- Fresh and Wild hand made mate harvested in season.
- Sustainable Industrial alternatives.
- Transparent Origins and Open Source Philosophy
The best mate has to suit the individual needs as much as the collective ones. Our artisanal Meta Mate is produced by a small family of farmers by one hand. We offer to trace every harvest back up to the forest. Wild artesenal Mate guarentees a higher income and level of autonomy for small farmers, wherelse, monocultures and certifications are normally connected to larger land owners or cooperatives where the quality of the mate is lower and the independence and income of the small farmers are less. We dedicate ourselves, research and do a reforestation project to promote a peer to peer business model.
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In some places, like in Argentina, it is recommended to use the Yerba-Mate only after a rest of at least 6 Months. This procedure increases the caffeine content and reflects the nature of the trees harvested. After studying the indigenous tradition, talking to families who have produced Yerba-Mate for generations, and trying ourselves, we learned the the highest quality depends on the freshness of the product.
Meta Mate Artisanal is fresh, self-harvested Mate. It has 100% old-growth forest origins. It was smoked with Yerba Mate wood, dried in a traditional manner, all from one hand.
We refrain from ‘push adverstising’ and concentrate on producing the highest quality mate possible. As a business model inspired by Mate itself, a tool for sharing and unifying, we promote a culture of transparencyand cooperation. Our open-franchise model allows partners to participate in product development and take decisions in a consensus.