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Instructor Marika Groen (bio photo)

Marika Groen

Malica Ferments

Marika is a kojiologist, travelling brewer, photographer, writer, and the head of Malica Ferments. She was born in Japan, and is now based in Europe, where she shares philosophical and mythological aspects of koji-making through three-day “Kojiology” classes. In between instructing koji, miso, shoyu, doburoku sake, natto and a broad range of fermentation classes, she organizes an annual fermentation tour with brewery visits, field work, and wild-crafting tours.