Starbucks opened its FIRST store in Vietnam – the country with a unique coffee drinking culture – last February 1, 2013.
My friend Pia, who works there, braved the long line of people who waited for the store’s opening =)
Pia is in Manila right now and we met up yesterday at TWG Tea Salon for a belated birthday celebration and she handed me these as birthday gifts: Starbucks country mug(!!!) and Trung Nguyen coffee beans(!!!!).
I LOVE Starbucks and all their signature coffee beans, but the Trung Nguyen coffee challenged my coffee taste buds when I tried it, coffee-drip style, last year. It’s a bit too strong for a coffee but that’s it charm, I guess.
And in case you haven’t noticed, I already have affiliate links to the Starbucks products at the sidebar. Check them out! It thrilled me to find my application (through Linkshare) approved because I really am a Starbucks addict =)
Read more about the Starbucks opening in Vietnam at the VietnamNet Bridge (article here).
Have a good Sunday, everyone! It’s the first day of the Chinese New Year so start it right and with a positive vibe to attract all good blessings!