|A man drinking chimarrão.|
Michael, who already likes chimarrão (a strong mate drink), finally got the proper apparatus for a perfect chimarrão drinking experience. He bought a calabash gourd (cuia) and the metal straw (bomba) they use to drink chimarrão.
I'm not sure, but chimarrão probably has caffeine, which makes him happy. I tried it for the first time when I was a kid, on vacation in Curitiba, and didn't like it. If I remember correctly, I thought it was too hot and too bitter (I'm the sort of person who adds a lot of sugar to my coffee, so...). The memory still lingers, and I haven't built up courage to try it again. Maybe, if I try it now, I'll like it. We'll see.