FAQ

Coconut Water Facts & Information

Why is Coaqua sweeter?

Sugar is naturally present in coconut water. Technically speaking a fresh green coconut can have up to 5.8 grams of natural sugar per 100ml of water. This occurs at 6 months of its life cycle, after that the sugar levels drop. It's sort of food for the nut itself. Non-technically speaking it's because we use young coconuts.

Are your bottles recyclable?

The long-lasting nature of glass means that glass can be recycled forever. It never wears out as a raw material, so old bottles, and jars can be remanufactured into new glass containers over and over and over again. We are rigidly opposed to single-use plastic bottles. Not only is glass 100% recyclable and not only do things taste better in glass but most importantly perhaps, glass is not filling our oceans. Plastics are.

I opened my bottle and the water was fizzy

It happens sometimes. There are no preservatives in our coconut water. A tiny amount of oxygen has found it's way inside and the water has oxidized. Please email us directly and we'll refund you or send you a replacement bottle.

Why does coconut water not taste exactly the same as a raw coconut?

The same reason why orange juice tastes different compared to a freshly squeezed orange. The coconut water goes through a sterilization process before going into the bottle, this changes the flavor profile. Think of how caramelizing sugar changes the taste profile of sugar. Sort of the same thing.

Is there a difference between coconut water and coconut milk?

There certainly is a big difference. Coconut water is the clear, electrolyte-rich liquid from inside young coconuts and contains no fat and no cholesterol. On the other hand coconut milk, is produced from grating the “meat” of older, brown coconuts: a white, rich liquid containing both oils and fat. 

Does coconut water taste and color vary?

Coconut waters from different parts of the world have variations in taste and color. Please note that taste and color may vary from bottle to bottle. This is completely normal and part of the ‘naturalness’. It is not uncommon for the color to shift from a milky white to a yellowish hue. This is due to variations in temperature, UV exposure and naturally occurring processes in the water. The only way to ensure 'exact' unchanging color is by adding chemical preservatives...which we don't do.

Is it organic?

All coconut plantations are basically organic, however, all farms are not certified organic. We source our coconuts from many small farms in Southern Vietnam. Currently, it would be very tricky for these small farms to get organic certification. We are working towards organic certification but like everything in life...it takes some time.

 

Do you pasteurize your coconut water?

Yes. 

How long after I open CoAqua does it stay fresh?

If you open a Coaqua and don’t finish drinking it, put it in the fridge and drink it within 24-48 hours. Coconut water and air tend to not mix so well.

Is CoAqua gluten free?

It’s true, our coconut water is totally gluten-free.

Can I be allergic to coconut water?

Like any other food, there is a chance that you could be allergic. Talking to your doctor or health professional is likely the smartest thing to do.