With nothing but 100% pure coconut water and no added nasties, Beyond Coconut Water pick, prick and pour young, fresh, green coconuts from the shores of Thailand to deliver the purest bottled coconut water directly to you.

Founded in 2010 after a trip to New York, Beyond Coconut Water, founded by Melbourne based Russell Lipton, was one of the first, and is now one of the best coconut waters on the market.

We caught up with Russell to find out more about our favourite coconut water.

Who are the team behind Beyond Coconut water and what made you launch?

Beyond launched in 2010, after I (Russell) traveled to New York Fashion week in 2009. It was there that I noticed models and socialites rehydrating with fresh coconut water.

I noticed a trend, flew to Thailand and from there, Beyond was born.

The team has grown since 2009, and now consists of a group of fun loving, vibrant and passionate individuals.

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What does a day in the life of the Beyond Coconut water team look like?

An average day in the life of Beyond consists of coconut loving chaos.

We have a sales team out on the road, our social media guru creating the best possible content for our followers, unloading containers and constant conversations with our friends in Thailand!

After searching the earth and beyond looking for the best coconut water, what made you decide on coconuts from the shores of Thailand?

Coconuts from Thailand are considered the best in the world. They supply us with young, green and fresh coconuts. These are picked, pricked and poured into bottles ready to be shipped to us here in Australia. It's a natural process, providing a natural taste.

What sets Beyond Coconut water apart from other coconut waters on the market? 

We were one of the first coconut waters to the Australian market. Beyond doesn't have any additives, which is appealing to our consumers. It is 100% natural, with no sugar. This ensures our coconut water is natural tasting, it truly tastes like you are sipping it straight out of a Thai coconut. We also made the decision to only offer 100% pure coconut water, with no flavourings, to ensure we are one of the healthiest on the market.

Can you tell us more about the health benefits of coconut water? 

Some of the benefits include that fact that it is low in calories, meaning you can drink this all day long. Coconut water is also full of antioxidants, amino acids and has more potassium than a banana, making it a nutritious powerhouse beverage for your body.

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What makes coconut water so hydrating?

Coconut water is so hydrating because it is readily absorbed into the body. The mineral salts that are found in coconut water, absorb quicker through the stomach wall than plain water. It is also full of electrolytes meaning you can drink it to recover after a workout, much like a sports drink but minus the sugar.

If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only take three things, what would they be?

A knife to open the coconuts I will be picking from the trees, my Vilbrequin shorts and sunscreen.