About

Since 2015

From the owner of BULA KAFE, The ORIGINAL KAVA BAR & COFFEE HOUSE in St. Petersburg comes BULAS 2nd location:  BULA ON THE BEACH!  The dream for BULA ON THE BEACH was built on a little lazy corner on 5th Avenue N. in St. Petersburg at Bula Kafe.  Ross (the owner of Bula On The Beach) remembers sitting everyday, early in the evening at the round table by the front door of Bula Kafe (his 1st Kava Bar), catching the sunset wishing it was closer, until one day he decided to grow his dream and take it to the sand so it could be enjoyed by many.

Bula On The Beach offers the finest of Kava Drinks, delicious Coffee Drinks, and quality Ethnobotanical Teas.  Our Kava comes from the islands of Vanuatu where it is believed Kava first originated.  BULA ON THE BEACH ensures that all Kava from Vanuatu are Noble Kava Strains, meaning they are the preferred strains of Kava grown only in Vanuatu.  These are the strains of Kava that are used in most Kava Bars throughout Vanuatu for its high potency and effects.  Kahwa coffee is locally roasted in the Tampa Bay area using 100% Arabica coffee beans.  Our ethnobotanical teas are sourced to ensure the highest quality.

BULA ON THE BEACH is owned and operated by Ross Kashtan.  Ross’s love for Kava began like most customers in the first few visits to his first Kava Bar: BULA KAFE.  His love for Kava and how it helped him in his personal journey grew so much that he purchased BULA KAFE in 2014.  HE (BULA NATION, Inc.) continues to grow and expand on the principals of his love for helping others with natural remedies to improve their lives!  Ross has immersed himself in the Kava Business so far to have traveled to Vanuatu to learn about the Kava Culture, processing and importation process.  He has an undefinable passion for The Kava Bar business and continues to find new sources for products and improve quality while keeping the original family, community-centric atmosphere.  He now has expanded his search for more plant medicines and has traveled to Peru and Costa Rica to research, and bring back more sources that can help people heal in more natural ways.