5 Beverages By Black-Owned Businesses To Try This Summer
By Mariah Bourne
Summer is finally here! There’s nothing better than sitting back and enjoying the sunshine with an ice-cold drink. If you’re like many health-conscious people, you’ve moved past drinks with excessive added sugars and artificial flavors. All featured Black-owned businesses on Good Food Brands offer craft beverages that are 100% natural, gluten-free, and vegan.
Why Support Black-Owned Businesses?
Something feels good about knowing the story behind the brands you choose to support. At Good Food Brands, each brand has a unique story and purpose. By supporting Black-owned businesses, you’re contributing to strengthening local communities and economies while celebrating diverse cultures.
Each of these Black-owned small businesses offers delicious beverages you’ll feel good about stocking up on for the summer.
One of the best parts about this brand is the story behind it. Two coworkers turned business partners, were inspired to branch out and create something fresh and culturally authentic. Kayla and Erin banded together to create Agua Bonita, a 100% natural, non-GMO agua fresca brand. Agua Bonita’s agua frescas are perfect for a hot summer day, with or without tequila. Their Pineapple Cucumber flavor made up of cucumber essence and pineapple juice is as refreshing as it is healthy. If you’re looking for a little kick, try out their Mango Habenero flavor, a blend of mango and orange juices with a hint of spice.Shop Agua Bonita
Liquid Hydration Beverages
It’s hard to stay hydrated in the summer, especially if you’re very active. Sometimes water just doesn’t cut it but sugary sports drinks are not the best option either. Try out Liquid Hydration Beverages. This Black-owned business was created to keep you hydrated throughout the day without unnecessary additives and sugar. There’s no lack of flavor with delicious options like Orange & Mango, Black Cherry & Pomegranate, and Peach. Formulated with plant-based branch chain amino acids, six essential vitamins, and watermelon juice; Liquid Hydration beverages will quench your thirst and give your body the nutrients it needs.Liquid Hydration
Iced tea will always be a summer staple. Inspired by childhood memories of her mother brewing different tea flavors, Ruth Berhane-William was moved to share the experience with everyone. EriTea is made from premium fresh ingredients without fillers and preservatives so you only get what you need. Both blends contain aromatic spices like cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon with hints of mint and citrus. EriTea is currently offered in Lemon and Raspberry flavors.Shop Eritea
WAJU sparkling water boasts big flavors sourced directly from fruit. It’s perfect to enjoy on its own or as a cocktail. Your thirst will not only be quenched by the refreshing citrus taste of Lemon Odessey; you’ll also feel good supporting the mission behind this Black-owned business. Founder Chris Oates has a vision to change the world through sustainable water sourcing. By upcycling fruit water, he has created a water source using a surprising method that is easily accessible but commonly overlooked.Shop WAJU
BONUS - Do Well Mixing Syrup
Although not a beverage, Do Well Mixing Syrup deserves an honorable mention. Currently offered in Blueberry Herb and Strawberry Basil flavors, it’s all you need to take your drink to the next level. Do Well can be added to cocktails, mocktails, water, sparkling water, teas, and whatever else your heart desires!Shop Do Well
Support Black-Owned Businesses
These five beverages (plus one bonus) by Black-owned businesses are great options to try something new while supporting a bigger purpose. Switching up your purchases and trying out Black-owned brands helps close the racial wealth gap. It can also introduce you to diverse products that might just end up being your new favorite. Check out these amazing beverage brands along with our other snacks here.