Pepe Mate

Meet our supernatural ingredients

mate leaves hand-drawn

Natural caffeine, straight outta Argentina

Ilex paraguariensis a.k.a yerba mate, is a magic tree that grows in southern countries of South America, mainly Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay. 

The indigenous Guarani tribes (whose territory covered present-day Paraguay) first cultivated and used yerba mate for its many virtues.

Feel the energy for longer

Pepe Mate contains between 100 and 150 mg of caffeine per can. Just like Cocoa or Guarana, yerba mate also contains theobromine, an alkaloid that increases the absorption time of caffeine in the body. 

It means: adios to the energy rollercoaster!   

With Pepe, you’ll get a smooth ride.

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The little good stuff

Antioxidants

Yerba mate has a high content of polyphenols, a large group of antioxidants, little bodyguards that help reducing the risk of contracting diseases.

Vitamins & minerals

Yerba mate contains vitamin A, C, E,  B1, B2 and B5.   Other cool minerals are in there too, like calcium, manganese, iron potassium,  zinc and phosphorus.

Anti-inflamatory

Other super-elements from yerba mate are  saponins, which also give mate’s bitterness. They are anti-inflammatory: it  means your pancreas and insulin levels   are kept in good shape.

Natural sweetness, without sugar

Truth is, almost all drinks have either sugar or artifical sweeteners. 

It sucks because  sugar is pretty addictive and quite bad overall. But hope is not lost! By using high-quality, organic ingredients in thoughtful ways, sugar-free drinks can taste better than the sugary ones. In other words, you can keeping drinking Pepe Mate  while taking care of yourself.

How do we achieve this ?  With a little help from  another magic plant… 

Stevia leaf drawing in black

Just like Mate, Stevia also has been used over centuries by the Guaranis to sweeten their mate infusions, as medicine, and as a “sweet treat”.

Stevia has a magic superpower: it gives a sweet taste while containing 0 sugar and 0 calories. Therefore,  it’s  a perfect plant for all those who must do without sugar: diabetics, people prone to hypoglycemia, or those who just want to reduce their sugar intake.

And yeah  we know… stevia has a bad reputation. It’s because the common term for stevia  refers to   “steviol glycosides”, which are basically compounds from the plant, artificially extracted with chemical processes.

Pepe Mate’s stevia is just made of plain blended organic leaves. It’s not made  with any chemicals.   That’s sweet right?