Driftwest Water Kefir

Our Story

In 2016, after years of making and loving water kefir at home, we decided to start exploring the idea of also making it for everyone else! We were surprised by the lack of bottled variations on the market at the time, as to us it seemed the perfect probiotic solution: a live, raw, naturally fermented product without the assertive flavor profile of so many cultured foods and beverages. Making it such a great option for the littles and not-kombucha-fans too! After many, many test batches we dialed in the juice blends and level of “sparkle” that we felt best complimented our cultured water kefir base and here we are – three light and refreshing flavors later, just so thrilled to share our take on water kefir with you!

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Absolutely free of GMO’s | Gluten-free | Vegan | Partially Organic

We source locally wherever possible from other Oregon/Washington based companies such as Oregon Fruit Company, Columbia Gorge Organics, Starvation Alley Cranberry Farm, and Glory Bee.

Grapefruit Tangerine

Wonderfully bright and crisp, the combination of grapefruit and tangerine are accentuated with fresh lemon and lime-all coming together in an extremely refreshing profile.

INGREDIENTS

Raw Cultured Water Kefir (Filtered Water, Kefir Cultures, Cane Sugar*, Sea Salt), Grapefruit Juice*, Tangerine-Orange Juice*, Lemon Juice*, Lime Juice*
* Organic

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 12 fl.oz. (355ml), Amount Per Serving: Calories 45, Total Fat 0g (0% DV), Sat. Fat 0g (0% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 0mg (0% DV), Sodium 40mg (2% DV), Total Carb. 9g (2% DV), Fiber 0g (0% DV), Total Sugars 7g (Incl. 0g Added Sugar, 0% DV) Protein 0g, Vitamin D Omcg (0% DV), Calcium 0mg (0% DV), Iron 0mg (0% DV), Potassium 0mg (0% DV).

Cranberry Grape Raspberry

Perhaps our most delicate profile; subtle concord grape melds with tangy notes of cranberry and finishes with a pop of Oregon raspberry. Our team favorite!

INGREDIENTS

Raw Cultured Water Kefir (Filtered Water, Kefir Cultures, Cane Sugar*, Sea Salt), Grape Juice*, Cranberry Juice, Raspberry Puree
* Organic

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 12 fl.oz. (355ml), Amount Per Serving: Calories 40, Total Fat 0g (0% DV), Sat. Fat 0g (0% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 0mg (0% DV), Sodium 40mg (2% DV), Total Carb. 8g (2% DV), Fiber 0g (0% DV), Total Sugars 6g (Incl. 0g Added Sugar, 0% DV) Protein 0g, Vitamin D Omcg (0% DV), Calcium 0mg (0% DV), Iron 0mg (0% DV), Potassium 0mg (0% DV).

Guava Mango Passionfruit

Paradise found. Floral guava, tart passionfruit, and sweet mango combine to create this dreamy beach-inspired blend.

INGREDIENTS

Raw Cultured Water Kefir (Filtered Water, Kefir Cultures, Cane Sugar*, Sea Salt), Guava Puree, Mango Puree, Passionfruit Puree
* Organic

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 12 fl.oz. (355ml), Amount Per Serving: Calories 40, Total Fat 0g (0% DV), Sat. Fat 0g (0% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 0mg (0% DV), Sodium 40mg (2% DV), Total Carb. 8g (2% DV), Fiber 0g (0% DV), Total Sugars 6g (Incl. 0g Added Sugar, 0% DV) Protein 0g, Vitamin D Omcg (0% DV), Calcium 0mg (0% DV), Iron 0mg (0% DV), Potassium 0mg (0% DV).

Q & A

About Water Kefir

What is water kefir and how it is made?

Water kefir is a probiotic beverage made by culturing water and organic cane sugar with kefir “grains” – a live culture, known as a SCOBY or a Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeasts. Water kefir is often flavored with fruit, herbs, or spices and may contain natural or added carbonation as well.

Does it contain gluten or dairy?

No, water kefir is naturally vegan, and free of gluten, dairy, and caffeine.

Does water kefir contain any alcohol?

Yes. Water kefir contains a trace amount of alcohol from the fermentation process. This amount is under .5%, and is therefore considered a non-alcoholic beverage.

How is water kefir different from kombucha?
Water kefir and kombucha have multiple key differences. Firstly, kombucha is made by culturing tea and sugar as opposed to filtered water and sugar. Kombucha and water kefir also use different SCOBY cultures, and therefore contain both different strains and amounts of beneficial bacteria, acids, and yeasts.
Why is it so important to keep water kefir chilled?
When we say water kefir is alive, we’re not kidding! It’s full of beneficial bacteria and yeasts; and since it’s raw and unpasteurized, all of these are still active in your drink-the whole point of probiotics right? Keeping water kefir cold will prevent it from going into a “second fermentation” which can lead to over-cultured flavors and higher carbonation.

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