The State of Yerba Mate Address – 2014

by David Askaripour on Apr 22,2015 in News

2014 has been a great year for yerba mate. With a cover story in Fresh Cup Magazine, a record-breaking year of Argentine exports, and continued global awareness, yerba mate is finally starting to gain the attention it deserves. Below is a video of our yearly State of Yerba Mate Address. Further down, we’ve included a […]

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Hurray to Exchanging bitcoins for Yerba Mate!

by David Askaripour on Aug 05,2014 in News

Circle of Drink Becomes First Yerba Mate Company to Accept bitcoins Today, we are happy to announce that Circle of Drink will now accept bitcoins as a form of payment. As technologies evolve, so do our financial services. bitcoins (“Bitcoins” is the name for the entire system) is a new form of digital currency, started […]

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The true story of how EcoTeas came to be [Interview]

by Matéo on May 26,2012 in News

A few weeks after my interview with Steven Karr, from Guayaki, I came in contact with Stefan Schachter, founder of EcoTeas. After speaking with him for only a minute, I realized that Stefan is one of the people who, like Guayaki and other companies, has paved the road for Yerba Mate in the States. And […]

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Who is really behind Guayaki? [Interview]

by Matéo on May 22,2012 in News

A few months ago, I got the chance to interview Steven Karr from Guayaki. Steve is an amazing guy, with an amazing vision for Mate, and I couldn’t help becoming more and more excited about the future of Mate in the States as I spoke with him. Throughout this interview, we discuss Guayaki’s humble beginnings, […]

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Urushop: How one shop is spreading Mate in the UK [interview]

by Matéo on Apr 04,2012 in News

I was recently given the opportunity to interview Renzo, co-founder of Urushop, via e-mail. Urushop is an amazing yerba mate and mate accessory store, based in the UK. Read on to find out how it all started, who the people behind the shop are, and where they’re going with it! What inspired you to start […]

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An Inside Look at EcoTeas [Interview]

by Matéo on Mar 13,2012 in News

I recently got the chance to interview Dee Fretwell, who is the Vice President of Operations at EcoTeas, located in Ashland, Oregon (which Dee pronounces “organ”). The interview randomly came about from the following sequence of events: Circle of Drink received some Mate from EcoTeas. Upon examining the package of the Mate, I saw that […]

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Yerba Mate Radio Talk in Buenos Aires

by David Askaripour on Jan 10,2012 in News

Yesterday I was graciously invited to give an impromptu talk about mate, here in Buenos Aires, for a local radio station called The Typical Mistake. It went really well. I spoke about everything from mate history to mate as a symbol, more than a drink. I also got to speak about my — could you […]

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Guayaki and the State of Mate in North America – 2011

by David Askaripour on Nov 19,2011 in News

Being a “serious” (sincere) mate drinker, as of two-years now, I’m open to drinking all sorts of mate — my palate has tasted all of the top brands of Argentina — Rosamonte, Taragui, CBSé, Amanda, La Tranquera, La Merced, Union Suave, Cruz De Malta, Kraus, and various smaller, lesser known brands — as well as […]

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Jay’s Yerba Mate Experience

by Jay Richardson on Apr 18,2011 in News

What does yerba mate mean to you? Mate means a lot of things to me; for starters it’s an alternative to coffee. It stimulates me without any of the very unpleasant side-effects that I personally get when I drink coffee like agitation, nervousness, headache, nausea, and even vomiting. Mate means sharing not just the drink […]

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