A Cupping kit: Part 1

Image from http://www.home.lamarzoccousa.com The Barista team in Vietcetera Cafe had a cupping session today with their in-house newly roasted Peru's coffee and I was asked to provide their newbies with basic introduction about cupping. This event motivated me to write a note about this fundamental knowledge that every barista should be well-prepared. Vietnamese translation of …

Vietnam Aeropress Championship 2016

It's been almost 2 years since the first Vietnam Aeropress Championship (VNAC) took place in Vietnam. As a co-host of this competition, my job includes a final report for the event. 2016 must be highlighted as the year of breakthroughs in the Vietnamese coffee community with the first two globally-standardized competitions leaving a restless excitement …

26: Job vs Career

I luckily found my passion with coffee at the age of 22 and clearly defined it as my long-term career since then. It was the time I couldn't think of any other job than coffee-related (barista, roaster, beans salesperson, customer service for coffee equipment company, etc) and it was no-doubt my career. "Job and career …

Dự án dịch thuật – Vietnamese translation

Xin chào các bạn đọc Việt Nam ! Vietnamese translation là một chuyên mục đặc biệt trên blog, nơi mình khởi động dự án dịch thuật những bài viết hay về cà phê bằng tiếng Anh sang tiếng Việt. Mục đích của dự án này là chia sẻ những thông tin hữu ích từ các …

Bụi cà phê: tốt cho espresso, bất ổn cho filter

Bản gốc: "Fines: fine for espresso, not so fine for filter" Link tham khảo: https://www.scottrao.com/blog/2017/8/27/fines-fine-for-espresso-not-so-fine-for-filter Tác giả: Scott Rao Sơ lược thông tin về tác giả: Scott Rao bắt đầu quán cà phê & nhà rang đầu tiên của anh ở Amherst, MA vào năm 22 tuổi. Quán cà phê đầu tiên này nhanh chóng trở …

Waves of coffee?

Credit: featured picture from @onevibe through Pinterest Wave (n): a long body of water curling into an arched form and breaking on the shore. Come on, we all know what wave is! But a wave of coffee does not curl, neither happen in an arched form. It just breaks the way people drink it, talk about …

A new soul

This topic actually came up in my mind almost 2 years ago in the event of this blog's establishment. It was the time I began to do everything I can to transform a fool myself to a calmer and wiser version. You know, first steps are always the most difficult, confusing and impatient. But finally, …

The confession of a coffee lover

I’ve never been more proud to say that, “I’m a coffee lover”. And if you have ever sometimes wondered what people like me were thinking, here is my confession. I never liked coffee… I was born and raised in Vietnam, where coffee has become more than just a daily drink. It seems to be a …

Why Nest in City?

Sometimes all you need is just some space, a corner, a rabbit hole or... A nest? To escape from the wildness outside, from the place called City. To feel safe with your insecurity. To comfortably live with the emptiness not worrying to be observed. To take a step back, slow it down and think of everything …