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Díptico del Día 108 – Apaporis, Vaupés / Colombian Amazon


Una forma sencilla de explicar qué es mambe es compararlo con una taza de café o con el mate argentino. Varias tribus indígenas del Amazonas lo usan a diario para sus labores y durante ceremonias tradicionales.

Para preparar mambe, las hojas frescas de coca se tuestan (secan) a fueco lento, se pulverizan en un pilón y se mezclan con cenizas de hojas secas de yarumo. Este polvo se cierne hasta que la textura es similar a la de azúcar pulverizada. En este punto el mambe está listo para consumir.

Comparing mambe to a cup of coffe or Argentinean mate is an easy way to explain what it is. Several native tribes from the Amazon use it daily while working or during traditional ceremonies.

To prepare mambe, fresh coca leaves are toasted (dried), pulverized and mixed with the ashes of a tree called yarumo. Afterwards, this mix is sifted to get a really fine powder. The mambe is the ready ot be consumed.

Hojas de coca recien cosechadas. / Recently harvested coca leaves.

Hojas de coca pulverizadas listas para cernir y preparar mambe. / Pulverized coca leaves ready to be sifted to prepare mambe.

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  1. Alex
    May 27, 2015 at 1:50 AM

    Hello,i’m looking for someone who can sell me a mambe or coca leaves. Please leave a comment on my email. setnet@post.com

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