To understand what Materia is you have to try it. You instantly taste that Materia is something else entirely.

Materia Dark Mate. Your companion in darkness and uncertainty.

Materia was created in 2014.

For Materia we use a very special, dark type of mate from Brazil.
That’s why it’s called Dark Mate after all.

The substance from South America

Mate comes from South America. In many of the countries there, it is the national drink. It contains not only caffein but also theobromine – the Greek word for food of the gods. It has a pleasant animating effect on the nervous system, stimulates the heart and relaxes the muscles. Theobromine works for much longer than caffeine and much more constantly too – lifting your mood, increasing your performance and sating your hunger.

Dark Mate is a particularly high-quality mate. And Materia contains twice as much mate as other mate drinks. Dark Mate is grown exclusively for Materia and contains much more theobromine than the usual mate. Try Materia! You will see Materia is an incomparably unique drink that has nothing in common with light mate soft drinks.

Die gute Mate

Dark Mate is produced for Materia in a way that is irreproachable and commendable. The environment in the Brazilian producing area is protected as is the local biodiversity. The rights of the people that plant, care for and harvest the Dark Mate are respected. Their working conditions are fair. The needs of the workers and farmers are considered. The families are supported further, with sponsored school education and medical care.

Materia Dark Mate is a drink of the highest quality. We do without preservatives or artificial sweeteners and use only bio cane sugar and bio agave nectar.

Magic potion

Materia Obscura. Dark Mate is effective. The Guaraní are an indigenous, pre-Columbian people that lives in Brazil and elsewhere. Their shamans use Dark Mate for mystical ceremonies. They use it to intensify their trances. Dark Mate creates a lot of insight. Drink Dark Mate consciously!

Wakey, wakey!
Materia helps against hangovers and listlessness.

Stay awake! Materia gives you pleasant waking states when the day is long but the present moment is too enjoyable to sleep.

The substance that grants you insight

Materia. The Latin word for the unformed primordial matter. It contains “mater”, mother.

Sapere aude! This, we believe in. For the philosopher Kant, Materia – the primordial matter – is the substance that elicits sensibility, perception. In 1784, Kant translates “Sapere aude” with a captivating phrase that becomes the maxim of the Enlightenment: “Dare to know!”

With this, he also refers back to the philosopher Horace who uses the motto “Sapere aude” to encourage us to tackle anything. Anything that we don’t yet know, understand and comprehend. With our mind and our senses.

Not just pure. Materia for the bar.

Materia Dark Mate lives from its fine South American aromas. They work damn well with dark spirits like high-quality brown rum. Perfected with a fat slice of lime. That’s why Materia is the dark companion in every good bar.

The vice champion of the German bar championships won his second place with a Materia creation as early as 2015. As Materium – with brown rum – or Sprizz Materia too – with prosecco, raspberry mousse and fresh mint – Materia is a revelatory experience.

The secret in the dark bottle

Materia’s ingredients – and the dark Brazilian mate – are precious. To protect them from light, you get them in a dark glass bottle.

Materia is bottled in batches. It is published in editions. Every one of them has a label that is designed by alternating young contemporary artists


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