26 May '15, 3pm

The Mighty Booch: Cascara Kombucha At Scandinavian Embassy In Amsterdam

The Mighty Booch: Cascara Kombucha At Scandinavian Embassy In Amsterdam

In the same way that conditions of a microclimate must be just right for liquid to ferment into a palatable brew, it was a set of Goldilocksian circumstances that led one cafe in Amsterdam to start serving cascara kombucha—a fermented harmony of (usually discarded) coffee cherry husks and a literal clash of cultures. First, there was the host environment: Scandinavian Embassy , a coffee bar and daytime eatery with a humble yet audacious, classic yet envelope-pushing approach to Nordic fare. Second, there was the foreign body: an American on a stint in the Dutch capital, where, thanks to an imported Symbiotic Colony Of Bacteria and Yeast (SCOBY) starter from Prohibition Kombucha in Minneapolis, cafe regular Justin Evidon could keep up his probiotic tea habit in a relatively kombucha-dry western Europe. This past December, the conditions were prime. Scandinavian Embassy had ...

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