PREMIUM BY NATURE
Completely isolated from the rest of the world, Waiākea® offers purity in its ultimate form. 2,400 miles from the nearest industrial landmass and surrounded by 10 million square miles of ocean, Waiākea® is completely isolated from the rest of the world, originating in Hawai’i through both snowmelt and rain on the pristine snowcapped peak of the active Mauna Loa volcano, one of the purest environments on Earth. Waiākea® is then filtered through thousands of feet of porous lava rock before re-emerging at its source, located at the eastern base of the Mauna Loa volcano in a secluded area surrounded by rich and bio-diverse forest preserves.
This incredible environment and unique process gives Waiākea® an award winning tasting profile that has been embraced and loved by foodies everywhere for its distinctive taste and terroir. From traditional Hawaiian poi, to a Caprese salad or even sushi, Waiākea® compliments almost any dish. This taste and terroir are determined by its Minerality, Orientation, Virginality and Vintage.
Waiākea has a TDS of 110 that 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.
The orientation of water is its pH. The pH (for “potential hydrogen”) measures a substance’s level of acidity or alkalinity.
With a pH of about 8.2, Waiākea lacks any sour or acidic taste that lower pH waters offer. This unique, naturally alkaline pH is most likely what gives Waiākea its very slight “hint of sweet” aftertaste that loyal Waiākea drinkers praise it for.
Virginality indicates how protected a water is from its surroundings. It is determined by the water’s level of nitrate. Nitrate is easily carried through soil by water, and this contamination may come from fertilizer, animal waste products, decaying plant matter, septic tanks, etc.
Waiākea’s unique volcanic filtration process keeps these harmful contaminants away, giving it a superior rating in virginality with a nitrate level of only .59 mg/l.
Vintage indicates the age of the water before it is sourced. Waiākea is a young water that is constantly flowing and takes less than 30 days to arrive from where it originates on the Mauna Loa volcano.
Very young waters like Waiākea don’t have much time to absorb as many minerals, nor contaminants as mentioned above, and thus it lends it a light, crisp, and clean taste.