For American and Canadian coffee drinkers, Mexico is the closest place producing specialty coffee (Hawaii not withstanding). This is not so for Small Batch Coffee Company in Brighton, England- but that hasn’t stopped them from building a direct trade relationship with Finca Muxbal in Chiapas that’s now 3 years strong. According to Small Batch,
The farm is outrageously beautiful, situated high above the city of Tapachula in Chiapas and straddled by the Mexico-Guatemala border. More importantly the farm is run in the most professional and socially responsible manner I have seen anywhere at origin.
Small Batch recently produced a video with FatSand Films about their long-term partnership, and it has us wanting to pull out our passports and visit our neighbor to the south. After that, a holiday in Brighton may be in order. Watch the video below then scoop up some coffee here. Recommended brewing soundtrack? The Who’s Brighton-based rock opera, Quadrophenia.