On August 14th, 2019 at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FTBG), the Rare Fruit Council Int’l. (RFCI), Miami had the pleasure of hosting Counter Culture, a boutique kombucha company headquartered in South Florida. Buster Brown, one of Counter Culture’s founders, along with Laura Sutton represented the brand and shared a great deal of information about fermentation, the health benefits of kombucha, and their philosophy on tropical fruit flavorings. As a home brewer myself, I found the discussion particularly enlightening, and it made me wonder if perhaps making kombucha is more art than science.
Don’t get me wrong, there’s a fair amount of science in play because kombucha, by definition, is a Read More
It’s mango season and we just can’t get enough of them. Small, big, yellow, green, mangoes comes in so many shapes and sizes; there are over a thousand varieties of mango, each sporting a unique look, feel, and flavor. With all the variety, it’s no wonder some regard mango as the king of all fruits.
Mangoes originated over 4,000 years ago in India where they are considered a symbol of life, and were introduced into Southeast Asia about 2500 years ago. Today you will find both Indian and Asian cultivars of mango available for sale worldwide.
Those of you lucky enough to have Read More
If you grew up in the tropics you know: a guava is perfectly ripe when you can smell it without even putting it to your nose; some you can detect from across the room. They taste is uniquely tropical, almost a combination between a strawberry and a pear. The soft flesh surrounds hundreds of hard little, edible seeds - don't bother to chew them. Its juice is frequently referred to as "the nectar of the gods."