Our founder, mark rampolla, fell in love with coconut water as a peace corps volunteer in central america. An avid athlete, mark loved drinking fresh coconut after running, hiking, or hanging out at the beach. In 2004 he left a fast-track corporate career to pursue his dream of bringing the healthy, natural benefits of coconut water to consumers across the world. As a company, we’re on a mission to tell the world that mother nature made a better sports drink, zico pure coconut water. We’re athletes. We drink zico daily & know it works and want to help others make the switch to zico too.