KANSAS CITY’S FIRST VIETNAMESE MOBILE COFFEESHOP CAFÉ CÀ PHÊ LAUNCHES OCTOBER 30TH AT PRESTON FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT'S "THE PATCH" OWNER JACKIE NGUYEN BRINGS HER PASSIONS OF COFFEE AND CULTURE TO THE HEART OF AMERICA
(Kansas City, MO) – Café Cà Phê, Kansas City’s first Vietnamese mobile coffee shop, will launch October 30th at “The Patch” presented by Preston Family Entertainment (2202 W Main St Greenwood, MO 64034). This new way to enjoy your daily coffee will feature 100% Vietnamese coffee beans from Brooklyn-based roaster Nguyen Coffee Supply brewed through a slow-dripping filter combined with the quintessential condensed milk. For more information, please visit cafecaphe.com.
Owner Jackie Nguyen is thrilled to bring the joy of the Vietnamese coffee experience to the Kansas City area after experiencing the culture, firsthand, as a daughter of a Vietnam War refugee.
“A small idea sparked from a summer trip to Vietnam last year. When I went to visit Saigon, the coffee shops felt like families gathering around their living rooms. Patrons sitting on low stoops, having thoughtful conversations and memorable laughs,” says Nguyen.
Nguyen’s life as a first-generation Vietnamese-American and Musical Theatre performer has taken her on a journey from her hometown of San Diego, to the Broadway stages across the globe. She most recently appeared in and served as the Vietnamese language consultant for the North American tour of Miss Saigon until the show was halted due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“I’ve watched the perseverance of my mom’s journey, from leaving her home in Saigon after the war and traveling to America to make a new life. Now that the world has changed and the performing arts industry has paused indefinitely due to Covid, I wanted to embody my mom’s strength and take this moment to pursue another passion during this time of redevelopment.”
Now Nguyen turns her talents to the heart of America, Kansas City, to pursue her passions of coffee and culture.
“Kansas City is in the center of America. Though diversity is improving, KC has only a small handful of Vietnamese places. I wholeheartedly believe that this is an amazing place to introduce and advance the love of Vietnamese coffee and the hospitality found in the Asian culture.
Cafe Cà Phê will be one of the few places in the country and the only location in Kansas City to serve 100% fresh roasted authentic Vietnamese coffee beans from the nationally recognized brand Nguyen Coffee Supply (featured in TheWall Street Journal, VICE, Saveur, Imbibe, Daily Coffee News).
“I want to be part of spreading visibility of the Asian narrative in the Midwest. There is so much incredible Vietnamese history and so many flavors I’d love to share, even if it’s just one cup of coffee at a time.”