Take water. Add caffeine. You have just made Avitae, “energy water,” and officially written as “ávitãe” (but with a long dash over the second “a” instead of a tilde, can’t make ’em with HTML).
Avitae’s promise is simple: You get purified water with 45mg of natural caffeine added (putting it in the same ballpark as your typical 12-oz. soft drink), no flavors of any kind, and no aftertaste. For the most part it lives up to that promise. This is very clean, clear water, with only the tiniest hint of a bitter aftertaste present — kind of like the flavor you get when you chew up an aspirin. But seriously, you have to strain to pick that out.
I’m not thrilled about the bottle shape, a cone-shaped design that, when wet (as with condensation straight out of the fridge), is prone to slipping in a floor-ward direction. The plastic is also very thin and makes weird noises when you squeeze it. Hey, maybe that means it’s good for the environment though.
B+ / $25 for 16 500ml bottles [BUY IT FROM AMAZON]