In a song written for an upcoming documentary, Alanis Morissette has teamed up with Costa Rican musician Carlos “Tapado” Vargas—and the materials used to make coffee. Consider it caffeinated.
“The Morning,” which debuted on The Hollywood Reporter, was recorded for A Small Section of the World, which follows a group of women who establish a coffee mill in Costa Rica. So percussion for the song, which Morissette wrote with Vargas, comes from coffee seeds and the machines used in coffee production.
The documentary is directed by Lesley Chilcott, a producer of Waiting for Superman. “For a long time, there was no conversation about women in coffee,” Morissette told THR. “But I think Lesley was telling me some 75 percent of coffee-making is done by women. I just think the community of coffee and how the women’s movement conversation can be threaded into it is really exciting and surprising.” A Small Section of the World, which is in theaters Dec. 5 and on demand Dec. 16, will premiere Friday at DOC NYC.