[hackerspaces] moar mate

Matt Joyce matt at nycresistor.com
Sun Sep 12 18:57:36 CEST 2010

Ask not what your hackerspace can do for you.  Ask what you can do for your

On Sep 12, 2010 9:21 AM, "Alexandre Dulaunoy" <a at foo.be> wrote:
> 2010/9/12 André Kelpe <efeshundertelf at googlemail.com>:
>> 2010/9/12 john arclight <arclight at gmail.com>:
>>> This just confirms to me that Club Mate is for hacker spaces now what
>>> crack cocaine was to the Projects in the 80s.. :)
>> I could stop anytime, no problem, seriously ;-)
> Regarding Club-Mate, there is a kind of paradox in all the hackerspaces.
> Club-Mate is the default drink available at any hackerspace around the
> world but I haven't seen too much hacking around it (except an article in
> Makezine/2010).
> The main plant extract in Club-Mate is the "Ilex paraguariensis" (common
> Yerba mate) and the main active components are : theobromine
> (well-known to the chocolate fan), caffeine (everyone knows) and
> dimethylxanthine (the increase of heart pulsation is mainly due to
> that component).
> The plant cultivation needs specific condition to grow properly but
> maybe there are some opportunities of gardening hacking? Can
> we grow easily "Yerba Mate" in pot inside? or even outside in
> continental weather condition? What are the ways of extraction/brewing
> and how can we properly measure the active components inside?
> or maybe I'm digressing...
> adulau
> (an occasional gardener)
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