15 Jan Following through: Local entrepreneurs forging ahead with innovations
Cross Culture Kombucha
Danbury-based Cross Culture Kombucha is also moving full-steam ahead. It was available in 13 locations in the state when Hearst Connecticut Media profiled the business in August. It is now found in 31 locations, expanding its reach to places such as Greenwich, Bridgeport and Mt. Kisco, N.Y.
Founded earlier this year by Ian and Liz Ceppos, Cross Culture Kombucha is working on securing its own location in Danbury where the fermented tea drink will be produced. Liz Ceppos said the location will also include tastings and a small retail component. They hope to be open in the spring.
Cross Culture Kombucha also launched a new flavor in recent weeks — Black Assam and White Peony — with a few more in the works.
The Cepposes continue to believe strongly in their hometown and their product is available in three coffee shops in downtown Danbury: Mothership on Main, Pour Me and Barrister’s. At Mothership, customers may bring in a refillable growler to take home.
“It’s been busy, but super exciting,” she said. “We’ve seen a big increase in demand and accounts.”