VNBC 2018: The Queen

Tran-Han might not be any strange name to the coffee community here in Vietnam. Being champion of Vietnam Barista Championship 2 years in a row (2016 & 2017), Tran-Han successfully transformed herself to a role model that every barista should look up to: graceful, skillful and ambitious. Her self-disciplinary and pro-active attitude in working and …

VNBC 2018: Hey Champion!

I met Nguyen-Anh 3 years ago when we both worked for a third-wave café named Vietnam Coffee Republic. My first impression was her friendly, outgoing characteristics with a great sense of humor. I’m glad that after those years, she still owns the brightest smile and a graceful communication skill that makes everyone happy when talking …

Hành trang Cupping: Phần 2

Bản tiếng Anh của phần 2 ở đây nhé. Mình thường cảm thấy rất hứng thú khi các mẫu cà phê trong buổi cupping mang những hương vị khác biệt và dễ nhận ra, để lại ấn tượng khó quên sau đó. Thứ Ba vừa rồi, 96B Experiment (một trong những quán third-wave yêu thích …

A Cupping kit: Part 2

Please kindly find the Vietnamese edition of this post here.  I’m always inspired by cupping sessions where coffee samples carry distinguishable flavors and aromas which left me a “lingering” memory after finish. Last Tuesday, 96B Experiment (one of my favorite third-wave cafés in Saigon) organized special cupping series with coffees from two champion houses of …