What is Water Kefir?

by Natasha Jha

A fermented probiotic drink that has been consumed for hundreds of years, kefir is an all-natural health booster that originated in the Caucasus mountains of Eastern Europe (an area which was once part of USSR). It was made by local pastoral communities by adding kefir grains to milk, producing a curd-like product that was amazing for digestion and immunity. Even today, kefir is known as the champagne of milk because of its bubbly texture and tart flavour.

Pina Colada Water Kefir

Another story goes that Prophet Muhammad gave kefir grains to his disciples, asking them to keep the grains as well as the recipe a secret to keep their ‘magical properties’ intact. The fact that kefir is widely available as a health food today has not been without its own trials, skirmishes (and even kidnappings) to get the valuable recipe for this elixir!

The fact that kefir is widely available as a health food today has not been without its own trials, skirmishes (and even kidnappings) to get the valuable recipe for this elixir!


Although its originators were reluctant to share the recipe or their precious kefir grains, the drink eventually found popularity all over the world, and is widely consumed across different countries and cultures today.

Water Kefir

At Atmosphere, our kefir is made in water using specialised grains that can multiply in water. 

At Atmosphere, our kefir is made in water using specialised grains that can multiply in water. Water kefir is also dairy-free and easier on the digestive tract than milk kefir. Besides being a probiotic, kefir is also very nutritious: it is rich in B vitamins that many of us are deficient in. In addition, our kefir is packed with the goodness of pure fruit for flavour and fizz that’s 100% natural.

 Besides being a probiotic, kefir is also very nutritious: it is rich in B vitamins that many of us are deficient in. 

Water Kefir

In addition to our delicious Pina Colada kefir that’s flavoured with fresh and delicious pineapples, we’ve also launched our grapefruit kefir that’s packed with vitamin C from sweet and sour grapefruits. Great for your health, and amazing to drink any time of day!

Great for your health, and amazing to drink any time of day!

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