I did a bit of traveling on Friday. I went from way up north in Kitisuru down south to Junction, all to get some culture. SCOBY culture, that is. SCOBY stands for symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast. Sounds really nice, right?
Why on earth would I want this thing? I want to make kombucha. I finally have a kitchen big enough to start making it. The issue was where to find a SCOBY and some starter liquid. I found my source through Mama Mgeni.
I have been following her blog for a while now. It’s been super helpful in learning about life in Nairobi. J. is not (until now) aware of it, but her blog has been my go to resource on so many things from day-to-day tips to the fact that one can have lunch at the Aero Club of East Africa.
From reading her blog, I saw that she was making kombucha. I asked her where I could find a SCOBY, and she offered me one of hers! So I went down to Junction to get some culture.
Bonus – I got some water kefir grains because she happened to have extra! It totally felt like Christmas!
I’d like to give big Thank You to Tara! That’s so much for all your help, that you didn’t even know you were provide to me, and for the SCOBY and grains. My cultural adventures can now begin!