Club-Mate is a sparkling non-alcoholic beverage with a unique flavour and story. Produced through the fermentation of natural ingredients, the sweetness of Club-Mate is subtle compared to that of many soft drinks, making it the perfect mixer for your favourite spirit or simply chill and enjoy it alone as a refreshing alcohol-free alternative.
The Club-Mate story started in 1924, when George Lattier, an independent beverage producer in Bavaria, left his homeland for an expedition to South America. It was on this journey that George first encountered Mate (mah-tay), a tea derived from the Yerba Mate plant. Mate has been consumed for centuries in South America for its natural energising qualities and health benefits.
Traditionally sipped through a silver bombilla (silver strainer straw) from a calabash gourd, Mate is a drink shared between close friends and family, a symbol of unity and companionship.
Armed with his newfound discovery, and with an inventive twinkle in his eye, George returned to his brewery in Germany and set about carbonating Mate. He dubbed his concoction 'Sekt-Bronte’ and put it out into the world. In 1994 Braurei Loscher bought the license for the beverage and reintroduced it as Club-Mate.
Enjoy Club-Mate as an alternative to coffee, as the perfect mixer with your favourite spirit, or as a healthy non-alcoholic alternative.