Mi Mundo Coffeehouse & Roastery

It’s truly refreshing to see a small business doing it right. Mi Mundo Coffeehouse & Roastery just opened in Round Rock earlier this month and they are on a mission to create a sustainable, community-based business practice.

Full disclosure: I was hired to photograph the opening of Mi Mundo. However, after learning more about the business and their mission, I was inspired to write about them!

“Mi Mundo” means “my world” in Spanish and this coffee shop certainly has the good of the world in mind. Sabin Shrestha, the visionary, owner, and primary roaster at Mi Mundo, tells his customers that they are a company that gives back to the community first and a coffee company second. They prioritize sustainable business practices and renewable energy while roasting and serving great organic coffee. They source coffee and ingredients with the least environmental impact and aim to be zero waste in their operation. They’re looking to move towards direct trade soon, but as of now, they serve organic, fair trade coffees from Central and South America (Mexico, Peru, and Honduras).
Mi Mundo started at local farmers’ markets to test their coffee product and to see if the Round Rock community (and larger Austin community) was receptive to the Mi Mundo mission. The feedback they received was overwhelmingly positive and so Sabin moved forward with establishing themselves physically in Round Rock with a brick and mortar shop.

One of the things that impressed me the most is that Mi Mundo has plans to be 100% nonprofit. Currently, they give 25% of their profits to charity and use the rest to grow their business. In 2019, they partnered with Austin Pets Alive!, Samaritan Center, and Children International. They hope to grow to multiple shops and a 100% nonprofit operation over the next 10 years. I don’t know about you, but I love the idea of purchasing from a coffee shop that is giving back to their community and the world in such a huge way.

Another thing I love about Mi Mundo is their connection to the Round Rock community. They use Paige’s Bakehouse as their main baker. She provides the shop with muffins, cinnamon rolls, banana bread, and keto brownies. They also sell freshly made breakfast tacos from Tacodeli and organic vegetarian and vegan tamales from Tamale Addiction. In addition to these products, Mi Mundo hosts local vendors every Wednesday to see their products at the shop in person. I love this callback to their farmers’ market roots. Vendors include Baked Bites by Linda, Hempsy, and Asanabar, which all sell at the Farmer George Farmers’ Market in Round Rock.

Opening day was a major success. I had trouble getting around to take photos because there were SO many people! It was wonderful. I couldn’t believe the sense of community that already existed – the shop LITERALLY just opened. People came in, hugged one another, said hello, and enjoyed coffee with their families. The postman even stopped in to fill up his thermos!

Their coffee selection is excellent as well! They roast their beans in the morning, then serve it up all day long in various forms. They experiment with all kinds of recipes, including a rainbow latte! Other special drinks include a peanut butter latte, lavender honey latte, Irish cream latte, and so many more. Mi Mundo even won the People’s Choice “Best Coffee Roaster” Award at the 2019 Austin Aroma Coffee Festival.

If you’re looking for a new coffee shop in the Round Rock area, I highly recommend Mi Mundo. Sabin and his team have huge goals for Mi Mundo and I really want to see them succeed. By simply sipping your morning brew, you’ll be participating in something larger than yourself. You’ll be promoting a charitable business that invests in their community and places sustainable practices at the forefront of their mission.

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Author: Kelly

Kelly Phillips is the writer and photographer behind DiscoveringATX.com. You can view more of her photos on Instagram @DiscoveringATX and her photography portfolio at kphilphoto.com.

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