[hackerspaces] The Club-Mate Design Pattern, now for US Hackerspaces!

john arclight arclight at gmail.com
Sun Aug 8 18:45:19 CEST 2010

So we finally tried some Club Mate at Defcon. It has a pleasant taste
and does indeed keep you awake for a long time. It is bottled in
Germany, and the logo is a scary dude wearing a crooked hat. We were a
little nervous at first, as the German guy who dropped it off at the
"Security Goon" operations center departed without drinking any
himself. While there was a small chance that we had been given bottles
of horse pee to drink, we went for it anyway.

It's not as root-tasting as traditional Mate from Argentina, and only
a little sweet.  I conclude that the Euro success of Club Mate is
based on the "crystal meth" business model. As in "First one is free,
second one's on me. You'll be back, junkie!"

Definitely would work in a hacker space. Here is the web site, BTW:


23B Shop

On Sun, Aug 8, 2010 at 6:42 AM, Julian Finn <julian at phinn.de> wrote:
> Ron Bean wrote:
>> "Nick Farr (hackerspaces.org)" <nick at hackerspaces.org>
>> A third option would be to find out if the Club-Mate people in Europe
>> would sell you just the syrup, for local carbonation (which is the easy
>> part). That's the way the fast-food people do it, which means all the
>> major brands (and some not-so-major ones) are available that way.
>> If you don't want to build your own carbonator, you might convince a
>> small bottler to run it through their bottling machine for you.
>> It really doesn't make much sense to ship water all the way from Europe.
> without knowing it exactly I would assume, Club Mate isn't made out of
> syrup and carbonated water but rather is produced in a brewing process.
> Well it is made by a small German brewery anyway.
> Cheers,
> Julian
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