The Bridge That Karma Cola Built

Just a year after we made the first bottle of Karma Cola sales of the drink have enabled the construction of a bridge in Boma, Sierra Leone where the name ingredient comes from. This little film was made when we visited the people in Boma to check out the bridge that Karma Cola built. 

Every day the world consumes more than 1.7 billion cola drinks. Not many, if any, of these contain the name ingredient; cola. These days cola is a flavour that can be made in a laboratory.

Originally cola flavour came from the cola nut discovered in West Africa where it is still used socially and in religious rituals. Ironically the Mende people, who grow and harvest cola nut, have  a saying that sounds a lot like an advertising jingle ‘he who brings cola, brings life’. They’ve been saying this for thousands of years.

When we began thinking about making food and drink that would benefit the people who grow the ingredients, the land and the people who consume them we thought a bit about karma and the concept of cause and effect. Karma Cola sounded like a great name for a drink made with fairly traded, organic ingredients so we searched to find out more about cola and the people who traditionally grow harvest the nuts.

That search led us all the way to Boma in Sierra Leone and introduced us to a host of wonderful people. Those places and people are in this video. What goes around comes around.
Drink No Evil

Drink No Evil

We’ve magically combined all these ingredients to bring you a drink that tastes good and is good for the land, good for the people who grow the ingredients and as good for you as a fizzy drink ca...

Good. To Go.

Good. To Go.

It’s about time we stopped playing hard to get. Now you can take the best-looking drinks in town home.

Saved By Air Kisses and Motorcycle Mamas

Saved By Air Kisses and Motorcycle Mamas

The two years of the Ebola crisis turned Sierra Leone upside down but surprisingly some good came out of such troubled times - as reported from th...

Laneway Music Festival

Laneway Music Festival

Nobody was safe from our Karma Cooler team at Laneway Festival this year.

MORE 

Subscribe to newsletterClose

If you give us your name, email and suburb we can keep you updated on new stores, news and other fun banana stuff