#FFFind: An unusual square beer glass in Rick Stein’s Road to Mexico
Our latest #FFFind (Film and Furniture Find) is on behalf of an F&F friend who asked if we could identify some unusual square beer glasses they spotted in an episode of the BBC’s Rick Stein’s Road to Mexico.
In this TV programme Rick Stein enjoys some delicious, unique dishes and the enduring legacy of Mexico to bring us recipes such as ‘Sardines in tortillas with spicy tomato sauce and refried beans’. Yum! Rick finds some locals drinking in a bar from an unusual thick glass with square sides which, he is told, keeps the beer cold on hot days. The ‘correct’ way to drink from these glasses is from the corner.
We #FFFound them!
These Mexican glasses are called ‘Copa Chabela Cuadrada’ (Square Chabela cup) and typically the glasses hold 21oz / 610ml and are 18.5cm tall – a big glass for a big beer lover. They are used for serving beer in this traditional way but also for starters such as seafood cocktail or ceviche.
We’ve tracked these glasses down to a few suppliers in Mexico such as Solutions by Proveedora Diez, Tienda La Luna and Mercado Libre who sell to the trade in a boxes of 12, but they don’t export out of Mexico. The good news is, we have helpful Mexican friends who can send them to us to enable us to sell them via our Film and Furniture store – so if you’re interested please let us know in the comments box below or email us and we’ll put in an order.
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