I love yerba mate; locally a new restaurant run by 'hippie' types was finally allowed to open and one of their main things they sell is yerba mate in coffee, tea etc...once again, I try my best to bring renewable container as they prepare giant vats of different blends daily....very cool.
In college I worked at a bakery, and 6:30 AM opening shifts + a 40 minute commute + a no-lateness EVER policy = a life of sleep deprivation. So obviously, drinking copious liters of coffee and espresso was neccessary. I never really drank caffeine before, so the buzz was new to me. At first it was great -- I was talkative and friendly and busted out coffee drinks and sandwiches at the speed of light. After about a year or so of this, I started to get some bad caffeine side … more
Guayakí partners with small farmers and indigenous communities to source mate from the sub-tropical forests of South America. Guayakí drinkers have become a driving force for conservation and community development by paying a fair trade price for rainforest-grown mate.
Guayakí has pioneered an innovative business model called Market Driven Restoration in which Guayakí serves as a bridge linking consumer purchases of healthy yerba mate products in North America with indigenous communities engaged in sustainable agriculture and reforestation projects in Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. Each person that drinks two servings per day of Guayakí Yerba Mate helps protect approximately one acre of rainforest every year.