King of Kefir is Ireland’s and Europe’s first dedicated water kefir brewery using traditional water kefir grains since 2014.
We make all our own flavours from scratch by using only organic plant ingredients, So no additives, colours, flavours, preservatives used here, which can interrupt good gut health.
All our drinks are made using herbal infusions (otherwise known as tisanes)
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 to be fermented in milk products, as 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. It includes a wide range of organic acids, lactobacillus bacteria, vitamins, enzymes and antioxidants beneficial for the gut health and the body.
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 culture of bacteria and yeast) with their own distinctive flavours.
What’s unique about our water kefir drinks?
Unfiltered & Unpasteurised
A good tip is to look for both statements on a label. Many of the commercial fermented drinks are close to sterile filtered, but may make a statement to say that they are “raw & unpasteurised”. This is confusing and even misleading for the consumer as they are not sure about what they are actually buying in regards to available cultures.
Dairy free, gluten free, no added sugar and suitable for diabetics.
Are all less than 7 Kcal per bottle and non-alcoholic.
Natural Ingredients and teeming with gut friendly bacteria.
Bottled conditioned for 14 days so the live culture creates the gentle fizz.
Gluten free | No added sugars | Vegan
No preservatives | No stabilisers | No emulsifiers