You may be surprised to hear that coffee beans aren’t actually beans at all. They are in fact seeds that have been taken from the cherries of a coffee plant. There are two main methods for extracting the coffee seeds/beans, each with their own minor variations. These processes are known as washed and natural.
The exact story of how kombucha was created remains a mystery, but what does seem certain is that it arose from the Far East. China, Russia, Korea, Tibet—these are a few of the countries that lay claim to the discovery of this beverage. Regardless of who was the first to stumble upon and consume this remarkable drink, it has been enjoyed in these parts of the world for thousands of years.