About Us

Upon discovering kombucha in the late 2000s, our ever-growing curiosity and drive to create led us to explore fermentation and its multifaceted nature. With the simple purpose to make enough kombucha to sustain our “habit”, we embarked on a journey that has taken us far beyond our wildest expectations.

Fast forward several years, we began brewing kombucha commercially out of a food facility we rented. We continued doing so for about a year until we reached absolute fermentation capacity. That marked a pivotal moment for our company when we expanded and began construction on our dedicated craft kombucha facility, which we completed and opened in the summer of 2014.

Fine Feathers Kombucha Co. Long Beach, California. Local. Made with Love.
Our mission is to introduce people to a new dimension of the kombucha experience: offering our signature style of kombucha products that are both very pleasant and beneficial (through the probiotics, enzymes, etc. that are present in the brews).
Fine Feathers Kombucha Co. Long Beach, California. Local. Made with Love.

Our continued commitment to Quality-Above-Quantity and core belief that exceptional kombucha starts and ends with only the highest possible quality teas has solidified our direction as a commercial producer and we continuously strive to ferment with more exclusive and rare teas.     

Since our inception as a company, our focus has remained on staying true to our local roots and growing sustainably/responsibly. We wholeheartedly believe that our approach is the ONLY way for our company to continuously provide the same level of quality in our products, the most direct way to positively impact our community, and to inspire sustainability, innovation, environmental consciousness, and ethical business practices.   

We love being here and doing what we do, and we thank you for your support!

We are honored to be a Recognized Green Business through The City Of Long Beach for our sustainability efforts and business practices.

We are also proud to be a member of Kombucha Brewers International, a non-profit organization that represents and unites commercial kombucha-makers from all over the world and works hard to achieve our common goals in creating a stronger global kombucha community.

From the very beginning, the intention behind Fine Feathers Kombucha was to be synonymous with “quality” and to craft kombucha that goes way above and beyond the expectations and status quos. Our signature small-batch kombucha-making process, unsurpassed customer service and customer appreciation, and the uncompromising integrity in our ingredient sourcing, production, and sustainable business practices attest to our commitment to serve those intentions.
Fine Feathers Kombucha Co. Long Beach, California. Local. Made with Love.
Fine Feathers Kombucha Co. Long Beach, California. Local. Made with Love.

Jay Penev, co-founder

Jay first discovered kombucha while living in Portland, Oregon. He has a commitment to a healthy lifestyle, and a passion for vegetarianism and superfoods led him to spend hours of tinkering with kombucha fermentation and recipes.
As a kombucha brewer, Jay is always seeking to push the envelope by constantly looking for a better teas and his style is perhaps best encapsulated by his own words, which he follows in every aspect of his life: “Failure is far, far greater than a life full of mediocrity.”

Fine Feathers Kombucha Co. Long Beach, California. Local. Made with Love.

Jodine Penev West, co-founder

Jodine is a Long Beach native who found herself and her passion while living in Portland, Oregon. She is a hardcore animal lover who loves swimming, crocheting, and taking care of her many plants. She volunteers at The Cat Cove Rescue and is a frequent cat-sitter.
Jodine handles the day-to-day business of Fine Feathers, while also making her signature Sangria-style kombuchas.
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Fine Feathers Kombucha Co. Long Beach, California. Local. Made with Love.
Fine Feathers Kombucha Co. Long Beach, California. Local. Made with Love.
Fine Feathers Kombucha Co. Long Beach, California. Local. Made with Love.
Fine Feathers Kombucha Co. Long Beach, California. Local. Made with Love.
Fine Feathers Kombucha Co. Long Beach, California. Local. Made with Love.

Questions about kombucha?

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Fine Feathers Kombucha Co. Long Beach, California. Local. Made with Love.

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Fine Feathers Kombucha Co. Long Beach, California. Local. Made with Love.

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