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Top 20 Moments for Vietnamese Coffee (and Robusta!) in 2022

December 29, 2022 3 min read

The Vietnamese Coffee Movement reached new peaks in 2022. As the first importer and roaster of specialty Vietnamese coffee in the United States, Nguyen Coffee Supply’s mission to bring Vietnamese coffee to all and transform the coffee industry continued to spread far and wide this year. Additionally, we’ve seen even more Vietnamese coffee companies and cafes open or expand across the U.S. – this is a testament to the future of the coffee industry growing to become more diverse, inclusive and, culturally relevant!

This year, robusta took the spotlight and came through as the center of the movement for both Nguyen Coffee Supply and the coffee industry at large. Here are our top 20 (note: these are not exhaustive) moments of the Vietnamese Coffee Movement in 2022:

December 30, 2022

1. The New York Times proclaims the Rise of Robusta in 2022 (January 1, 2022)

2. Vietnamese American Founder, Sahra Nguyen, gets national spotlight on Vietnam’s oldest television channel VTV1 during Lunar New Year – a full circle moment. (February 1, 2022)

3. Caphe Roasters in Philadelphia releases 4 new Southeast Asian coffees, including a 100% robusta called “True Robusta.” (February 18, 2022)

4. Nam Coffee Co, founded by Vietnamese immigrant Vince Nguyen, launches Vietnamese coffee beans roasted in California. (February 12, 2022)

5. Nguyen Coffee Supply launches the Robusta Pledge to change the narrative and uplift robusta coffee farming communities. (March 17, 2022)

6. Vietnamese coffee shines at Specialty Coffee Expo in Boston part 1: Simexco hosts the first ever “Vietnamese Fine Robusta Coffee Tasting” with over 25 different fine robustas across Vietnam. (April 8, 2022)

7. Vietnamese coffee shines at Specialty Coffee Expo in Boston part 2: Sahra Nguyen’s Keynote Speech about Robusta Rising at the International Women in Coffee Alliance Event. (April 9, 2022)

8. Whole Foods Market changes policy on robusta coffee with the launch of the first 100% robusta coffee bean and the first single-origin Vietnamese coffee bean in their stores, both by Nguyen Coffee Supply. (June 1, 2022)

9. Nguyen Coffee Supply releases the first 100% robusta cold brew using Vietnamese coffee beans, their first Ready-to-Drink product expanding upon their coffee beans and phin brewing kits. (August 2, 2022)

10. Copper Cow Coffee releases their first ground coffee with natural flavors, expanding upon their single paper pour-over kits and creamers. (August 3, 2022)

11. Cafe Ca Phe opens massive brick and mortar in Kansas City after years on wheels as a mobile cafe. (August 13, 2022)

12. Blue Bottle Coffee releases their first ever single-origin roast from Vietnam, calling the move “a true sign of the changing times.” (August 29, 2022)

13. Sang, founded by Vietnamese refugee Lan Pham, officially launches their Ready-To-Drink Vietnamese coffee line. (September 2022).

14. Nguyen Coffee Supply represents at the New York Coffee Festival as the only coffee importer & roaster brewing 100% robusta and arabica coffee beans from Vietnam. (October 6-8, 2022)

15. Fat Miilk announces their first cafe space in Chicago celebrating Vietnamese coffee culture. (October 19, 2022)

16. Portland Ca Phe, cafe and roaster specializing in Vietnamese coffee, launches a second location in Oregon. (October 29, 2022)

17. Nguyen Coffee Supply wins BevNet’s Best of 2022 Award with their newly released 100% robusta cold brew winning “Best New Product” for category innovation. (December 5, 2022)

18. Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay names Vietnam among world’s “Top Food Destinations” (which, as we know, includes Vietnam’s expansive coffee culture). (December 12, 2022)

19. Insider names the Phin Filter as top 5 “Best Portable/Travel Single-Serve Coffee Maker.” (December 22, 2022)

20. VietFive Founder, Tuan Huynh, spreads Vietnamese coffee and banh mi education on Live TV with Daytime Chicago. (December 24, 2022)

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