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VISIT 3 GUAYAKI YERBA MATE PROJECTS
GUAYAKI BUSINESS MODEL EXPLAINED
Guayakí’s MARKET-DRIVEN-RESTORATION business model directly links our customer’s purchases to our partner farming communities in the South American Atlantic Rainforests. Guayakí’s partners sustainably harvest organic yerba mate from rainforest grown cultivations and reforestation projects, generating a renewable income stream which enables these communities to improve their lives and restore their lands. Learn more here.
The uplifting and nourishing choice of health-minded individuals, yerba mate boasts 24 vitamins and minerals, 15 amino acids and abundant antioxidants. Yerba mate is also known for its adaptogen-like qualities, which include reducing the effects of occasional stress.
Of the six commonly used stimulants in the world, yerba mate, coffee, tea, kola nut, cocoa and guarana, yerba mate, with naturally occurring caffeine, triumphs as the most balanced, delivering both energy and nutrition.
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Place yerba mate in the French press. Add hot water and steep for 3-10 minutes. We recommend using 1-2 tbsp of loose mate per cup. First, moisten the mate with cool water to protect the nutrients and flavor, then ADD HOT (NOT BOILING) WATER.
Place yerba mate in filter basket, then brew. We recommend using 1-2 tbsp of loose mate per cup. First, moisten the mate with cool water to protect the nutrients and flavor, then run the machine as usual.
Yerba mate brews well in most espresso makers. Place 1-2 tbsp of loose mate in a double espresso portafilter. Pull a long shot for a total of 4 oz. Great for making mate lattés.
Mate Latte Recipe:
Brew an 8 oz. cup of Guayakí Yerba Mate. Add sweetener (sugar, honey, or maple syrup) to taste and 4 oz. of steamed milk of choice. Top off with milk foam. Makes a 12 oz. latté.
Yerba mate is traditionally prepared in a gourd and shared among a circle of friends. Welcome the moments of community born of your own mate circle.
I have been buying Guayaki since 2008 and LOVE the quality and taste. It's the perfect combination of fine powder cut which gives the kick and depth, with larger cut which smoothes it out and gives a grassy note. I always make my yerba mate in a french press. I pour cold water on the mate first, just enough to saturate it, and let it sit for 2-3min before pouring 180degree water to fill up the entire french press. This ensures the perfect taste and no bitterness! Guayaki is a responsbile, sustainable company with a great product. The 5lb bag is the best value. Go for it!
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I make 1/2 gallon of iced Yerba Mate batches to drink at work. The loose leaf option gives me the opportunity to adjust the strength of the brew. I will take this over coffee any day.
Got a follow up email with estimated date of arrival, which was accurate. Love Guayaki's sustainability-pioneering spirit. My favorite go-to yerba mate by far. Love the San Mateo as well!
Love the Traditional & have for close to 20 yrs. This time however I got the Biodynamic. I love it also. They are different yet each deserves a 5 star from me.
I use Guayaki Original Mate in a beverage that I make for farmers markets and every body loves it! Shipping was great, product is great, definitely ordering again
I first started drinking Guayaki in 1997 when it first hit Bend, Oregon at a natural food store. I must say that the flavor was a bit rough to get use to. I stopped for a while and then tried it again and I can say now, muy bueno. I picked up my gourd and bombilla and am enjoying it. I have also tried the San Mateo variety and find it a good alternative.
Notes from the PNW hinterlands...
I've been drinking your mate, and preferring it to all other brands, for close to 15 years now. You provide great service, a very user friendly website, good pricing on bulk orders, and I especially like the free shipping over $50 and the periodic sales you offer!
As an organic vegetable and seed farmer, Guayaki gives me the energy and mental clarity I need to make it through the long days. When it is time to play, your mate picks me up and gives me extra energy.
Keep up the excellent work!
Organic food and seeds
For over 10 years, we have ordered bulk yerba mate from Guayaki. Despite trying other brands, we find Guayaki to be the best! We also appreciate your sustainable practices and honor that with our continued business.
We love you and your mate so much we could just hug and kiss you to death. Gez Loueeze.
I drink this version of mate predominantly because it has a great flavor and mixes well with honey and almond milk. I only wish the Ache's Pride came in 5 lb. bags too!
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