King of Kefir is Ireland’s and Europe’s first dedicated water kefir brewery using traditional water kefir grains since 2014.

All of our flavors are created from scratch using only organic botanical ingredients by brewing herbal infusions.

We strive to make the healthiest and tastiest fermented drinks in the world without compromising on taste. All of our drinks are 100% natural and free of artificial flavourings, preservatives, and additives. We believe in the power of natural ingredients to nourish the body.

So no additives, colours, flavours, or preservatives are used here, which have been shown to interrupt good gut health.

What is Water Kefir?

Kefir grains are composed of diverse symbiotic communities of bacteria and yeast and we use them to ferment and fizz-up our drinks.

There are two types of kefir grains: water and milk. Simply put, water kefir grains are meant to be fermented in water and milk kefir grains are meant to be fermented in milk products. This is because they both have different nutritional requirements to grow. The grains are small, jelly-like substances that are created by ‘gut friendly’ bacteria. Water kefir is also known by other names in different parts of the world such as Japanese water crystals and tibicos.

This vegan-friendly alternative is perfect for those who are looking for the benefits of kefir’s live cultures. Among its benefits are organic acids, lactobacillus bacteria, vitamins, enzymes, and antioxidants.

There are many other types of fermented cultures from around the world which are used for making drinks such as Kombucha, Kvass, Jun and mother of vinegar and are of course all worth exploring. They all have different bacteria profiles and form uniquely shaped SCOBYs (symbiotic cultures of bacteria and yeast) with their own distinctive flavours. 

What’s Unique About Our Water Kefir Drinks?

A helpful tip is to look for both the words saying unfiltered and unpasteurised on a label.

Many commercial fermented drinks are sterile filtered to remove good gut bacteria and yeast, but may advertise they are raw and unpasteurised. This is confusing and even misleading for the consumer as they are not sure about what they are actually buying in regards to the available live cultures.

We neither filter or pasteurise our drinks.

What are the benefits?

Dairy free, gluten free, plant based, no added sugar and suitable for diabetics.

Less than 7 Kcal per bottle and non-alcoholic.

Natural ingredients and teeming with gut friendly bacteria.

Slow fermented for 14 days in the can & bottle, so the live culture creates the gentle fizz.

 

neil heyes
neil heyes
24 June 2023
We love the water Kefir. Neither my wife nor myself like milk based Kefir, but this really is the King of Kefir’s. The Ginger and Chilli is like a mild ginger beer and the ginger and lemongrass is very refreshing. Definitely recommend, and great guys to deal with too as a bonus!
Stephanie Scanlon
Stephanie Scanlon
24 June 2023
Tried the mint and thyme kefir on one of the hottest days this summer and it was the perfect thirst quencher with all the gut health benefits of kefir. Fair play to another great Irish company. 🤩
Lucy Seabrooke
Lucy Seabrooke
12 May 2023
These drinks are delicious! The Ginger and Chilli and the Cucumber, Mint and Thyme are particular favourites in our house. A nutritious, healthy and non-alcoholic alternative drink with the added bonus of being a natural probiotic, so it's great for immunity, digestion, gut health and more, and of course, a happy gut is a happy brain! :-)) Hard to believe there's so much goodness in something that tastes this good. The new tins are very handy too, which makes carting a load of them home for a weekend treat that little bit easier.
Enagh Farrell
Enagh Farrell
24 April 2023
My favourite drink, in the whole world, is the King of Kefir, Hopped Culture. It's such a lovely refreshing drink. It's a great alternative to non alcoholic beer and, in my opinion, much better than all non alcoholic beers. I bought 12 cans recently online. They were delivered very quickly.
Orla Hanratty
Orla Hanratty
14 July 2022
Lovely refreshing natural kefir drinks. Easy to spot with the colourful informative labels. They even taste healthy! Lemongrass and ginger is the current favourite with Cucumber, Mint & Thyme a close second. Try them - bet you won't be disappointed 🙂
reddy evuri
reddy evuri
11 November 2021
Just tried chilli , ginger and lemon grass ginger , i felt awesome . I can say the taste is perfect and I loved more lemon grass ginger where ginger feels equally with other items which is great. I am waiting for any benefits for my gut which takes time atleast some 12 hours 😂 may be. Will update this comment/review after cucumber mint thyme .
Liliana Curutchet
Liliana Curutchet
26 September 2021
Hermoso para ir a visitar.
Damien O' Brien
Damien O' Brien
25 September 2021
I tried Lemongrass & Ginger. And it's delicious. It also comes with added health benefits. An tasty, refreshing alternative to unhealthy soft drinks.
Áine Mullan
Áine Mullan
26 March 2021
I've been having a few stomach problems and this keffir is like liquid gold it brings me so much relief. 👏 The lemongrass and ginger is my favourite but the cucumber, mint & thyme is also quite soothing. I've steered clear of the chilli for obvious reasons so can't comment on it.

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