@#t?’”
The healthy but hard-to-swallow reputation of the cold tea drink is something that the founders of Capital Kombucha hope to overturn with their fresh, lightly fizzy flavors.
Kombucha, pronounced kom-BOO-cha, is a fermented tea drink full of good bacteria and antioxidants. The tonic starts with a brewed black or green tea that is lightly sweetened—in Capital’s case with