When you’re drinking bottled water you can’t always taste a distinct difference between one brand and the next. But Waiakea Water does have a distinct, and arguably better, taste than the other bottled water brands. Waiakea water is sourced directly from the spring around Mauna Loa Volcano. The snow on top of Mauna Loa melts, is filtered through porous lava, and pools in the Waiakea spring where it is collected for bottling.
Water going through porous lava allows the water to become alkaline (it has a ph of 8.8) and pick up many different trace minerals (electrolytes), like potassium, calcium, and magnesium. The water has a tds (total dissolved solids) of 79. Ashley of Closets of Free Samples and Deals writes the 79 tds “gives it a light, crisp taste that, unlike more significant tds mineral waters, can be paired with almost all types of food. It is the particular combination of minerals, especially the presence of silica, that give it its silky smooth taste and mouthfeel.”
Waiakea prides itself in being environmentally friendly and a sustainable company. Its water is bottled in 100% recycled plastic which saves energy, water, and carbon emissions compared to newly manufactured plastic. Waiakea water is certified carbon neutral company because of its consistent low carbon emissions.
When someone buys 1 liter of Waiakea, the company donates 650 liters of clean water to people without access to clean water through Pump Aid. According to Gust, so far this year, Waiakea has put six new pumps in Malawi’s rural area. Since it’s partnership with Pump Aid, Waiakea water has donated 500 million liters of water (source). Waiakea looks beyond providing great water to paying customers.
In 2015, the company showed that they had a 5,000% growth since their founding in 2012. It’s sold in several stores across 30 states in the US. Last year, Waiakea won six prestigious awards for taste, design, and innovation (source). Ryan Emmons contributes Waiakea’s success to its environmental conservation and giving back to the world practices. Learn more about Waiakea water: http://www.newyou.com/health/fresh-volcano-water/
In 2015, the company was valued at $10 million USD and has an annual growth rate of 170% (source).