Episode 115

Sahra Nguyen ·  Changing Perceptions About Vietnamese Coffee With Nguyen Coffee Supply

“There's a lot of work that we have to do as founders to work through the mental and emotional turmoil and struggle. You cry, you feel shitty, you feel small, you feel rejected, you feel frustrated at the system that just doesn't believe in women entrepreneurs, all of it. You have to work through all of it in order to keep going.”

Sahra Nguyen is the founder & CEO of Nguyen Coffee Supply — the first specialty Vietnamese coffee company importing directly from the source and roasting in Brooklyn, New York. On a mission to transform the coffee industry through diversity, inclusion, and sustainability, 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. Early January 2020, Imbibe Magazine featured Sahra Nguyen as one of the #Imbibe75 — people, places, and directions that will shape the way you drink in 2020. She is a Gold House Collective Founder for Spring 2020 cohort, a leading network to celebrate and elevate the Asian American community. In 2021, Nguyen graced the July cover of Food & Wine as one of their 25 Game Changers.


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