Coconut water FAQ

Coconut Water Facts & Information

Why is CoAqua sweet?

The simple answer is we get our coconuts when they are still green and young. The amount of sugar in liquid is measured in BRIX, the sugar content in an aqueous solution. One degree BRIX is 1 gram of sucrose in 100 grams of solution. A fresh young coconut has a natural BRIX level of between 5.5 and 6 BRIX  This is measured with a device called a refractometer. Coaqua is BRIX 5.8 so, the same as the sweetest young coconut. Many other brands are less sweet with BRIX 4 - this is primarily due to older coconuts being used. A coconut's natural sweetness peaks at about 6-7 months and after that all that taste has migrated into the flesh.

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

The same reason why orange juice tastes different compared to freshly squeezed orange. The coconut water goes through a sterilization process before going into the bottle. See more about this below. The process is very simple and it means that instead of only lasting 3 days the coconut water is good for a year. 

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 oils and fat.

Does coconut water taste and colour vary?

Coconut waters from different parts of the world have variations in taste and colour. Please note that taste and colour may vary from bottle to bottle. This is completely normal and part of the ‘naturalness’. It is not uncommon for the colour 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 colour is by adding chemical preservatives...which we don't want to 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  organic certification is not possible although we are in touch with the Ben Tre Coconut growers association and it is something that is being worked on.

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.

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. 

How much coconut water should I drink?

We know people enjoy drinking Coaqua but like everything else, you can always have too much of a good thing. Typically, we suggest no more than two to three bottles of coconut water per day.

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. If you find that you are, talking to your doctor or health professional is the smartest thing to do.


Any other questions please get in touch.