Coconut Waters - Rows 7 - 11
The beverage companies Coco Libre, C20 Pure, Goya, O.N.E, and Zola provide coconut water products that are not concentrated, non-GMO, have no added sugar, and are organic. Of the coconut water products offered by these five companies, only Goya’s coconut water beverages are not free of preservatives. All relevant information has been documented in rows 7-11 of the attached spreadsheet.
To determine the sustainability of each company’s products we searched through the companies’ official websites, their annual reports, product information, official website blogs, articles, and press releases of each brand. However, the only information available regarding the sustainability of the five companies’ products made reference to the companies in general and not directly to their products. As all five companies stated that they are sustainable-focused companies, we broaden the criteria to include each company’s information and made the assumption that since the brands are sustainable, their products are also sustainable.
After an extensive search, we were able to identify the emotional stories behind the coconut water products developed by Coco Libre, C20 Pure, and Zola alone. There was no indication for an emotional story connected with Goya or O.N.E, concerning coconut water. To find this information, we looked into each of the company’s websites, distribution channels, press releases, and annual reports. After finding no details on both the companies’ coconut water journey, we expanded our search to include media reports from websites such as the Huffington Post. While the companies are proud of their history in the industry of food and beverages, there is no mention of a story behind their coconut water products. Through our search, we found that Goya is a Latin American company and states that their coconut water beverages are sourced from coconut variations in Latin America.
It was found that O.N.E is a brand belonging to Pepsi and was originally created in Brazil. According to 3BL Media, the coconut farms in Brazil are a part of Pepsi’s sustainability project. Through this, it was assumed that Pepsi’s coconut farms are the same for O.N.E brand’s coconut water products and are, thus, sustainable.
Coco Libre's goal is to provide products of high-quality hydration, pure, and natural coconut water that ensures their consumers "elevate their game". Their coconut water products were created to fit the modern needs of individuals who experience mid-day slumps, fatigue, or hangovers.
They claim to have the best coconut water across the globe and pack it fresh to ensure they have the best quality. They also stand for their flavor by tasting each batch to ensure its consistency.
Goya's coconut water products are 100% natural, free of cholesterol, low in carbohydrates, sugar, and fat content.
The company claims that its coconut flavored products are highly preferred in the market. ONE's coconut water products are found to be 100% natural and packed fresh from the source. Each batch is tested to ensure the highest quality of flavor.
Zola claims that the hydration products it manufactures are made with plant ingredients that provide focus and energy needed for their customers to stay hydrated throughout the day. The company's beverages are made with 100% natural ingredients.