World Tea Expo
Pre-Conference: June 11-14, 2018
Conference & Expo: June 12-14, 2018
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall
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An Exploration of Yerba Mate: South America's Energizing Botanical Wonder

  • Thursday, 06/15/2017: 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Room: N238
  • Session Number:  CS46

Description

In this fact-filled session we will explore this ever-popular botanical brew in its prime, native growing regions of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. While South America is largely known as a major coffee producer, Yerba Mate is the native beverage choice for much of the population who value its uplifting, sustaining properties. We will review not only the agriculture and post-harvest processing of Yerba Mate, but cover in-depth the myths and facts pertaining to caffeine content, nutrients, green vs roasted yerba mate styles, brewing methods, and popular uses. Yerba Mate is becoming increasingly popular with North American consumers who enjoy healthy alternatives to undesirable stimulants. Come learn why Yerba Mate has grown from a cult following in the USA, to a highly popular ingredient in healthy consumer products globally.

Learning Objectives

We will review not only the agriculture and post-harvest processing of Yerba Mate, but cover in-depth the myths and facts pertaining to caffeine content, nutrients, green vs roasted yerba mate styles, brewing methods, and popular uses.

Speaker

STEFAN SCHACHTER

PRESIDENT
MATE REVOLUTION, INC.