Alumnae Sip & Share Series: Nguyen Coffee Supply
Sat 4/10 • 10AM - 11AM PDT
Sahra Nguyen ’09 is an award-winning filmmaker, entrepreneur, and founder & CEO of Nguyen Coffee Supply. On a mission to transform the coffee industry through diversity, inclusion, and transparency, Nguyen Coffee Supply has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, VICE, New York Magazine, New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, and honored with the 2019 StarChefs Rising Star Award.
In 2018, Nguyen launched Nguyen Coffee Supply—the first-ever Vietnamese-American & woman owned importer and roaster of green coffee beans from Vietnam—as a way to diversify the coffee industry and increase the visibility of Vietnamese producers, being the #2 coffee producing country in the world. She works directly with a fourth-generation Vietnamese coffee farmer from Da Lat in the Central Highlands, whose beans are certified clean and organic in Vietnam. As the daughter of Vietnamese refugees in Boston, MA, the company’s name is a nod to Nguyen’s Vietnamese heritage.
The company sustainably sources coffee through direct-trade relationships across Vietnam and fresh roasts in Brooklyn, New York. Nguyen Coffee Supply is pioneering the next wave of beverage culture with Vietnamese coffee. The company’s mission is to increase economic advancement for Vietnamese farmers through specialty coffee production, while building a diverse and inclusive coffee culture for all.
Join us as we home brew our morning coffees with Sahra Nguyen. Along with the live coffee brewing demo everyone at home can follow along to, Sahra will be discussing the story behind her success and sharing her expertise on how she effectively made a difference in a world she knew no one paid enough attention to. Before logging off, everyone will also be welcome to ask Sahra to shed some light on any questions they have during a live Q&A.
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