Evian water is a popular type of mineral water made in France. The company was founded in 1829 and draws the water for its Evian Bottled Spring Water from the south shore of Lake Geneva near the Evian-les-Bains. The company's water is filtered by glacial sand in the Alps, making it more pure than water from a lake or the tap.
Evian and Other International Waters
Evian's spring was originally discovered by the Marquis of Lessert, who sipped the water in 1789 during a walk. The marquis claimed his kidney and liver problems got better when he drank the water and took walks. The water was first sold in glass bottles in 1908, and the brand entered the United States 70 years later.
Evian is not the only famous international brand of water widely available in America. Fiji bottled spring water has been sold in the United States since 1997, a year after the company was formed. The bottled water comes from an artesian aquifer in the Fiji Islands in the valley of Viti Levu that is in the Nakauvadra Mountains.
Fiji water is purportedly so delicious because it is purified using volcanic sulfur as it moves across the Pacific Ocean by the trade winds. Fiji claims its bottled water is even more delicious because its bottling process does not allow the water to come in contact with people or air, a process that reduces the prospect of contamination.
Coffee For Less is an online retailer that specializes in beverages like bottled water, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. The company sells Evian water and Fiji bottled water on its website.