Hi Guys, You might remember a while ago I wrote about the taste and benefits of Yerba Mate (and how much better it is for you) and that I use my vacuum pots to brew it. I thought I'd send along this info in case any of you might be adventurous and branch out a little and maybe join us in a new and rapidly growing trend. You can drink alot more before getting the jitters and what it does for your mind is amazing....And it's as addicting and satisfying as coffee. Good Sunday, Mary
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Folks across the United States embark on a daily morning ritual to obtain their caffeine fix. This "fix" usually comes in the form of a hot beverage known as coffee. Coffee is a pick-me-up favorite in offices worldwide, but North Americans typically consume a larger amount of coffee per capita than any other country. In the States, you'll hear "Let's meet over a cup of coffee" or "I've got to get my cup of coffee before I do anything!". However, our neighbors to the south have a different perspective on energizing beverages. In South America, the morning and afternoon beverage of choice is Yerba Mate. In fact, mate bars are as prevelant in South American countries as coffee bars are here in the states. According to a survey conducted by IBOPE Argentina, yerba mate boasts a 92% household consumption rate in Argentina. Yerba Mate, like coffee, is available in different flavors and prepared in various ways. Mate from the various growing regions of South America possess distinct tastes and flavors unique to each area.
A cup of culture: Yerba mate moves beyond fad status and into the American mainstream - Houston Chronicle 9/17/05
What does yerba mate taste like? Yerba mate has a slight astringent bitter taste due to the high tannin content of the leaves. Additionally, products with a higher amount of sticks and stems will have more bitterness than pure leaf mate. As with other bitter beverages such as black coffee, beer, or tea, straight yerba mate is an acquired taste for some consumers. People are naturally drawn toward sweet, sugary foods and drinks (even though these may not be the best choice from a nutritional standpoint). While folks in South America may shun adding sweeteners or
fruit flavoring, it's perfectly OK here in the states to add these flavorings just like you would with coffee or tea.
A Unique History of Yerba Mate
Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis) is a small tree native to the subtropical highlands of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. This evergreen member of the Holly family was introduced to colonizing and modern civilizations by the Guarani Indians of these regions. The drink is brewed from the dried leaves and stemlets of this perennial tree. Yerba Mate is known as the national drink of these countries, and is consumed by millions of South Americans as a healthful alternative to coffee
. This stimulating herbal beverage has the unique ability to wake up the mind without the nervousness and jitters
associated with coffee. Deemed "The Drink of the Gods"
by many indigenous groups in South America, and known as "the green gold of the Indios" by folks in Europe, Yerba Mate possesses a multitude of health benefits that have begun to attract the attention of American scientists and consumers.
Yerba Mate and Diet Pill Information
Download a free White Paper on Yerba Mate This paper addresses issues relating to health benefits, side effects, pregnancy, and the mateine vs. caffeine debate. (updated 2/25/06)
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cal <calisgon@yahoo. com> wrote:
Very interesting. I can see how the narrow neck would not sell weel, but the wide would. The new Bodum's narrow neck gasket works on some of the old pots. The wide gaskets however go bad more quickly and there seems to be no source for them. If I can not find any wide neck gaskets it is possible to make them using silicone since it is a cold cure material and the mold can be made out of wood. I've been looking for a source of the proper grade silicone sold in small quantity.
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From: vacpotaddict <vacpotaddict@ gmail.com>
To: vacuumcoffeepotcoll ector@yahoogroup s.com
Sent: Saturday, January 13, 2007 10:45:14 PM
Subject: [vacuumcoffeepotcol lector] Re: Gaskets
You will find that company in the "Links" section. I was one of the
guys helping the company put these together 7-8 years ago. I
approached the company to make replacement gaskets and in the process
I gave the owner a wide and narrow mouth Silex pot. The one he has
pictured is one that he picked up at some later date as the ones I
gave him for helping out were much nicer. He sucked up the tooling
costs for the narrow version but since the narrow ones haven't really
sold very well I doubt he'd do a run of the wide mouth variety unless
he sees money up front for the whole 300. As it is, I'm sure he still
has plenty of the narrow gaskets.
--- In vacuumcoffeepotcoll ector@yahoogroup s.com
, cal <calisgon@.. .> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> In my endless search for replacement gaskets I
found the below
company that at least has the small mouth gaskets made out of
silicone. They want an order of 300 to make any new ones at probably
$12 each. Anyone have 300 or so Cory pots that might be ineterested
> http://www.cb- molding.com/ store/AntiqueCof feeGasket. cfm