IN A WORLD OF BORING SPARKLING WATERS, OUR FLAVORS NEVER FALL FLAT.
What is agua fresca? Well, if you’re anything like our co-founder, Victor, who grew up loving agua fresca in Monterrey, Mexico, then you know it’s a classic Mexican beverage. If you didn’t grow up in Mexico and you’re hearing about agua fresca for the first time, prepare yourself for a tasty lesson in Mexican culture.
Traditionally, agua frescas are made with delicious fruit juices such as pineapple, lime, or passionfruit, but can also be floral with flor de jamaica (hibiscus), or even a blend of spices and strained rice water called horchata. When Victor grew up and left Monterrey, he wanted to sip on something that reminded him of home, but with a modern twist and less sugar than the Mexican drinks already popular in the USA.
Before we decided to make our own sparkling agua fresca, we tried a lot of other sparkling waters. Sadly, all we found were carbonated concoctions with hints of citrus, whispers of watermelon, or the essence of the world’s smallest, least flavorful limes. For all their bubbles, they still fell flat. So we made our own, and we made it without compromises.
Victor and Jordan are two friends who met during college in Austin, Texas. As a first generation Mexican immigrant, Victor wanted to bring authentic Mexican flavors and traditions to the USA. Jordan, growing up in Austin, was intertwined with Mexican-American culture and developed a passion for the food & beverage space. Together, they set out to make something they’d both be proud of and enjoy.
The two of them explored traditional Mexican drinks, experimented with different juice combinations, and accidentally exploded a carbonator or two in pursuit of a new twist on a culturally representative Mexican staple. The end result is Bawi. A sparkling agua fresca with the perfect blend of carbonation and traditional Mexican recipes that’s nostalgic for Latinos, and healthier, more delightful, and more flavorful for all.