Today we're hanging out with Courtney - the C in KC KOMBUCHA - who will soon be opening Sacramento's first and only kombucha tap house! Her perfectly balanced 'booch is the epitome of summer flavor in my opinion, and I can't wait until there's a permanent home for her brews in the Oak Park community. Until then, catch her at the Oak Park farmer' s market every Saturday through October and at various pop up events around town.
it still feels freeing to not be tied down to a desk making money for someone else.
How did you get started with your business?
Kombucha brewing was just a hobby for me, a way to trim down the money being spent on buying kombucha every day. The 8-gallon a week madness led us to a new brewery that wanted to put us on tap as their non-alcoholic alternative. We outgrew that space, and are now looking to open Sacramento’s First Kombucha taproom!
What do you enjoy most about being a small business owner?
I enjoy the freedom. Although I work 12’ish hours a day, it still feels freeing to not be tied down to a desk making money for someone else.
What’s the hardest thing about being a small business owner?
The hardest thing is trying to do it all- business and family. The days blend together and we never take as many camping trips as we hoped for during the summer, but I try to find time each day to paint with my daughter and hang out with my husband.
What's the best advice you have for women who are just starting out?
My best advice is to seek out other women in your situation and rely on them to vent to and to celebrate with.
What is one skill you have that unexpectedly benefited you in your line of work?
My background as a CPA has helped tremendously with the business side of things. Accounting can be daunting as a small business owner. You can’t afford to hire someone, so you do the best you can.
Keep an eye on social media for taproom opening hours and be sure to check out KC Kombucha on
Instagram, I promise you'll never regret the coconut/lime flavor!