Who We Are

ETHICALLY SOURCED

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to introduce yerba mate to the world through quality products. We strive to only stock ethically sourced and sustainable products. Buying from Matero should give you confidence you're contributing to a better world.

Yerba mate is more than the drink. For generations it's been an important part of tradition, culture, and communication in South America. It brings people together. Through education and providing the best products, we'll share and pass on these traditions.

QUALITY MATTERS

OUR VISION

At Matero, we’re about getting people together and to enjoy each other’s company with a drink of yerba mate. We believe that what we do weaves a fabric of positive relationships and experiences that begins with our products and stretches into the world.

We offer fresh, ethically sourced, and sustainable products to our customers, as well as an education on mate's origins and culture.

OUR VALUES

Uphold high ethical and professional standards, along with openness and transparency.

Honor the dignity, inclusion, and diversity of others.

Value customer experience and service.

Provide the best in everything yerba mate.

Argentinian man drinking mate ourdoors in Buenos Aires city, Argentina
Yerba mate cup and straw
Young woman drinking traditional Argentinian yerba mate tea from a calabash gourd with bombilla stick. Selective focus.
Ilex paraguariensis greenhouse
Woman offering yerba mate drink at home
Mate, traditional pot full of infusion of yerba, popular south america hot drink.

Hi. I'm Michael.

I grew up drinking yerba mate. I have happy memories of my family coming together and drinking it throughout the day. The cup would be passed around and everyone would sit together chatting. No matter where we were, there was always someone that brought all the tools to share mate together. This meant it came with us on all vacations too.

The tradition and drink is alive in well in South America and is picking up in popularity around the world. Many have heard about yerba mate but often people are afraid to try it, don't know how to prepare it, or don't have the tools to make it. Yerba mate does not have the same market saturation as coffee or regular tea. I hope to change that with Matero.