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How to make a Mate

There are many ways to make a mate and everyone has their own technique with special tricks. Most tutorials however are more suitable for leafy cut Mates while fine cut tutorials are often made by and for a public that has grown up in the chimarrao culture....

News

Mate in Berlin Symposium

Mate in Berlin Symposium

Although most of the world wakes up with a cup of coffee everyday, there is a segment of the population that instead consumes mate on a daily basis, stated Conselheiro Durval Carvalho de Barros, as he opened the Mate in Berlin Symposium at the Brazilian Embassy on 30...

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MATE in Berlin

MATE in Berlin

Germany is the largest European importer of Mate, and 100 years ago,  almost all of this mate was sourced from Brazil.  Brauses or bottled Mate carbonated drinks have been popular in the Belrin sub-culture since the early 1990's and today these mate drinks are...

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Knowledge

Healing Herbs

Healing Herbs

Today in a global context of drinking Mate, we see the network that we have with our various mate ambassadors around the world as a cultural exchange. We share the culture of mate, connecting with the true spirit of this plant and are always eager to combine this with...

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Why Argentinean Mate?

The Mate Guys made a very nice review on Argentinean Mates and raised a very important question - why is Argentina the most well-known origin of Mate? This question keeping popping up very often, and as most mate fans know, the Uruguayans are the ones with higher...

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Which Mate is for you. Mate, Cuias & Bombas 101

A novice Mate drinker is often faced with many questions.  Especially, non-South Americans are often overwhelmed with the Spanish and Portuguese words that make up the Mate vocabulary….Yerba, Erva, bomba, Bombilla….What type of Mate should one drink?  What utensils...

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Products

Mate in Berlin – Sustainable & Regional

Mate in Berlin – Sustainable & Regional

We live in a bubble of brauses and bombas. Berlin. Common citizens crave coffee and we conspire to convert them! We are lucky to be surrounded by idealists and utopists who believe in doing things in a new way. Aside from our principle goal of supporting sustainable...

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Raving about Raw Mate

Raving about Raw Mate

Recently we received 2 raving reviews regarding Meta Mate Raw.   Jovald @ Yerba Mate South Africa stated: Meta Mate RAW is the purest form of yerba mate on the planet Jovi has many informative recipes and tips on his website, we highly recommend Materos to check it...

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Savour.Mate.Sacred.Meta.Silver.Soul.Mate

Savour.Mate.Sacred.Meta.Silver.Soul.Mate

Here are some reflections from Fabricio's bomba making session:  'The work goes further after drawing on paper , then on silver, than rehamering lightly the bulb, hammer with a nail-like tool the spots to drill. Then drill each hole with a 0,7 mm drill, then exchange...

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Tutorials

Moida Fina 2 in 1 – A quick fix.

Moida Fina 2 in 1 – A quick fix.

Salete Gehm knows what its like to have to wake up early in the morning and prepare a quick mate to get her going before starting with her daily chores including producing artisanal mate with her husband and sons. An accustomed cuia drinker, Salete adapted quickly to...

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MetaMate 2 in 1 Thermoglass

The new Meta Mate Thermoglass is a modern urban option to the traditional Cuia. It offers decreased preperation time, portability, shakeability and also suits other beverages.                   How To Use: Add Mate. See table...

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How To Prepare A Mate

How To Prepare A Mate

Mate drinkers take pride in their special techniques for preparing a mate, what is a challenge for the novice drinker at first.  Here is our favourite way to prepare a long mate which uses less erva and has plenty of space for water in  our tailor-made ceramic cuias. ...

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