Guayaki Yerba Mate strives on working to make organic, fair-trade Yerba Mate the mainstream energy source of choice, making ARISE thrilled to have them for another year as a terrific sponsor. Guayaki is an organization of individuals whose daily work is to bring you the finest Yerba Mate on the planet.
What is Yerba Mate you ask? It’s a drink that has the “strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea, and the euphoria of chocolate” all in one beverage. Of the six commonly used stimulants in the world: coffee, tea, kola nut, cocoa and guarana, yerba mate triumphs as the most balanced, delivering both energy and nutrition. Growing up, the Guayaki pioneers always heard “money does not grow on trees.” Well, today they are proving that “money does grow on trees” and rainforest-grown yerba mate is the new green currency, providing the peoples of the rainforest with income as well as the ability to steward their land.