PUERTO MATE® is made from the leaves of the South American Yerba Mate. In addition to the natural, high caffeine content, Yerba Mate contains many valuable ingredients such as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The combination of these ingredients can help to stimulate the metabolism, improve concentration, increase energy and support digestion.
The caffeine contained has an activating and circulation-boosting effect and makes Mate a popular antioxidant energiser. The healthy caffeine alternative convinces with a longer-lasting caffeine response curve than conventional energy drinks, synthetic caffeine sources or coffee.
For PUERTO MATE® we use only Yerba Mate from our own cultivation at our location in Argentina. The 1mm fine cut without stalks ("sin palo") allows for the highest Mate quality, which is ultimately noticeable in the fine taste.
Our Mate comes from an own breeding of the PINDO farm in Argentina. The in-house nursery of our long-time partner PINDO has been producing small Mate seedlings. This direct contact, without detours, guarantees the outstanding taste and product characteristics of our Mate. A quality that is not only characterised by the outstanding and aromatic taste, but is also confirmed by independent laboratory tests.
We at PUERTO MATE® have the opinion that "fairness" and "sustainability" should not be labels, but a matter of course. Since the Mate harvest has to be brought in by well-trained skilled workers and is very hard manual work, all our workers are paid fairly and have comprehensive social insurance. With the right commitment, wages can be achieved that allow the workers and their families a good standard of living and home ownership.
A process that is setting a precedent
When it comes to the raw material for our Mate tea, we leave nothing to chance at PUERTO MATE® leave nothing to chance. The nursery of our partner company PINDO produces about 1 million small seedlings per year Mate seedlings per year. In the course of the doctoral thesis of the managing director and partner of the plant nursery, Dr. Rafael Scherer, a new Mate variety with excellent taste and product characteristics.
Our gentle drying process ensures that no toxic hydrocarbons are produced during drying and that our Mate retains only the ingredients for which it is so popular.