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...

A Royal Reception

Yes, we never leave home without our Guamboos, Flying into the main Brasilian Airport in Sao Paulo is a delight for Mate fans. After spending a sleepless night cramped in small seats in a full flight it was a relief to land (despite the fact that it was 4am) and...