You Don’t Have to Cure your Yerba Mate Gourd

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to cure your yerba mate gourd. The gourd will naturally cure on its own with daily use and attentively allowing the gourd to dry each night. Mold and mildew may occur—this is expected and normal. Within a few Read More

Argentine Calabash vs Brazilian Cuia – Yerba Mate Gourds

Argentine calabash gourds and Brazilian cuias are both made from the hollowed and dried squash plant. In Argentina, these gourds are shaped without a wide brim and are usually harder; the Brazilian cuia has a significantly larger form with a wide brim and the gourd Read More

Drinking Mate While Driving

Drinking and driving is bad. But what about our beloved mate? We can’t stop drinking this holy herb because we’re in a car. No sir! What sort of car ride would that be. A pretty boring one for a Matero. It doesn’t matter where I’m Read More