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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...

23 Trails

In the Mate world, it is a well known fact that the best leaves come from the forest in Parana. In former times, before Argenntina produced mate, leaves from Parana were shipped down the River Iguacu to Argentina and Uruguay.  Barao always sourced its premium Mate...

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 impressed...

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...

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...

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 – 23

Meta Mate 23 the first organic certified leafy vacuum packed mate to be brought out on the market was a joint venture between Barao Erva Mate and Meta Mate. It’s 5pm on a chilly July evening in Barao de Cotegipe. Although the sun is setting, and the company is...

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...

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 – 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...