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Face masks made of coffee produced in Vietnam

Vietnamese company ShoeX has launched AirX, the world’s first face masks made from Vietnamese coffee, which is antibacterial, reusable and biodegradable. “AirX is not just a recommendation to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but preserve the planet as well,” ShoeX Founder Thanh Le says.
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Jibbi Little visits Vietnam

Champion of the 2019 Milklab Barista Battle Series Jibbi Little recounts her discoveries about coffee production and culture in South-East Asia. Vietnam is famous as the world’s largest producer of Robusta coffee. However, when Jibbi Little visited the country in December 2019, she experienced a completely different part of the nation’s industry.
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The Coffee Club opens in Vietnam

Australian chain The Coffee Club has added a new store and market to its portfolio, with the opening of an establishment in Vietnam in September. The Coffee Club says the café in Vietnam will cater to locals and travellers, offering a relaxed atmosphere for the workers, students, tourists, and families of Ho Chi Minh.
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Cocobei Docklands to host former World Latte Art Champion

Cocobei Docklands in Melbourne will celebrate its first anniversary, with a week of events this September, kicking off with a series of masterclasses with 2018 World Latte Art Champion Irvine Quek. The four-hour classes, held from 23 to 25 September, will see Irvine share his techniques on how to perfect latte art and master the skills required for national and world competitions.
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2016 Vietnam Barista Champion Han Tran makes tracks

There are two traditional types of barista in Vietnam according to Han Tran: those that work in street vendors selling roadside coffee that’s “dark, dense, and bitter Robusta” or in male-dominated cafés that are attracted more to the female baristas than the overpriced beverage in front of them.  When Han told her parents she wanted to pursue a career in coffee, naturally, she says, you can imagine their disapproving reaction.  “They were against it,” she says. “Barista work had a bad reputation because of the stereotypes. A barista was not considered a profession in Vietnam. It was not respected. My parents were worried for my safety and that I would not earn a secure income.”
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