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The story of ZICO® Coconut Water ; begins in Central America, where, while volunteering with the Peace Corps, founder Mark Rampolla took notice that the locals regularly drank sweet coconut water for replenishment.
Back in the States, in 2004, Mark left his corporate career to create ZICO® Coconut Water, initially selling it out of a van to New York City yoga studios. He couldn’t make it quickly enough; customers were hooked on its refreshing taste and hydrating benefits.
The story goes on to Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines, where our suppliers source coconuts from hundreds of local farmers and work directly with coconut plantations – many that have been in families for generations to bring you crisp, delicious ZICO.
Our story continues with you. We’re passionate about finding ways to help everyone achieve the balance they need throughout the day, and think ZICO’s hydration benefits can be one small step towards that balance, whether you seek them out in your cubicle, at the kitchen table, after a run, or in a moment to yourself.