A group of entrepreneurs, coffee lovers, and professional taste-testers.
Growing up, my parents tried to make Sunday brunch a gourmet experience. The house would fill with the smell of toast and coffee. On the table we sometimes had smoked salmon, pâté or caviar. As part of the morning, my mom always made café sua da (Vietnamese-Iced Coffee) for my dad. If we were lucky, my dad would let my sister and me get a few sips. As I got older, mom would make me my own glass of coffee. Now, I associate this coffee with family and the good life.
My dad sometimes told us stories about his youth. He used to hang out with his friends at cafés in Saigon—drinking café sua da, smoking cigarettes and playing cards. So, I have this romantic black and white imagery of these super cool young men drinking coffee.
In Houston, I'm not alone in having a love for Vietnamese iced coffee. People from all over the world have converged on Houston: having a cafe sua da is as natural a part of being a Houstonian as eating barbecue or tacos. But until now, Vietnamese restaurants were the only places that served café sua da. Caphin set out to make café sua da available wherever you might want it.
Caphin is made by a great group of friends, who are entrepreneurs, coffee-lovers, and professional taste-testers. Instead of hanging out in cafe's we're in the kitchen making you Caphin Artisan. We hope you like what you taste. And, we hope that by doing what we do, Caphin can add to the texture in the fabric of our community.