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King Kava

King Kava is an organic beverage company made in Long Island City, Queens that is sold in most of the Wholefoods locations in New York City.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded February 2011
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

King Kava is an artisan, organic relaxation drink that draws inspiration from the traditional kava teas of the South Pacific, but re-imagines the flavors of kava to suit the palette of American consumers. We manufacture our products at the organic food incubator in LIC, and sell our products at a variety of natural and organic stores including Wholefoods.


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    Nick Weston Haycock

    Prior to King Kava, Haycock served as Director of Communications for, a website used by over 100,000 bands to promote their music online. During Haycock’s tenure at, the site received coverage on Billboard, Mashable, Techcrunch and

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    Benjamin Berdan

    A cook with a eight years of professional cooking experience in Boston and New York. Berdan holds a BA in economics from Kenyon college.


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    Dick Gellerman