Fam­ily, friend­ship and a pas­sion for or­gan­ics form the back­bone of Auck­land kombucha brand Or­ganic Me­chanic.

The com­pany was founded in 2013 by school­mates Graedon Parker and the late Jason Corliss, who were in­spired by Jason’s fa­ther’s de­ci­sion to start con­sum­ing nat­u­ral, or­ganic food and prac­tis­ing med­i­ta­tion af­ter his can­cer di­ag­no­sis. OM, as the brand is known, be­gan sell­ing kombucha and smooth­ies (with free hugs) at Par­nell’s La Ci­gale mar­ket – where they can still be found every week­end. Jason’s brother, Ni­cholas, and the trio’s other school friends Alex Liew and Ra­jeev Joshi joined the com­pany later in 2013, fol­lowed by friends Lucy Brook­ing and, most re­cently, head brewer Dy­lan Steeples. ORGANICMECHANIC.CO.NZ

NA­DIA would like to ac­knowl­edge the pas­sion and ded­i­ca­tion of Jason Corliss, co-founder of Or­ganic Me­chanic, who sadly passed away ear­lier this year.

Above Alex, Ra­jeev, Lucy and Graedon of Or­ganic Me­chanic in 2017. Below left Ra­jeev, Jason, Graedon and Ni­cholas in 2015.

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