A Simple Brazilian Cuia – Nothing More, Nothing Less
Things don’t get more natural than this when it comes to traditional Brazilian cuias. Gorgeous, mildly textured, cowhide tan leather encapsulating a plump calabash with a simple metal brim. Super-light with a smart, stately profile, Corriento commands the table and is ready to receive your best erva or yerba without hesitation.
- Brim width: 3.7in, 9.6cm
- Depth: 2.3in, 6cm
- Height: 3.5in, 9cm
- Capacity: 15g (dry weight yerba, filled 3/4s); 3 liquid oz
- Material: Brazilian cuia (squash), aluminum, genuine cowhide leather
Allow the Natural Curing Process
No need to cure your cuia with any particular method. The vessel will naturally cure on its own, within three months, depending on your climate (faster in drier weather). Some mold and mildew is perfectly normal, as the excess plant material inside the vessel breaks down with use. After several weeks, you’ll notice a uniform dark hue and the cuia will begin to dry rapidly after each use. Most mate drinkers continue to use the cuia throughout the entire process, but you may also alternate between vessels during this process. If you are totally against mold and oxidation, then we recommend you select a metal or wooden vessel.