Algarrobo is also known as the Carob tree. Mate cups made of Algarrobo are popular because this sweet, fragrant wood contributes to the flavour, especially when used over time. The fruit of the Carob tree has traditionally been used as a natural sweetener.
The mate is a cup that is used to drink yerba mate. Wooden mate cups require the natural pores in the wood before use (curing) and special care during its use to prevent it from splitting, see our relevant guides:
All wooden mate cups are turned by hand, and as such may vary in shape and colour; the item you receive may differ very slightly from the photos. The average dimensions of this mate cup are:
Diameter at the widest point – 7cm
Height – 10.5cm
Volume – 90ml
This mate gourd is hand-made, so dimensions could be slightly different.