Kombucha on Tap: How Denver Offices are Keeping Employees Happy (and Healthy)

Tuesday, 14 April 2020 14:41

Almost every company offers complimentary coffee to their employees. But kombucha is becoming an increasingly popular drink for its multitude of health benefits. So it’s no wonder why Denver companies are starting to offer kombucha on tap.

But first, what is kombucha and how is it made?

Kombucha is a fermented tea that acts as a probiotic to improve gut health and aid in digestion.

Kombucha is made by adding a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast) to a sweetened, brewed tea. From there, the mixture is left to ferment from anywhere between a week to a month. And the end result is an all-natural, fizzy, fermented tea!

The taste can vary from sweet to sour, depending on how long it’s left to ferment. Fruits, herbs, and spices are also often added for flavor.

Why Denver companies are offering kombucha on tap:

Kombucha might sound like a new health fad or hippy drink, but it’s actually an ancient healing beverage that’s been around for years. Sometimes referred to as the “tea of immortality,” Kombucha can be traced back to China more than 2,000 years ago.

Years later, it was brought to Europe and eventually made its way across the world to the United States. In 2019, the global market for kombucha was valued at over $1.67 billion. By 2027, it’s expected to be $7.05 billion.

Here’s why kombucha has become the fastest-growing product in the beverage market.

Kombucha can contribute to great gut health.

Kombucha contains lactic-acid bacteria, which can have strong probiotic functions. Probiotics are what populate your gut with healthy, “good” bacteria. This type of bacteria can improve digestion, reduce inflammation, and even aid in weight loss.

Kombucha also contains acetic acid, which kills bad, or potentially harmful, bacteria and yeast in the body.

Why does gut health matter? Believe it or not, your gut health can affect your entire body. An imbalance in your microbiome can lead to weight gain, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, and even a weakened immune system. Drinking kombucha can help keep your microbiome—and all the bacteria, fungi, and other microbes that inhabit it—in check.

This fizzy, fermented tea is great for your body and brain.

Kombucha has both physical and mental health benefits. Just like green tea, which is often one of the main components of kombucha, drinking this fizzy drink can improve overall health.

Kombucha can help prevent diseases, improve mental health, boost energy, and lead to mood enhancement.

It’s a healthy alternative to sugary sodas or juice.

From time-to-time, we all need an afternoon pick-me-up. And people often look for an alternative to having (another) cup of coffee. For many, this means switching to soda or glass of juice, both of which are filled with added sugar.

Kombucha can be a healthy alternative for those craving a carbonated beverage. And because it can be brewed with black tea, it can also contain caffeine for those looking for an added boost of energy.

It’s a rich source of antioxidants.

Antioxidants are substances that can prevent and slow down damage to cells caused by free radicals, unstable molecules that the body produces.

Kombucha, when made with green tea especially, can have antioxidant effects on the liver and support cell health throughout the body.

It can aid in the treatment and prevention of chronic health problems.

Kombucha can help support treatment for people with liver disease and type-2 diabetes. Additionally, it’s believed to prevent heart disease as well as the growth and spread of cancer cells.

Healthy employees are happier and more productive.

Healthy employees take fewer sick days, file fewer compensation claims with their health insurance providers, and reduce overall healthcare costs. Offering office kombucha can quite literally be good for business.

So, there you have it. It’s no wonder why companies have kombucha on tap for their employees. It’s great for your body and brain!

If you’re interested in offering kombucha at your Denver company, reach out to us at redcup. We can help you add this fizzy, fermented tea to your regular inventory or get a beverage service started.

What are you waiting for? Get started today.