CH25: Douglas Riboud + Justin Guilbert

How a whole new way of doing business started with coconut water

When Douglas Riboud and Justin Guilbert founded Harmless Harvest in 2009, the idea was simple enough: Make great coconut water that tastes as much like the real deal as possible. “At the end of the day, what we’re trying to do is stay true to the ingredients,” explains Riboud, recently returned from Thailand, the site of Harmless Harvest’s groves. But keeping the 100% raw, organic …

Purity Coconut Water

Organic hydration in an eco-friendly powdered mix

Powdered varietals of anything can be a bit hit-and-miss. As coconut water aficionados, we approached YogaEarth‘s “Purity” coconut water with a due degree of skepticism. While it didn’t quite live up to other fresh offerings, the mix was met with unanimous approval. Powder—while not the sexiest of states—has the advantage of extended shelf life, commuter-friendly packaging and a lower ecological footprint since you’re transporting powder …