LAS VEGAS, April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Coco Taps (http://www.cocotaps.com/), a coconut water beverage system company, announced today that it received an organic certification for its fresh coconuts from California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), the leading organic certifier in North America. Coco Taps is the first beverage company in history to sell tapped, resealable unpasteurized water, directly from the coconut, that is certified organic.
The coconut water remains sealed in nature's packaging until the coconuts are tapped in a certified organic plant in Los Angeles. The coconuts are distributed to natural grocers by Albert's Organics, the nation's leading distributor of organic produce and other food items.
"Coco Taps is disrupting the status quo for coconut water," Vince Zaldivar, chief coconut-in-charge of Coco Taps, said. "Drinking straight from a fresh tapped coco improves the taste and nutritional values, with less packaging and a smaller carbon footprint."
World-wide Search for a Coco Tap
After breaking an expensive German knife and almost cutting off his finger while trying to open a coconut, Zaldivar created the Coco Taps Tool Kit.
"I searched around the world for a no-mess, no-stress way to open and reseal the coconut," Zaldivar said. "I couldn't find one, so I invented it."
The Coco Taps Tool Kit provides a tapper tool and reusable cap for drinking directly from the coconut and sealing it for refrigeration.
"Jimbo's…Naturally! is excited to be one of the first retailers in Southern California to offer Coco Taps," Ryan Peterson, Jimbo's produce buyer, said. "Our customers have been asking for a convenient, safe and easy way to enjoy organic young coconuts at home or on the go. Coco Taps brings us simplicity in drinking from a coconut," he added.
Unpasteurized Coconut Water Is the Most Nourishing
Hydrating and low in sugar and calories, each unpasteurized cup of clear liquid inside a fresh coconut fruit is high in potassium and contains fiber. A one cup serving of 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=).
About Coco Taps
Founded in 2014, Coco Taps provides the only resealable coconut beverage system and certified organic tapped coconut water that is available worldwide. The Coco Taps Tool Kit is an easy and safe system for tapping and resealing a coconut to keep the water fresh. Manufactured in the United States, the organic coconuts and tool kits are sold through western-regional grocers. The tool kit is also available online at Amazon, http://amzn.to/1WPbRN6, and http://www.cocotaps.com/. Coco Taps is introducing a new 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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