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Celebrating Caa’s Cuia

With its roots in the realm of the wild Gauchos, modern day mate culture is mostly male dominated.  Similar to the monocultural landscapes from where mate is sourced, its production sphere is generally dominated by patriarchal structures. Both are aimed at increasing...

Legalisation and Preservation

Legalisation and Preservation

Great news to be shared is that the Gehm Barbacua is ready and will be inaugurated with the 2018 Dream Harvest on June 16th, 2018.  This is a milestone in our efforts to legalise the craft mate production by autonomous family producers.   A museum will be dedicated in...

Ex-Pajé

Yesterday was the premiere of the movie Ex-Pajé (Ex-Shaman) in the Berlinale. This movie about the Surui Paiter folk denounced an ongoing ethnocide. It beautifully starts with 1969 aerial footage from Jorge Bodanzky, showing the lands of the Surui at the time of their...

An Ode to the Man who made Melodious Moonshine Mate…..

An Ode to the Man who made Melodious Moonshine Mate…..

The mystery to the rich flavour from Tolloti's mate does not lay in the native leaves that stem from the surroundings of Palmeiras, the former mate capital of the 'world'. Perhaps it is enhanced by the fine milling from an ancient wooden morter run by a rustic...

Krithika à yerba-mate – an english ode to precision

Correcting yerba-mate, erva-mate, or mate tea, attempts to educate mate drinkers about an important mistake in its linguistic history. The name yerba-mate is a neologism coined centuries ago by combining the Spanish word yerba (herb) with the Quechua mate (vessel)....

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...

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...

Share…Connect…Mate…

Share…Connect…Mate…

Recently Pope Francis, a fellow mate drinker, gave a TED Talk emphasizing the importance of interconnection and tenderness "Tenderness means to use our eyes to see the other, our ears to hear the other, to listen to the children, the poor, those who are afraid of the...

Mate in the South Africa Red Bush.

Mate in the South Africa Red Bush.

Meta Mate's mission is to engage family farms and rescue small scale production where the local farmers have access to the very best quality they might export to importing countries.  Besides that we wish to make agreements with the right industrial partners to...

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