Trained in architecture, moved by health.
My name is Milan and I come from a background in American studies and architecture so building community has been a lifelong passion of mine, but in brewing kombucha, I came to see community through a different lens.
It's been said that "wellness has a race problem", and I think that problem is multi-pronged. Representation, access, and barriers to entry.
I created Cultured Kombucha because I love brewing and drinking kombucha, but also because I wanted to tackle some of those barriers to wellness. Cultured Kombucha was created to be a tribe; a tribe of healthy bacteria conspiring for your good, a tribe of positive and supportive people looking to better themselves and those around them, a tribe of people looking to affect positive change in black and minority communities. We're brewing for the culture.
Want to learn more about Cultured Kombucha and the story behind the brand? Check out these podcast interviews highlighting our story. You might even find a new favorite show!
Studio78 Podcast - Episode #74 - Building a Community Around a Beverage Brand
Edible Activists Podcast - Episode #013 - Spicin' Womenpreneurs
Balanced Black Girl Podcast - Episode #23 - Kombucha for the Culture
Washington City Paper - Milan Jordan Wants a Broader Audience to Drink Kombucha
Capitol Standard - This Cool Kombucha Brand is Made Exclusively in DC
The Story Exchange - Raising Money to Bring Kombucha to Communities of Color
Photo credit: Angelica Tellez