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...

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...

Meeting of Mates 1

Looking at the calendar to plan the new harvest of 23 Mate As we sat around a wooden stove where a delicious dinner was slowly cooking, Sergio Picolo shared a story that will one day go down as a piece of Mate history. In 2011 on a weekend when the phone rang. The...