Show 540, August 26, 2023: NAM Coffee, Anaheim, with Founder Vince Nguyen Part One

Vince Nguyen of NAM Coffee

Founded in 2022 by Vince Nguyen, NAM Coffee is the first Vietnamese coffee importer and roaster based in Los Angeles. Nam Coffee is Founder Vince Nguyen’s love letter to his journey from Vietnam to California, a flavor inspired by the mountains of his hometown in Pleiku as much as his current home in Los Angeles. Like many Vietnamese people around the world, Vince always carried the flavor and tradition of Vietnamese coffee with him wherever he goes.”

“Vince spent his early childhood in Pleiku, a city known for its coffee, tea, and honey farms. He remembers drinking Vietnamese coffee from quite a young age. And when he was twelve, Vince got first-hand experience working at his mom’s coffee stand in Saigon, where the family moved. She was a single mother who worked long hours to provide for the family. Now, years later, Vince is proud to build off what he learned from that coffee stand and continue his family tradition of entrepreneurship.”

“When Vince moved to Orange County, California to pursue a career in fashion, he was frustrated by the lack of Vietnamese coffee that had the familiar flavors he grew up with. So he went out looking for a source, and luckily met NAM’s fantastic partner who is a third-generation farmer. NAM’s Arabica and Robusta beans come from a family farm on Langbiang mountain in Da Lat, a highland region famous for its scenic vistas and fertile soil.”

“When first developing the NAM roasts, Vince paid careful attention to all of the tiny details that go into achieving perfection. For example, NAM roasts premium, light Robusta beans at lower temperatures for longer periods of time to ensure that every bean gets a nice coat of oil and a lasting, vibrant aroma. NAM guarantees that their products are organic with no additives like corn starch or chicory. NAM offers both Arabica and Robusta blends, spotlighting the diversity and sophistication of Vietnam’s agricultural prowess.”

Vince Nguyen is our guest with a fresh-brewed cup of Orange County blend (30% Robusta & 70% Arabica) in hand.

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