Xtra - rp18 side events
10:00 - 18:00
Mate Circles & Workshops - Come & connect with many Mates

Short thesis

Mate drinking Sessions during the Re:publica , at scheduled times (ideally 2-3 times a day) as well as the possibility for DIY Mate in open sessions during the conference . Whether you just want to drink a Mate, learn how to make one or take a gourd of fresh mate to sit and drink with friends. We will be there to attend to all of your mate needs and answer questions.



Mate is more than just good for the body; it's good for the soul: The "strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea, and the euphoria of chocolate" all in one. Find focus, invigoration and nourishment from this infusion.

Mate partially fuels the re:publica and scene and we  take it out of the bottle and offer everyone the chance to try a real mate in traditional style. Facilitating communication and sharing, we recommend at least half an hour (either alone or with a friend) to really experience the Mate. The basic preparation techniques and rules will be explained and participants are welcome to drink together, try their hand at making one and see what other herbs can be mixed into the mate. Or just come and sit separately and enjoy the Mate .

Ask me Anything about Mate: from DIY Mate from Harvesting from mythology, to research, to brewing brauses.  Mate drinking fosters communication & understanding and we try to make this more accessible to all while supporting grassroots production in South America. 

Background: In traditional Mate use, the cup is often shared among close friends and family - using the same straw, or bombilla. Those who share the Mate cup join in a kind of bond where the sharing of the health and meditation of the Mate is a sign of total acceptance and friendship.