Let’s talk about bottle caps for a minute. When they work, they don’t get a second thought. But when they fail, they do so in spectacular fashion and become the bane of your existence. As you furiously mop up the previously contained contents from a surface not of your choosing, you think to yourself, “You had ONE JOB, bottle cap, ONE JOB! And you couldn’t even manage to do that right! What good are you? You should be ashamed of yourself!” Onlookers avert their eyes. Family pets flee the scene. Small children start crying.
It’s probably safe to assume that this is a pretty universal situation, if not for a few, minor variations on the details. Suffice it to say, leaks are a total bummer.
We’re doing our part to help curb the spread of leaks with a rollout of new caps for our bottles. These new caps are manufactured in a way creates a better, more consistent seal. We even tested them by loosely twisting a cap on a bottle (full of kombucha, of course) and leaving it on its side for a few days. The result: no leaks!
By using these new caps, we’re hoping to prevent leaks when a bottle tips over for a short amount of time or when being transported short distances. Based on feedback we’ve received from customers, the majority of leaks seems to happen in those two scenarios.
Of course, there’s a catch. You still shouldn’t store bottles on their side. Even though our experiment suggests that you can do just that, we advise not pressing your luck. Save those daredevil tendencies for more honorable pursuits (like doing the crossword puzzle with a pen). And, unless you’re fixin’ for a disaster, DON’T SHAKE THE BOOCH.