People who regularly drink commercial kombucha are missing out – once you’ve tasted homemade kombucha you don’t go back! The commercial products sacrifice flavour and quality of ingredients for stability on the store shelf and large profit margins.
You may have already read our article that looks at some of the major kombucha brands to figure out which is the best one in our opinion. We found a huge variety in the quality of the drink with some large brands only containing 10% real kombucha!
They are also expensive – if you are regularly buying big brand kombucha, it is hitting your wallet pretty hard. Most commercial brands cost about $10 per litre, whereas the cost of quality, organic raw ingredients to make your own kombucha are about $1 to $1.50 per litre.
If you are a heavy kombucha drinker, which we would define as drinking a bottle four times per week – then you would save about $650 per year by making it yourself.
We’ve prepared the table below to see how much money you would be saving if you bought a homemade kombucha starter kit and made your own brew.
|How often you drink kombucha||
Kombucha consumed in L per year
Cost of kombucha consumed
Cost of homemade kombucha ingredients
Total savings per year with homemade kombucha kit
Once every two weeks
|Once every week||20.8L||$208||$26||$112|
|Twice per week||41.6L||$416||$52||$294|
|Three times per week||62.4L||$624||$78||$476|
|Four times per week||82.3L||$823||$103||$650|
|Five times per week||104L||$1040||$130||$840|
|Six times per week||124.8L||$1248||$156||$1022|
|Every day of the week||146L||$1460||$182.50||$1277.50|
|Twice every day||292L||$2920||$365||$2485|
These calculations are based on the following assumptions – the average bottle of commercial kombucha is 400mL at a cost of $10 per L, the cost of homemade kombucha ingredients average at $1.25 per L. Total investment cost for a homemade kombucha kit $50 for a 3.8L Kit plus shipping fees.