Why do people go to Kava bars?

To drink Kava and get away from the type of vile people we commonly associate with booze bars.

I unequivocally condemn misogyny, transphobia, and homophobia. Please do not patronize Kava bars that preach hate, and proactively condemn those that do.



BULA kava fans!  Hope you all enjoy watching this vid as much as we all did putting it together.  As I grew up with the growing mainland U.S. kava culture over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of introducing a many people to my favorite root.  It can be difficult getting into it, and I’d bet a lot of that is because some of the context is difficult to translate into the cultures where it is imported.   I say this with some reservation since I admit the most kava ingrained culture I’ve ever experienced is South Florida 🙂

Kava.  This stuff is great.  Some have found it useful as medicine.  Some drink it in place of alcohol, tobacco, or other vices they would rather avoid.  There is more to it though.  I want to look at what kava represents intrinsically.

I put together a this little project to really try and convey the whole package.   It’s sitting back, letting those eyes hang low, and listening to the subtle sounds of lovely contentment.

The bowl, the shells, the friends, the environment all contribute good vibes to the session.  Its a much more powerful feeling with others around to share it.  Krunk beget krunk.

Heres the link to the mix used in this this vid, curtesy of Nick, one of the co-stars.

http://senor-chuggs.tumblr.com/  |  https://rootofhappinesskava.com/  |  https://www.kavavinaka.com/

Just to clear up any confusion –

I have always advocated for properly labeled Kava. I believe that customers should be able to make informed decisions about what kind of Kava they buy and drink. If a customer wants Noble, they should be able to buy properly labeled Noble. If they want Tudei, the same. I wouldn’t want Noble-spiked Tudei, or vice versa.

Part of legitimizing Tudei is making a clear market for it. If there is market for Tudei, there is no incentive to “spike.” There are enough people out there trying to buy Tudei that there should be no incentive to mix it with Noble. In fact, Tudei can often be more expensive than Noble.

Bula, and enjoy this new chapter in Kava history!