It’s been a while since I presented a Real Food Rockstar and am delighted to present Cate Mathers to you this week. Lots of us believe coconuts to be the rockstar of nutrient world, so it just makes sense to feature an innovative, coconut related business owner! Brand new on the market last year, the cocoCUT is a beautiful little contraption that means drinking the water & scooping the flesh of your coconuts is easy and safe. No machetes. No cleavers. No throwing coconuts against walls (although that particular technique did provide stress relief!). No wasted flesh with the ol’ screwdriver stab technique. No BPA plastic… A dream come true!
I will say, you have to ‘push through’ the first couple of awkward times of using it and get the motion. Little half turns. Nothing too hard or forced. Eventually you make it through, and usually it takes less than a minute. Did you catch my video on facebook of me demoing the opening of one? It’s here!
So, now time to read a few of Cate Mathers’ answers in our little interview, and all you then have to do is tell us is your top 2 reasons for loving coconuts so much, and you could win 1 of 2 cocoCUTs that they’re giving away.
1) How did the coconut come about as an idea?
My brother and I were eating a lot of coconuts but I was too scared to open them with the cleaver. We both thought there must be a better way!
2) When did you discover a love for coconuts?
I started getting around 2008 while I was living in NY, they used to have them in the health food shop next to the Bikram Yoga studio in the lower east side.
3) What was your biggest challenge in setting up the business?
There are daily challenges creating something that’s never been done before, but I think that’s what makes it exciting, we are always learning.
4) What are your plans for the cocoCUT?
We just signed with a distributor in the US, which is really exciting!
5) Have you ever timed the fasted cocoCUT opening time?
My record is 23 seconds, My brother can do it in about 15 seconds.
Feel free too, to check out their website here to learn more about their story or purchase one direct. For those of you in the US, they’ve just signed a US distributor. Stay tuned. Don’t forget to give us your 2 favourite reasons for loving coconut and you could win a cocoCUT valued at $29 each, shipped to your door. Winners will be announced on Monday, here on the blog.
Real Food. Happy Bodies.