4 Non-Alcoholic Refreshing Fijian Beverages

Fijian-Wild-Coffee 4 Non-Alcoholic Refreshing Fijian Beverages

In the following article, we have put together four locally produced natural beverages that are suited to different times of the day.  As you wake up, take a small shot of the immune-boosting Juice Fiji drink, a concentrated fruit and vegetable combo that will protect you from dusk to dawn. Three natural artesian water brands to take with you to quench your thirst during the day  A trio of coffee brands to have during lunch, and Taki Mai, a natural kava beverage that comes in multiple flavours that soothes and calms the body, at the close of the day with…

Table of Contents

KavaTaki MaiThe Antidote to a Stressful World. Taki Mai provides high-quality Fijian Noble Kava, a natural alter
WaterFiji WaterFrom a sustainable ancient artesian aquifer in Fiji to more than 60 countries across the globe, FIJI Water has been bringing Earth’s Finest Water to the world since 1996
WaterVia WaiNatural Artesian Water from Fiji
WaterIsland ChillNatural Mineral Water
JuiceJuice FijiSourced from Mother Nature & prepared with the intention of ancient wisdom, Juice Fiji invites you to Balance your Body, Mind & Energy
CoffeeBula CoffeeBula coffee not only gives you a great shot of coffee but gives Fijian villagers a better shot at life. We are committed to sustainable business practices from crop to cup.
CoffeeSPCCSouth Pacific Coffee Company CAFE is your one stop shop for EVERYTHING coffee
CoffeeFiji CoffeeThe first ever coffee house in Fiji. We roast our coffee fresh on a weekly basis
CoffeeFiji Wild CoffeeWe Partner With Native Fijian Families To Harvest Wild Coffee Cherries, Dry Them In The Island Sun, And Artfully Ferment Them To Create A Smooth, Delicious Brew To Boost Your Everyday Adventure.
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Taki Mai Kava Drink

Taki Mai Kava Drink Range of 4
Taki Mai Kava Drink Range of 4 | Image: Supplied

Kava is completely natural and comes from the local Yaqona plant, the root is taken and dried in the Fijian sunshine, pounded into a powder, and mixed with water, discovered thousands of years ago by our ancestors, the drink is known locally as ‘muddy water’, a beverage that soothes and calms the body completely destressing oneself from everyday stresses.

The roots of every kava plant contain an active ingredient called kavalactones, the concentrations of these provide the relaxing sensation that will make you feel the world is a wonderful place.  The drink comes in four irresistible tropical flavours, Coconut, Pineapple, Guava, and Chocolate and Banana

Crack open a bottle of Taki Mai. Any flavor will do. When you drink, your lips and tongue will feel a slight numbing effect. All to be expected. Then comes the calm. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh. Taki Mai Promotional Video Fijian Style

Fijian Water

Island Chill Fiji Water Vai Wai Bottled Water
Island Chill Fiji Water Vai Wai Bottled Water | Image: Supplied

When you look around the shelves in your supermarkets, you probably see many different types of water, let alone brands. This can be confusing at times: what are artesian, spring, mineral, pure, natural waters for example?

The three main water brands in Fiji, are Fiji Water, Via Wai, and Island Chill, each is well-established internationally and is ‘natural artesian water’, meaning that the water comes from a well that taps Aquifera confined aquifer; a trapped water-bearing underground layer of rock or sand in which the water will rise under its own hydrostatic pressure above its natural level. Being underground the water remains pure and untouched, avoiding any contaminates. You cannot go wrong with either of these, they will refresh you instantly during your day. VaiWai is a combination of two words from the Pacific… “Vai” is a Polynesian word meaning water while “Wai” is the Fijian word for water too.

The cost of the different brands varies quite substantially, and you are paying for the brand name in some cases, at a local supermarket you can purchase a 1.5ltr bottle of Island Chill for around 1.80 FJD, and the same-sized bottle of Fiji Water will put you back 3.20 FJD. My suggestion is to grab a few Island Chills when out on your adventures and when you relaxing at your hotel or bar, grab a Fiji Water or Vai Wai bottle as there are some subtle differences in the taste. Fiji Water: Where does Fiji water come from Promotional Video | The Story of Fiji Water

Juice Fiji

Juice Fiji
Juice Fiji | Image: Supplied

Juice Fiji offers a distinctive, aromatic, and invigorating fusion mix that sets it apart from any other product you’ve experienced. Its original flavour is truly one-of-a-kind. What sets Juice Fiji apart is the harmonious blend of fruits, vegetables, and Fijian herbal roots, including the unique Warusi. The journey to create this high-quality juice starts in the field, but the commitment to excellence extends beyond that. Growers, harvesters, and processors meticulously follow essential steps to guarantee that the ultimate Juice Fiji product is carefully harvested, transported, packaged, and stored.

This is definitely worth a purchase, simply take a shot of the juice in the morning, to give your immune system a boost of energy. The cost is around 14 FJD for a 1 ltr Bottle, this will see you comfortably through your 10-day holiday. One-on-One Interview with the Founder of Juice Fiji – Video

Fiji Coffee

Coffee Brands Available in Fiji
Coffee Brands Available in Fiji | Image: Supplied

Fiji has two large well-established coffee brands Bula Coffee (Est. 2011), and Fiji Coffee (Est. 1988), with two smaller artisan brands SPCC (2018) and Fiji Wild (Est.2020). Apart from the Fiji Wild brand, they are all freely available across the islands, with the coffee industry as a whole providing work opportunities and a regular income for many remote villages.

Be sure to ask when you are having coffee at a cafeteria if they are using one of the local brands, so you can taste the finest natural coffee available whilst supporting the smaller villages in Fiji. Fiji Wild Coffee: This is our Story and Bula Coffee: An agritourism success story Video

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