Mint is a new low-level HTTP client that aims to provide a small and functional core that others can build on top. Mint is connection based: each connection is a single struct with an associated socket belonging to the process that started the connection.
This looks like an excellent base layer for the Elixir community to build HTTP clients upon. Take note: The core Elixir team is so good at laying foundations like this. Plug, for example, is a near-perfect base layer for HTTP servers.