hello, we are drinkroot!

We're a tiny team of excited kava enthusiasts who believe in the love of kava tea and sharing kava with the world! In 2015 we started on a mission,

To spread the love of kava and make it accessible to everyone

Yes. we are a kava company, and this statement still holds true. But at the core
- we are and have always been, in the business of helping others.

Over the last few years we've beek working diligently behind the scenes to uplift those in situations struggling with demons of addiction and mental health. We believe this root has a higher purpose, bigger than our little team and community. A purpose of saving and healing, of helping strangers and loveds ones, of bringing those we truly care about back to the world. Our mission is now;

To lift up others through the love of kava ❤️

Thank you for your continued support in helping us grow and being a part of the positive impact this incredible root is making on the people we love who are in pain. Stay tuned for big changes and partnerships we're brewing

From our family to yours, Mahalo! 🙆🏻‍♂️

-Kyle Shigekuni
Co-Founder drinkroot Kava

drinkroot ohana



I have an inevitable thirst for fun and exciting activities. I enjoy surfing, going to the beach, taking care of my two dogs and 30+ houseplants, traveling the world, and meeting new people. As a designer, I believe that art is at the core of each and every one of us. Also, I am a huge fan of Seth Rogen.



I am trained in Inferno Hot Pilates. My favorite types of yoga are hot, yin, and sometimes vinyasa. If I am not working out on the mat, I am out on a hike with my beloved dog Sombra. My next travel destination is Japan, maybe South Korea, and perhaps Monaco for an F1 Grand Prix!


customer success

I am a lover of life and nature. I believe that everything we are going through, good or bad, will always lead us to where we are meant to be. I am a passionate dressmaker and believe that a beautiful dress has the power to make a woman's day. I also often save ants from drowning. Because you know, they also have a life!


founder / marketing

I am a forever student of life and am fascinated by everything, often to my detriment. I am also a research scientist by training so I love figuring out how things work. Lastly, I'm slightly obsessed with furry animals and would go out of my way to feed rats in the NYC subways because they're adorable!

office hours m-f : 9:00am-5:30 pm
(Please note, in-office times during Covid may vary.)

say hi 👋 hello@drinkroot.com

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222 n pch, 10th floor

el segundo ca 90245


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