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Cold Pressed Juice and Kombucha- Zurich

I see that there are a few cold-pressed juice cafes in Zurich now, and that a few deliver throughout the country. Does anyone have opinions or recommendations on the fresh juice scene in Zurich? Also looking for a good kombucha or kombucha scoby to brew my own. Thoughts?
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is it a life style or a drink?
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Naturally, it's a bit of both
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Re: Cold Pressed Juice and Kombucha- Zurich

I just moved here a couple days ago and was wondering where I might be able to find a scoby...priorities! If you find a source, I'd love to snag one too. Viva kombucha!
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Re: Cold Pressed Juice and Kombucha- Zurich

Longer term resident in Switzerland: what is a scoby? Apart from the fact that the name makes me remember Scooby Doo??
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Re: Cold Pressed Juice and Kombucha- Zurich

Scoby is an acronym for a "symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast." It's what's used to brew kombucha tea...it sounds gross, but it's magic:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCOBY
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Re: Cold Pressed Juice and Kombucha- Zurich

Are there any good kombucha tea flavour combos out there? I tried a load from Whole foods while working in the US last month and struggled to find one that I could finish
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Are there any good kombucha tea flavour combos out there? I tried a load from Whole foods while working in the US last month and struggled to find one that I could finish
It is an acquired taste for sure. Kombucha is essentially fermented tea. The live cultures that ferment it being from the scoby. Any fruit or flavored tea combinations added just take the edge off, but it will always taste a bit like soda thats gone off. The benefits on the gut and digestion make it worth it, and some are definitely better than others. I find the one at Migro (Carpe Diem, I think? Something like that...) to be too fruity and not fermented or fizzy enough to be considered true kombucha. But I am sure it still has some good bacteria in it too. Worth a try!

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I just moved here a couple days ago and was wondering where I might be able to find a scoby...priorities! If you find a source, I'd love to snag one too. Viva kombucha!
Yes! I'll let you know. Lets lead the kombucha revolution in CH!

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Re: Cold Pressed Juice and Kombucha- Zurich

I read this:

http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make...-kitchn-202596

And I wonder if one might find the kombucha in one of the Asian stores in the area. There is a Japanese store on Schafhauserstr, near the Irchel. I forget the name.

You might also contact Jack at laughinglemon.ch - he knows where all sorts of things can be sourced, and is a good guy to know for food stuff.
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I read this:

http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make...-kitchn-202596

And I wonder if one might find the kombucha in one of the Asian stores in the area. There is a Japanese store on Schafhauserstr, near the Irchel. I forget the name.

You might also contact Jack at laughinglemon.ch - he knows where all sorts of things can be sourced, and is a good guy to know for food stuff.
Exactly! I just need that raw, un-flavored, good quality kombucha "mother" (or scoby) to start my own at home. I may have to wait until my next trip back to CA to bring one back.

I will look into he Japanese store. Thank you!

And this contact to Laughing Lemon is fantastic! I will inquire with him for the kombucha hunt and also for other foodie interests.

(*I tried to figure out how to separate the quotes in my reply, but I am a tech-peasant, and new here... in time.)
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