Different types of Yerba Mate bombillas

Stephan Blazevski

Despite its own uniqueness, Yerba Mate outstands because of its utensils too: Gourd & Bombilla. Without Bombilla there won’t be Yerba Mate. Why? Because the drink itself from its origins was consumed with a straw, back in the time made from bamboo.

Bombilla - pronounced ‘bom-bee-shah’ means straw and most usually it’s used for consuming Yerba Mate.

Yerba Mate Bombilla

Nowadays Yerba Mate bombillas have involved in many different shapes, sizes, and materials. Today we’re going to discuss all that you need to know about each type of Yerba Mate Bombilla.

  1. Spoon Bombillas

These are considered as the perfect bombillas for any type of Yerba Mate blend but especially recommended while drinking the Gaucho Yerba Mate blend, which is a type of blend that contains mostly powder. One of the ends of the Bombilla has the shape of a spoon, covered with many holes whose purpose is to act as a filter. 

  1. Coiled Bombillas

This type of bombilla has also a filter but this time in the shape of a spring, and the main difference between the first type and this is that Coiled Bombillas don't clog that easy as the Spoon bombillas can. Coiled Bombillas are recommended for Yerba Mate beginners or Yerba Mate lovers who prefer the smoother taste of Yerba Mate.

  1. Fanned Bombillas

These types of bombillas have a filter in the shape of several horizontal slivers and are recommended for the Yerba Mate lovers who enjoy the fine taste of Yerba Mate!

Despite these main three types of Yerba Mate bombillas, there are many more!

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