The food factory

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Kombucha Iceland

Matís operates a so-called food workshop. The food factory is in fact a kitchen and processing facility with a variety of equipment, appliances and utensils available so that it is possible to carry out a variety of food processing in the facility. Processing may take place provided that it has obtained the required operating license or certification.

Two of the entrepreneurs who have worked on their projects at Matarsmiðjan are Ragna Björk Guðbrandsdóttir and Manuel Plasencia Gutierrez at Kombucha Iceland. 

The couple Ragna Björk and Manuel founded the company Kombucha Iceland to manage their production of various varieties of kombucha drinks in 2016. They already had considerable experience in the making of beverages, but Manuel, who is from Cuba, had been experimenting with fermenting various foods and drinks. here in Iceland, as is the tradition in his childhood home in his home country, for several years.

Kombucha is basically a tea that is fermented according to the rules of the art. Tea is poured, but Ragna and Manuel use five types of high-quality organic tea leaves and Icelandic water. Under the right temperature conditions and with the help of organic sugar, the fermentation begins and it initiates a process that fills the drink with a variety of health-promoting compounds, beneficial bacteria and vitamins. Kombucha is therefore considered very good for health and not least for the intestinal flora and digestion. The drink is naturally carbonated and has a pleasant sour-sweet taste.

In the production, the couple have strived to have as many ingredients as possible in the drink fresh, organic and preferably Icelandic if possible. Kombucha Iceland is available in many flavors, such as cranberry flavors, but the family usually goes to Borgarfjörður to pick berries for beverage production. You can also get beetroot, glowaldin, rhubarb and vanilla flavors as well as the original flavor that has many fans. Kombucha is a health-promoting and refreshing drink that can be enjoyed on most occasions. It contains caffeine from tea and carbon dioxide due to the fermentation, and commentators have said that it is suitable for beating sugar cravings and as a substitute for soft drinks or alcohol.

Further information about Kombucha Iceland can be found on their website,