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Possibly the best dessert in the world

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Mango-Coconut Sticky Rice There's desserts and then, there's Mango Sticky rice...a whole cut above. If you've ever spent any time in South East Asia and not tried this dish...you're starving yourself of one of the world's true culinary pleasures. Why would you do that? There's variations of this dish all across the continent- Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and they're all great no matter where you find it. But fear not, you don't have to get on a plane, you just have to pop to the market and grab a fresh mango, some glutinous rice and a can of coconut milk. Bring it home and impress your significant other, your family or friends, or...sneakily make yourself a treat and hide it somewhere...

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5 of our favorite things in Saigon

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Relax, have a cocktail

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If tropical cocktails are your thing then you'll want to get right onto mixing this one. The Sundowner is an updated play on a classic Key Largo cocktail. It's fruity with a hint of sweetness, cut by a refreshing fizz finish and a dash of black pepper spice. It's the ideal way to unwind and dream of a swinging hammock as the sun goes down. Save this one for a summer afternoon on the patio with a friend. Recipe below. Cín Cín.     

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Nature's Gift to Humanity

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  Have you heard about Global Goals for sustainable development? It's a social movement happening right now where world leaders are committing to 17 Global Goals to achieve three extraordinary things -- to end extreme poverty, reduce inequality and protect the planet.  Here at CoAqua, we support every goal of this social revolution, but the goal that resonates the most is Goal #3. Good Health & Wellbeing which is central to our brand ethos. This is why we started bottling pure coconut water in the first place because we wanted to provide a beverage that promotes Good Health & Wellbeing.  Coconut water is one of the healthiest drinks available on the planet. In our case, organically grown and served straight...

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How to Greet Guests at a Cocktail Party

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  Cocktails are making a comeback, especially with the ladies who are opting for delicious mixed drinks to help preserve health as well as hangover.   In our cocotails series, we'll be taking you through cocktail party etiquette with tips and tricks on how to mingle like a pro. And with summer fast approaching, you'll soon be ready to throw your own cocotail soiree with confidence. Here's a simple, fruity summer cocotail recipe to get you started. The refreshing quality of the Calada Italia make it ideal to serve to guests upon arrival. Don't forget to make a connection when introducing guests - to help make conversation easy between new acquaintances. For example, "Ann, this is Jono, I believe you both graduated Harvard...

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Serving a Taste of the Tropics in Sunny Nelson

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RICHMOND is located just east of Nelson in one of the most beautiful regions in New Zealand. The area is known as the sunniest place in NZ which is the ideal environment to serve refreshing, hydrating pure CoAqua coconut water. Francine at the Ginger cafe does just that, and we asked her all about it in the latest installment of our cafe series. Hi Francine, what type of food do you serve at Ginger Cafe? Our food is handmade fresh each day and brought to the cafe. We sell cabinet food and food displayed in beautiful glass domes. Our menu changes daily, depending on our customer requests, what's in season & whats on trend. We have gluten free & dairy free food options...

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Bhana Brothers Serving CoAqua in Ponsonby

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Everyone in Ponsonby knows the Bhana Brothers - Ponsonby's longest serving retailer. And now Bhana Bros sells coAqua. If you're in Ponsonby and in need of 100% pure coconut water hydration, drop by and pick up a bottle. We dropped by to ask Prav a few questions about business & the community. Hi Prav, how long have Bhana Brothers been in business? We've been here for about 75 years. Really? So what generation are you? We took it over from our dad and uncle. How many bothers are there?There are four of us, only three of us work here. The other brother is a silent partner. The nephews and nieces don't want any part of it.  Who is a Bhana Brothers customer?  A...

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Sex and the City 2015

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If cosmopolitans were the quintessential feminine cocktail of the 90s, then the CocoVo is today's answer to them. Similar to a cosmo, the CocoVo changes out cranberry juice with CoAqua coconut water for an updated, fresh flavor. Ladies, request a CocoVo from your bartender, or make like a modern day Carrie Bradshaw and mix your own to serve at your next girls night in. Recipe below. Salut!  Love Coco x 

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Best Ugly Customer

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Step through the front door of Best Ugly Bagels and the swag meter hits the roof. Here in an industrial warehouse in the transformed City Works Depot on Wellesley St, a hive of activity is underway. A small army of tattooed hipsters are running a production line of hand rolled, boiled and baked Montreal style bagels.  Best Ugly Bagels is one of the top sellers of CoAqua in Auckland, and judging by the volume of production witnessed on this wet spring morning - we can see why. Apparently, Aucklander's love bagels.  We hit up Amon, the guy behind the counter with a quick three questions to find out more about Best Ugly's bagel loving, CoAqua customers.  Who is your typical coaqua customer? Our typical coaqua customers...

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The Secret Behind the World’s Best Tasting Coconut Water

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People have been asking “who is behind Coaqua?”. Simply answered, it's us, Grier and Steve, two kiwi entrepreneurs who met in a Railay Beach bar and together had an idea: to source the best tasting coconut water in the world and bottle it in glass. 

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