Shelby Pope is a freelance writer living and eating her way through Oakland. She’s written about food, art and science for publications including the Smithsonian, Lucky Peach, Refinery 29, The East Bay Express and The Toast. When she’s not taste testing sourdough bread to find the Bay Area’s best loaf, you can find her on Twitter @shelbylpope
It’s more caffeinated than coffee, contains less sugar than Red Bull and is beloved by insomniacs all over the globe. Club Mate is virtually unknown in most of the US–except in rare, tech-centric pockets like San Francisco, where it’s become an increasingly common sight.