Coca Sek: The Real Cocaine Energy Drink?

coca-sek.jpgCoca Sek is a Columbian energy drink made from coca leaves and is experiencing significant growth.

The first batch of 3,000 bottles of Coca-Sek — literally “Coca of the Sun” — was sold out in a rush. Another 40,000 bottles were sold in the next two months — mainly in the southern part of the country. (via Spiegel)

Coca Sek is made by the indigenous people of Colombia as part of an initiative that seeks to raise awareness of the value of the coca leaf and reveal how it is used traditionally among the native people of the region.

The indigenous Yanakona people of Columbia have been safely using coca leaves for centuries to treat and cure many ailments.

What’s In Coca Sek?

Coca Sek has more calcium than a liter of milk, more iron than a plate full of spinach, and more phosphorous than a serving of fish.

The only trouble is that it is made from the coca plant – the same plant that forms the basis of the drug Cocaine. But, when used in a traditional way like a tea or an ointment, coca based products are probably on the same level of danger as caffeine is.

No word on whether the drink contains any caffeine.

Legal Troubles

Also, the Coca Cola Company aren’t particularly amused with their naming rights being “violated”.

We’ve been charged with violating Coca Cola’s rights to the name of its product. We’re not allowed to use the word ‘Coca’ in the name of our soft drink — a word that is more than 5,000 years old and of indigenous origin, and which refers to a sacred plant. We’re going to defend ourselves,” Says Curtidor, the drinks developer.

Also because this drink is made from the coca plant there are all kinds of legal issues exporting it to other countries. Even in Columbia the producers have had conflicts with the government over growing and transporting the raw materials needed to make Coka Sek.

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  • fred

    an article from the miami herald yesterday says
    “The logo on the can even mimicked the popular U.S. soft drink’s curvy script.”

    http://www.miamiherald.com/915/story/102053.html

    coca cola guns down union organizers every year at their plants in colombia, and then terrorizes a tiny indian company. They both started as companies making drinks based on coca or coca derived products. thats like if an american pizza store tried to sue a pizzeria in italy for copyright infringement, or if an italian pasta company tried to force asians to stop making noodles.

  • john

    coca leaves are a blessing from god. all of the claims of the health benifts are true. the only reason there could be trouble is the synthetic drug manufactures could lose money. look at all of the money the indiginus growers of coca have lost. It is time to globalize and recognize the cultures and traditions of the people of earth.

  • COCATEAS

    get your coca tea at Amazon!
    They’re selling it through a loophole in federal law – you can only buy a certain amount per month and they have to keep track of your credit card to make sure nobody tries to buy a bunch under assumed names. The cocaine content is low enough (like .65%) that you would need to buy way, way more than Amazon.com would allow you in order to actually make a useful amount of cocaine.
    you can also check http://www.mysteriousbolivia.blogspot.com for more data
    So yeah. There’s that.

  • Colombiano

    I decide to write just because of the stupidity going on here, the word COCA doesn’t mean copyright infringement you scary coke suckers, and it’s nothing like cocaine u stupid asses is just a energy drink plus minerals, stupid americans!

Last Modified: August 14, 2014