The Maté Factor was founded in 1998. We specialize in fresh, organic yerba mate with the best flavor and richest nutrition possible. We are very active in giving back to the community we work with in Brazil. Our company actually originated from our desire to help our friends in the region and we have grown ever stronger in this relationship over the years. We pay our Brazilian partner more than a fair rate for our mate, as well as working together closely to help develop local projects to enhance the support of those we work with. Read more about our fair trading practices. Our company is environmentally conscious as well. We specialize in certified organic products according to the strictest standards because of our passion for the environment. Our products are known for their purity (flavored only with organic herbs & spices), cheerful packaging, and care. Our company is owned and operated by a loving cooperative of diverse people. If you're in our neck of the woods, drop by and visit us.