Discover Baqua Greatness

  • England

    We take our cue from an internationally loved refreshment, Lemon Barley Water – drink of choice for the British Royal family and official beverage of Wimbledon for 80 years. We are Baqua – a nutritional ancient grain and organic juice blend.

    Baqua was born on a family adventure through England where the wonder of international cultures inspired innovation. After topping off a glass of Lemon Barley Water, love for ancient grains quickly sparked. With passion to take an adventure on the wild side, we bring to you an ancient grain infused refreshment.

    A blend of Barley and six ancient grains, plus USDA Organic fruit juice introduces our nutritional empire. We care about you, your health and your happiness. Join us as an activist in today’s health revolution!

  • Northern Europe

    Named after the Roman goddess of agriculture, Ceres, the first mention of Oats occurred centuries ago in Northern Europe. Oats may help lower LDL “bad” cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. Oats also may help you feel fuller faster and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

  • Egypt

    Introducing (drum roll, please!)… Ancient Egyptian Barley. Why Barley? Barley sources the body with Beta-glucan. We binge Beta like you binge favorites on Netflix and HBO! Beta-glucan, also known as the heart healthy fiber, is strongly linked to improving cholesterol levels and controlling blood sugar. It’s the heart that matters most… Let Baqua help you take care of it!

    Bring on the Beta-glucans!

  • Lexington

    Headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, CEO, Sandra Marlowe, and her team researched, crafted and perfected the Baqua ancient grain infused recipe. Sandra partnered with the University of Kentucky’s Food Systems Innovation Center to launch Baqua, the first in U.S. market, a super grain drink. Baqua soon took flight and hit retail shelves. Today, Baqua is purchased and enjoyed across the United States. Together, the Baqua team is hard at work, day in and day out, brainstorming and strategizing new ways we can help improve health. In an era that promotes over-processed and unnatural diets, Baqua is dedicated to helping provide healthier choices.

  • Mexico City

    Amaranth, a Greek word that means “the never-fading” or “one that does not wither,” cultivated nearly 8,000 years ago by the Aztecs. A protein powerhouse and high source of calcium, Baqua helps you “never-fade” during busy days or long workouts. Amaranth is the only grain that is a natural source of Vitamin C. Amaranth helps promote a good balance of essential amino acids and may decrease cholesterol levels.

  • Southeast Mexico

    Chia, originally cultivated by the Mayans, translates in Mayan as “strength.” Mayan civilization believed Chia provides supernatural powers and Baqua couldn’t agree more! Well, maybe not supernatural, but unquestionably powerful. Small but mighty, Chia is an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids, as well as rich in antioxidants.

  • South America; Chile, Bolivia & Peru

    “While no single food can supply all the essential life sustaining nutrients, quinoa comes as close as any other in the plant or animal kingdom.”

    Quinoa, an ancient grain considered sacred to the Incas for its exceptional nutritional value, was believed to increase the stamina of their warriors. Sacred to Baqua too! As one of the most protein-rich foods we can consume, Quinoa offers all the essential amino acids. Quinoa also contains twice as much fiber as other grains, as well as a high content of antioxidants.

  • Greece

    2600 years ago, Ancient Greeks, known for mature wisdom outdating their time, developed a very sophisticated diet. Hippocrates famously quotes: “A healthy mind in a healthy body.” Ancient Greeks believed in the connection diet has on our brain’s thought-process and level of creativity.

    Let Ancient wisdom and power live again with Baqua Ancient Grain Blends!

  • Northern China

    It is believed millet first cultivated in North China. Millet is rich in antioxidants and B-vitamins. Studies indicate, Millet may help lower cholesterol and the risk of heart disease. Millet may also help improve digestive health and reduce signs of aging.

  • Central & Southeast Asia

    Studies show Buckwheat first took flight nearly 8,000 years ago in Central and Southeast Asia.

    Bottom line? Buckwheat is worth a million bucks to Baqua! Buckwheat may help prevent many scary sounding age-related neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease, among others. Buckwheat is High in Potassium and zinc which may help stabilize blood pressure and strengthen the immune system, respectfully so.

    Stay fit, nimble, and healthy with Buckwheat!


Team Members

Sandra Marlowe


Jim West

Business Development

Elizabeth Hardwick

Chief Marketing Officer

Kimberly Jent

Chief Administrative Officer

John Genesi

Chief Financial Officer

Healther Calhoun

Associate Creative Director

Lauren Raglin

Social Media Specialist

Board Members

Bena Halecky

Production Specialist

Leigh McKee, CPA

Audit Advisor Committee

Justin Frederico, PhD

Scientific Advisory Board

Our Story

Baqua’s founder and CEO, Sandra Marlowe, was inspired by the wonder of international cultures after a family trip to England. She fell in love with Lemon Barley Water and was intrigued by this tasty “lemonade” with a hint of grains. Sandra returned home to research and discovered the rich history of ancient grain drinks. First cultivated by the Ancient Greeks, ancient grain drinks were consumed during sacred ceremonies and believed a source of strength and power.

Backed by studies forecasting rapid rise in plant based consumption patterns, Sandra and her five children developed Baqua. Sons, Daniel and Caton, formed the R&D team to test many ancient grains, settle on their favorites, and craft the delicious recipes. With a vision to disrupt the growing plant based market, the Marlowe family developed a tasty and healthy drink. Baqua delivers more balanced electrolytes than leading sports drinks and sources the body with antioxidants and prebiotics, yet includes no added sugar and artificial ingredients.

Millennials are driving a “better for you” revolution, seeking innovation and function in their food and drink choices with healthy benefits for the body. Consumers of all ages are moving away from both sugar sweetened and artificially sweetened drinks. Baqua is on trend with today’s consumers – lower sugar and clean label ingredients.

With three Registered Trademarks and a robust pipeline of products on the roadmap, Baqua is well positioned to attract a new era of wellness focused consumers. Baqua’s mission is to make healthy living tasty, refreshing, and revitalizing. With a vision of building Baqua into a globally recognized brand, Sandra has assembled a forward-thinking team to accomplish this goal.

Baqua, a Kentucky Proud Product, is sold on Amazon Prime, and is distributed throughout Kentucky by Town and Country Foods. You can purchase Baqua in Lexington at Lucky’s Market and Good Foods Co-op.