Aqua Kefir, also known as Water Kefir, is a probiotic beverage similar to kombucha that is made with water kefir grains or Tibiscos. It sounds super mad scientist, but actually people have been brewing kefir for centuries for its health benefits, and deliciously fizzy taste that is more full-bodied than seltzer, but less intense than kombucha. I started brewing it in 2010, and couldn't believe it was naturally fizzy, and amazing for you.
A quick Google search will turn up many health claims for water kefir, curing everything from acne to cancer. Touted as the next Kombucha, kefir has been showing up on retail shelves across the country, and it also very easy to make at home using a basic kefir kit, some swing tops, and whatever flavors you like.
Want to get brewing? Here are some of our favorite kefir kits that make it super easy to brew at home.
Water kefir is filled with B-vitamins and works by balancing the microflora in your body. It's also been known to help people with yeast infections, indigestion, obesity, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s Disease, skin disorders---the list it goes on and on.
Oh, and the best part? It turns out fizzy like soda pop. Yes, you can make your own sodas, and they are actually good for you!
We started Kefir Pop, one of the first bottled kefir companies in the country to bring this amazing beverage to the masses and created this site to share our favorite resources, recipes and brewing tips. Read our story here. And, happy brewing!