Casa del Agua, Mexico
Forget the elaborate drink menus of wine bars, cocktail lounges, and juice stations; Casa del Agua is a bar where the main item on the cards is water. The first water and tea boutique in Mexico, it produces artisan water that is collected, distilled and purified on-site, and uses rain and locally sourced water to provide its customers, neighbouring restaurants and families with the purest H2O possible. The work of local architect and designer Héctor Esrawe and branding expert Ignacio Cadena, the system combines natural resources with new age treatment. Rain water is collected from the roof garden, then purified through triple filtration, vapour distillation, re-mineralisation and ionisation, before going on to the next stage: a harmonisation process where the water flows around river rocks displaying written messages of love, respect and gratitude. It is then bottled in crystal containers surrounded by natural light and classical music. Visitors can refill their flasks, buy one of the Casa del Agua designer bottles, or just sip a glass on the roof garden.
Puebla #242, Col. Roma, Mexico, DF 06700; casadelagua.com.mx