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Coffee Shop Review: Coffee Chill 96 at Train Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Coffee Shop Review: Coffee Chill 96 at Train Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam

Before I even flew to Hanoi, I planned to visit Train Street and check out the coffee shops there. I saw numerous Instagram and TikTok posts about it, and like many, I was inspired to go there too. It’s called Train Street because it’s on the train tracks, each side lined with several shops and…

Coffee Shop Review: The Note Coffee, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Coffee Shop Review: The Note Coffee, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam

I saw a quirky coffee shop in Hanoi while walking along the Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square. It’s hard to miss because it’s in a tall building, and you can clearly see that it has colorful sticky notes all over it. It’s aptly named The Note Coffee, one of the most interesting coffee shops I’ve…

Coffee Shop Review: 84th Brickyard, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Coffee Shop Review: 84th Brickyard, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam

Something got caught in the corner of my eye as I walked down the street on my last night in Hanoi. Upon closer inspection, I realized it was another coffee shop. I had visited two coffee shops earlier that day; I had enough caffeine in my blood to keep me up; but did it stop…

Coffee Shop Review: Cong Caphe, Nan Thoh, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Coffee Shop Review: Cong Caphe, Nan Thoh, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam

I met my friend Joanna on my first day in Hanoi, and after we had that delicious dinner at Cha Ca La Vong, she recommended this coffee shop in front of a cathedral. Joanna is currently based in Hanoi; she definitely has a local insight I’d like to fully tap into to enjoy my short…

Coffee Shop Review: Cafe Giang, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Coffee Shop Review: Cafe Giang, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam

Remember when I attempted to make Vietnamese egg coffee at home? Back then, I was obsessing about egg coffee, and I wanted to know if I could DIY it at home; it turns out I could. While I loved my concoction, I knew it wouldn’t hold a candle to the original. Cafe Giang in Hanoi is…

Coffee Shop Review: Coffee Tonya, Makati, Philippines
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Coffee Shop Review: Coffee Tonya, Makati, Philippines

My friend Cai and I met in Makati while typhoon Paeng was busy wreaking havoc in the country. I didn’t plan to go to Makati; I was heading to Sampaloc for my grandma’s wake, but Paeng ruined my plans, so I ended up spending the night over at the same hotel where Cai was staying….

Coffee Shop Review: Kopilism, Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines
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Coffee Shop Review: Kopilism, Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines

I was born and raised in Sampaloc, Manila, and spent 30 years of my life in a small but crowded neighborhood. I lived there so long that sometimes when I dream about heading home, I’m always led to our old home. In reality, I don’t get to visit our old house anymore, but lately, I’ve been…

Coffee 101: Let’s answer your questions about Coffee

Coffee 101: Let’s answer your questions about Coffee

Despite being a self-proclaimed coffee addict, I didn’t know damn much about coffee. I couldn’t tell coffee beans apart, I’m always unsure whether my coffee was from Robusta or Arabica, and I didn’t know the most basic information of them all, who invented coffee? So one day, I decided to research everything, which is how…