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Antje Spors

Co-founder of Coco Symbiosis

Marketing Director

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Roman Devivo

Co-founder of Coco Symbiosis

Managing Director

Our story in a timeline

December 2002
Humble beginings
First shipment to the US with initial investment of only $1,900.
December 2002
January 2003
Fast growth
Start of monthly US import of untreated raw young Thai baby coconuts via airfreight into Los Angeles. Sold during private parties in Malibu and as mail order.
January 2003
January 2004
Now in stores
First untreated young Thai airfreight coconuts sold at Wholefoods and organic stores in Los Angeles and New York.
January 2004
February 2007
From coconut to bottle
First bottles raw organic coconut water shipped to the US.
February 2007
October 2007
Best partner
Exotic Superfoods starts distributing our bottled and bulk raw coconut water and coconut meat in US organic markets, food manufacturers and restaurants.
October 2007
June 2008
Nationwide distribution
Private label for Body Ecology. Our raw bottled coconut water is selling in selected Wholefoods stores all over the US.
June 2008
August 2009
R&D, The next step
First R&D tests with HPP (High Pressure Processing) technology on coconut water.
August 2009
November 2009
Take over
Body Ecology label is taken over by Exotic Superfoods and continues to sell in Wholefoods in US.
November 2009
August 2010
Bitter sweet harvest
Launch of raw HPP coconut water with private label for Harmless Harvest.
August 2010
September 2010
Expodential growth
We become exclusive supplier for Harmless Harvest from 2010 to 2014.
September 2010
February 2013
New factory
New factory in Thailand. Incorporation of Cocos Enterprises International, Ltd and Cocos Enterprises Thailand Ltd. as manufacturing and trading unit.
February 2013
November 2014
A blow to the industry
All raw low acid juices processed with HPP (including coconut water) are banned from US market by USFDA. End of sales of Exotic Superfoods for retail. End of collaboration with Harmless Harvest.
November 2014
January 2015
The world is a big place
Development of HPP coconut water sales worldwide.
January 2015
February 2015
Never give up
Development of bulk further processing market with Exotic Superfoods for US.
February 2015
March 2015
The next step
Start in-house R&D into innovative aseptic filtration technology specifically applied to coconut water.
March 2015
May 2015
Asia expansion
First shipment of coconut water to Taiwan.
May 2015
August 2015
The big player
Start private label in collaboration with Vita Coco under Coco Community brand.
August 2015
April 2017
New countries
First shipments to Australia and Italy
April 2017
March 2020
Milestone
Approval of Symbiosis proprietary microfiltration technology by USFDA.
March 2020
August 2020
Home sweet home
Launch of Symbiosis brand.
August 2020