Welcome to the Yerba Mate Blog!
You may think I have created this blog, because I am absolutely in love with Yerba Mate. Well, that’s true! I drink Yerba mate every day; not just because it is healthy, but rather because drinking mate is a ritual that is deeply rooted in my native country of Brazil. Most importantly, I created the Yerba Mate Blog, because I wanted to share with you some information about the origin of mate as well as some of the myths and legends that are so much present in mate culture.
You see, while surfing the internet, it has come to my attention that more and more foreigners are becoming acquainted with mate and/or are looking to it as a healthy and affordable alternative to coffee. Although it is true that drinking Yerba Mate is indeed a healthy habit, there is much more to it than just the health benefits. I couldn’t help noticing that most of the Yerba Mate discussions out there don’t really go beyond the advantages (or disadvantages) of drinking mate. Though they are all bloated with smart talk and scientific explanations, they don’t even begin to scratch the surface of the meaning of drinking Yerba Mate.
Yerba Mate is not just an herb, a medicine or a drink. It is a way of life
As I mentioned before, I hail from the southern regions of Brazil, where we cultivate the tradition of drinking Yerba Mate along with our neighbors in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. To us, drinking Yerba Mate (or Chimarrão as we call it in Brazil) is a ritual that begins at a very early age. Throughout our childhood we are taught the etiquette of drinking Mate and grow up hearing the legends and tales that impregnate every traditional mate drinking circle.
Through the Yerba Mate Blog, I hope to share with you all the inside information on Yerba Mate culture. It is my wish to spread the word on the benefits of Yerba Mate, while propagating its very rich cultural value.
If you are reading this, chances are that you have already heard the entire buzz around Mate and wish to try it yourself. Or you are already a Yerba Mate connoisseur who wishes to deepen your knowledge of the subject. Either way, I am really excited to be able to share some of my culture and inside knowledge with you and I hope that it empowers you as a strong “tribal leader” of your mate circle.
Let us all share our knowledge of this wonderful drink and help mate culture improve the life of other as it has improved our own.
Meet Celso Fernandes: absolute Yerba Mate Fanboy
I’m a very happy guy who has moved around a lot and had a chance to see the world and it’s many colors. I have a degree in mechanical engineering and work part-time in the automotive industry. I am also Web developer and PHP freelancer, helping people grow their online businesses and making their ideas come to life.
On my free time, I really enjoy writing on this blog, drinking Yerba Mate, travelling and meeting friends. So now that you know what I do and what I am all about, let’s dive right in, shall we?