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Our Values...

At Conscious Mind Products, our mission is to delight our consumers by delivering uncompromised product quality and integrity that promotes personal wellness (body, mind, and spirit) while also demonstrating a profound commitment to fostering
a green planet.

 

About Us Who We Are... I have always had a strong interest in food and culinary which led me to the University of Wisconsin where I majored in Food Science. After graduating, I joined corporate America and was fortunate throughout most of my career to have worked on healthy initiatives where I felt I could make a positive contribution. Through one of these initiatives, I was first introduced to kombucha. In talking with consumers, we heard folks, especially 45-65 year olds, talk about the need to detox and eat to live, not live to eat. Kombucha was a solution that was providing them with beneficial results.

I starting drinking the commercial brands and quickly became a zealot! After reading everything I could get my hands on regarding the science of kombucha, I started home brewing as a hobby. Then fueled by my inquisitive nature, I began experimenting feverishly. It quickly became my passion. Hundreds of gallon batches soon turned into two gallon batches and eventually 30 gallon batches brewed in large pots. Our kitchen was a bit of a curiosity to guests with jars of SCOBY’s everywhere and the faint hint of vinegar wafting through the air!

In 2010, I was downsized which turned out to be a blessing. Conscious Mind Products LLC was formed in March 2011 and Karma Kombucha soon became a dream come true. Today we are craft brewing in the centuries-old traditional style to produce high quality, great-tasting, authentic kombucha . Our product is produced with integrity and an omnipresent conscious mind. We hope you enjoy our booch. Drop us a line and let us know what you think.

Susan Fink - Founder, brewer, an advocate of healthy living


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  • Support organic farming and fair trade. All of our teas and sugar are certified Fair Trade and organic which require ongoing audits and annual re-certification.
  • Pledge to reduce carbon emissions on an ongoing basis.
    • Our location is close to our homes so our commute is via foot or bike.
    • Most of our marketing events utilize bikes with trailers for human-powered mobile sampling.
    • We use human power versus electrical/gas powered, mechanical methods for most of our operations.
    • We converted to high efficiency heating and air conditioning systems in our facility.
    • We converted to more energy efficient lighting however rely heavily on natural sunlight.
    • We are evaluating alternative energy sources including solar and wind and continuously assess employing the most energy efficient equipment.
  • Embody the 3 R’s (reduce, reuse, recycle).
    • We recycled most of the construction and packing materials during our build-out.
    • Much of our equipment and furnishings were purchased used and repurposed.
    • Our spent tea leaves are composted and used by a local community supported agriculture (CSA) organic farmer providing a no-waste manufacturing process.
    • The boxes in which our bottles arrive are reused for outgoing distribution.
    • We recycle everything imaginable.
  • Make a positive contribution to the communities we serve.
    • We promote healthy, active lifestyles and support local athletic events.
    • We help organize community cleanup efforts to nurture our environment.
    • We actively promote backyard composting and gardening.