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Although Meta Mate specialises in hand made mate coming from biodiverse forests, we do see the value of working hand and hand with the industry and value all technological innovations that add to the variety of mate production. understand mate, this product perhaps...

Purinox – a tale of friendship and fun…

Purinox – a tale of friendship and fun…

Years ago during an annual production trip to Brasil we were recommended by our partners Barao de Cotegipe to visit a local bomba production facility next door. Meta Mate founder Fabricio followed Sergio Picolo’s advise and paid a visit to PurInox and was...

Mate Makers – Insider Tips

Mate Makers – Insider Tips

While most of the local population in South Brasil enjoys Mate in the traditional way (a.k.a. Chimarrao – fresh green herb with a cuia and bomba), there are several alternative culinary usages of mate that are integrated into the local diet. From school meals to...

Meeting of Mates 2

Meeting of Mates 2

Mate is more than just a drink. It’s a way of life that breaks hierarchical structures creating a circular communal culture. Communication and community are the foundation stones of Mate philosophy and these sharing and caring aspects are not only found amongst the...

Mate Making – Roasting 42

Mate Making – Roasting 42

Although it can also be prepared in a french press or an espresso machine, the similarities between Meta Mate 42 and coffee go beyond the fact that they share the same color.  The Roasting factory In order to see how this mate is prepared we travelled to Machadinho, a...

Making Mate – Raw Material

Making Mate – Raw Material

Meta Mate is known for showing customers that mate is more than just mate. Besides our seasonal harvests that vary with taste according to the moon, our drying techniques influence the flavours of the mate greatly, and this contrast is best demonstrated in the...

History being MATE

History being MATE

The old barbaqua from the Family Gehm has been used for the past 40 years to dry Mate, yet pieces of it date back to the early 1900`s from Salete Gehm’s grandfather’s mate production. This is a very rare construction, as most old barbaquas were burnt down as the art...

Meeting of Mates 3 – Cuia Cooperative

Meeting of Mates 3 – Cuia Cooperative

The Gaucho often allures to cradling the sensuous curves of the cuia in his hand as a highlight in the mate drinking experience. Although in Europe, we often recommend our locally crafted ceramic and glass cuias due to their neutral taste and ease when it comes to...

Mate Makers – Biodiversity by the Family Gehm

Mate Makers – Biodiversity by the Family Gehm

A centenary native Mate Tree on the property of the Family Gehm near Seberei. Skills are required to climb up 30 meters to harvest the leaves. Today the Family Gehm’s property is a small oasis in a green desert of Soya Fields. All of their neighbors have sold their...

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