Estonian birch sap producer raises €24,000 via global crowdfunding

Different flavours of birch water from ÖselBirch.

ÖselBirch, a family-owned birch sap producer from Saaremaa, Estonia, has raised €24,381 on the crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter, to help the company start producing its flavoured birch sap drinks.

Altogether 141 backers supported the company’s crowdfunding project that has allowed ÖselBirch to start producing seven different flavours – Classic fermented, Classic Sparkly, Aronia, Ginger&Lingonberry, Mojito, Sea-Buckthorn and Rhubarb.

‘’We had supporters from Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, USA, South Africa and Singapore. Besides that, we also got inquiries about our products from South Korea and China. We are so happy for the project’s success and we want to thank everyone involved,” Ardon Kaerma, the CEO of ÖselBirch, said in a statement.

The company’s drinks are available at numerous outlets in Estonia and the company has also entered the markets of the US, South Africa and Singapore where local representatives have distribution rights for their respective regions.

ÖselBirch is an Estonian startup, launched by three sisters and a brother who are all originally from Saaremaa. Birch sap is a liquid that birch trees produce in the spring and is beneficial to one’s health, containing amino acids, vitamin C, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, zinc, sodium and iron.

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