Help launch a Kombucha Brewery in the Highlands

by Goodie Guts Ltd in Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom

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This project will only be funded if at least £50,000 is pledged by 5th February 2021 at 5:00pm

All-or-Nothing; help us get our Kombucha brewing in the Scottish Highlands so you can look forward to treating your immune system!

by Goodie Guts Ltd in Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom

Who Are We?

Hi everyone! 

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I'm Clara, 29 years old and the founder of Goodie Guts Ltd! I have been working in the hospitality industry for 10 years now so you can rest assured that my customer service and accountancy skills are spot on!

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This is Vanille, who will be working with me. She's younger but wiser than all of us, and the one making all these cool drawings you can see! Needless to say she's the creative one! 

We are both Frenchies that have been living in the Scottish Highlands for 2 years now and whom are planning to stay forever!

What's Our Goal? 


We want to bring fermented foods to the Scottish Highlands. Make sure the community has a healthy immune system so it can be prepared to fight nasty bacteria and viruses (especially roaming in winter).

Kombucha is our main product for the first year and the idea we are promoting to you today. But if all goes well, there will be much more in the years to come; sauerkraut, kimchi, kvass, fermented relishes, sourdough brownies etc. 

Treat your gut to help your immune system! Our £20 reward features the book that changed my life: 

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What Is Kombucha? 


It's a cold drink made by fermenting tea, that helps improve general intestinal well-being and thus helps your immune system. The most popular legend places the origin of Kombucha in China about 2000 years ago, whilst the first records of the beverage are from 19th-century-Russia. I like to think that both are true and that wherever it originated from, it serves everyone's health in the same way by providing:

- Probiotics: goodie bacteria that will help you fight badie bacteria

- A better digestive system: yummy necessary enzymes 

- Antioxidants (especially from the green tea that we brew with)

- Help to prevent lifestyle diseases like joint and heart problems

Remember that nothing is good in excess, but I recommend a 300ml glass every morning to guarantee a good physical and mental health.

I sure did have a happier and healthier lockdown with my daily dose! 

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What's Clara's Personal Kombucha Story?


1609715138_img_0869.pngKombucha became part of my daily routine about a year and a half ago. Vanille was talking about the Kombucha she was buying from a health shop and promoted it as being "really tasty & with true health benefits". I had read the bestseller Gut by Giulia Enders and was already sold on fermented foods and the stomach being our second brain! So when I tried Kombucha that day and felt it's benefits a few days later, I was immediately sold!

1609416538_img_0860.pngMy partner and I were in Tasmania, Australia at the beginning of 2020 and we thought it was paradise. You might think it must be because of the perfect beaches and the cute wallabies? No (well a little bit but...)! It was the dedicated fridges that every shop had for Kombucha! Our minds were blown by the endless selections of brands and flavours...and them being accessible everywhere we went...YAY!

I was so inspired and intrigued that I bought my own Tasmanian SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast ) at a farmers market in Hobart and brewed my first booches (brews) there, having fun experimenting with it. We lived in an attic space and it was soooo warm, our first booch was super-explosive.

And yes, when we had to fly back to Scotland because of Covid 19, we could not leave that beautiful SCOBY behind*...

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*Please note that if you put the SCOBY in your partner's suitcase and it explodes, your partner will have vinegar-smelling clothes for a while...

Now being back in the Scottish Highlands, I had access to some of the world's finest water! My brews became so much better for it and I realized that a lot of Highlanders weren't aware of what Kombucha was or what it could do for you. With all the hillwalkers here and the evidence of a community that is looking after its health, I started wanting brewing on a larger scale to give away to local friends. I bought a 15L oak-barrel and BAM, got my first delicious barrel-brewed booch about 14 days later (ok, my partner and I drank it all but we did give most of the second booch away...). 

It's after receiving extremely positive feedback that I got the confidence to start a business from it, so I started doing research on the market and the possibility of opening a brewery...


Why Trust Us? What Do We Believe In?

We believe that a lot of small actions can play a big part in creating an eco-friendly, sustainable, ethical and organic startup that plays its part in the local economy. Kombucha is our main product for the first year, but as soon as possible we will get heaps of different fermented goods for yous to try and give your advice on! It's not just about a product, it's a way of life. 

We are genuinely passionate about fermented foods and what they can do to maintain a healthy immune system. At home, I personnaly make sourdough bread, sauerkraut, kimchi, sourdough brownies and crackers...(Tricking yourself into thinking you are being healthy is not a crime...right?)

We promise to always do the best we can to be transparent about what we brew and how we brew it! 

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There's nothing we value more than your trust! 


What's The Target Breakdown?


I need £25,000 for equipment, and £25,000 for the first 2 months of working capital and maintaining a positive cashflow! 

If we get into the stretch target of £65,000 (which would be so amazing), then we can buy more barrels to brew Jun Tea in (Tea fermented with organic honey instead of organic cane sugar - yay!) and get semi-automatic equipment (for bottling and labelling) which would make our lives way easier! We also may have the money to get a bottle sanitizer, which means we can reuse bottles you've drank from, and make you pay only for the Kombucha!

....I'll also buy a coffee machine so we can stay awake all night! That will put Vanille's barista skills and my coffee-binge-drinking skills to use ;)

If you need more information about the above statements, please don't hesitate to contact me and I'll be happy to share some of my financial projections with you.


How Do You Get Rewarded For Your Support? 


Goodie Guts' journey can only start with your help and support!

Remember, it's an All-or-Nothing campaign, so you will get your money back if Goodie Guts does not see the light of day. But if all goes well, we want to make sure you are receiving fair rewards for believing in us! We have honestly tried to make eco-friendly rewards that will let you experience our awesome Kombucha as well! 

Take a look at the different options below, and if you have any questions or don't find what you are looking for, you can contact me at anytime!

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You're outside of the UK and want to help us? You want to give an amount that is not already mentionned above? Everything is possible! Contact me through this page so we can come up with something that suits us both :)


What's Left To Say? 


You rock! 

Thank you so much for taking the time to read our story. Thank you for believing in us and doing wathever you can to help!

If you cannot afford to give anything, just remember that it would help us a lot if you were to share our vision on social media or even talk to your family and friends about it. Or your boss, or your coworker, or a person walking behing you in the street! ;) 

Any sort of help is welcomed just now. We thank you in advance and hope everyone stays safe and well!  

Bisous,

Clara & Vanille x

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£100 or more

The Featured

You'll be on the Wall of Honour, get all the eco-friendly goodies and...14 bottles of Kombucha! You'll be able to mix and match once we officially announce the lovely flavours of our brews :)

£10 or more

Every Quid counts!

Give anything from £10! We'll hand-paint you name on the Wall of Honour of our Brewery! You will also have a vote counts double; everytime we are thinking of launching a new flavour or product. Your voice will be the first heard and be of double value compared to the rest of the folk voting on social media. And a code for free UK shipping on your first order! More than £10? Contact me!

£20 or more

£20 Reward

You will receive the ebook "Gut" written by Giulia Enders! It's a bestseller that has been shortlisted for the 2016 British Book Industry Awards. It's a beautiful book written to make gut knowledge accessible to the general public! Highly recommended and soon to be in your pocket :)

£50 or more

Eco-friendliness

This features a Goodie Guts' tote Bag and Stainles Steel Thermos (500ml ) that will be filled with our finest booch! These bottles are awesomely insulated to maintain the temperature of any type of liquid whatever the weather! Try our oak-barrel booch and help save the planet! Of course, you'll also be on our Wall of Honour :)

£250 or more

Yummy 2-month-subscription

Above all, you will get a 2 month subscription to our Kombucha! I personally have a bit less than 300ml every morning, which means that I am planning to send to you the equivalent of 24 bottles a month :) You'll be able to get the subscription whenever suits when it becomes available, and pick the flavour you want!

£500 or more

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Let's party

Above all, we would also like to personally invite you for a tour of the brewery, followed by a cocktail party (just outside Inverness). You'll be able to taste the booches, give your opinion, make pre-orders and learn how to brew at home if wanted. We are two French women so we can guarantee excellent cheeses at the cocktail! Come meet us as soon as safe to do so.

£1,000 or more

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Invest in Goodie Guts

Be a lender! We will pay you back monthly with 5% interest. Please contact me through this page so we can plan your repayments together. We will be able to start repaying you after 1 year of trading (maybe even before) and the repayment terms will be set according to the amount of your loan :)

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