Cocovana allows anyone to escape to a tropical paradise anytime, anywhere. When using the innovative products of Cocovana, you can feel the ocean breeze against you face, the shade of palm trees, and the sand between your toes. We are a tropical lifestyle company currently focused on creating innovative tools for opening coconuts and other fruits, which promotes a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle.
Cocovana was founded by Sheldon Barrett while taking a semester off at the University of Florida after being diagnosed with high blood pressure. Prescribed medications did not lower Sheldon’s blood pressure enough. However, by drinking fresh coconut water he was able to normalize his blood pressure because of its high levels of potassium and vitamin C. Living in South Florida, Sheldon had coconut trees in the front yard, and his father would chop open coconuts for him with a machete. However, being born in America, Sheldon was not trained in the way of the machete and did not want to risk cutting his hand. To open his own coconuts when his father wasn't home, Sheldon created his own tool, “Coconut Twist”.