local food

local caffeine part two: yerba mate’ and yaupon holly

I finally got around to posting part two of this local caffeine series. Hope you enjoy the video.

some notes about the video:

–the glass bombilla doesn’t burn your mouth
— I have never heard any of the Latin names used in this video actually pronounced.
— I regretably don’t speak Spanish or have much knowledge about the very diverse mate’ drinking cultures (mostly in South America).
— I have never seen a mate’ (Ilex paraguensis) plant. — I have only seen a few Yaupon Hollies in pots. Never in the wild, where they can grow to good-sized shrubs.
— The genus Ilex (Hollies) are in the Aquifoliaceae family.

There exists a much longer version of this video with more information.