LAS VEGAS, May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, Coco Taps (http://www.cocotaps.com/), a coconut water beverage system company, takes its tool kit and taps to Guam in a strategic agreement with Mid Pacific Distributors, Inc. (Mid Pac) to bring branded and tapped coconuts for distribution to the Pacific Islands and Philippines. Pre-tapped drinkable coconuts will debut at the Guam Live International Music Festival on May 29.
Coco Taps will set up a tapping facility and train Mid Pac employees on how to prepare and tap fresh coconuts for consumers. Mid Pac is a distributor of non-alcoholic beverages, beer, wine and spirits in Guam, the Philippines, the Marshall Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia and Palau.
"Mid Pac is thrilled to introduce the first tapped coconuts at this year's Guam Live Music Festival," E. J. Calvo, Mid Pac general manager, said. "We are using the Coco Taps Tool Kit to tap and seal coconuts for easy storage and drinking for consumers. It will be the perfect treat at this all-day beach festival in Guam."
The Coco Taps Tool Kit includes a tapper tool and reusable cap for drinking directly from the coconut and storing it. Tapped and sealed coconuts can be refrigerated for more than two weeks.
"Coco Taps is excited to bring fresh tapped coconuts to Guam with Mid Pac," Vincent Zaldivar, chief coconut-in-charge of Coco Taps, said. "Our taps allow coco water fans in this part of the world to cap and seal clean coconut water in a fresh coconut for the first time."
Coconut Water Offers High Nutritional Value
Hydrating and low in sugar and calories, a one-cup serving of unpasteurized fresh coconut water contains 45.6 calories, 6.3 grams of sugar, 2.6 grams of fiber and 600 milligrams of potassium, according to the USDA (https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/3665?manu=&fgcd=).
"Drinking straight from a fresh tapped coco not only improves the taste and nutritional values, but it also uses less packaging and has a smaller carbon footprint than drinking packaged coconut water," Zaldivar said.
About Coco Taps
Founded in 2014, Coco Taps provides the only resealable coconut beverage system and certified organic tapped coconut water that are available worldwide. The Coco Taps Tool Kit is an easy and safe system for tapping and sealing a coconut to keep the water clean and fresh. Manufactured in the United States, tool kits and coconuts are sold in the United States through western-regional grocers and online at Amazon (http://amzn.com/B01C2A3E6M) and Coco Taps (http://www.cocotaps.com/). Products are also available in the Pacific Islands and Philippines through Mid Pacific Distributors, Inc. (http://www.midpacguam.com/). Coco Taps offers a spirit delivery system to the resort industry with private-label tapped coco cocktails. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Coco Taps is certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council as a Minority Business Enterprise.
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