Our Coffee Our Story

VietFive Coffee is founded by Tuan Huynh, an award-winning creative director and community organizer, based out of Chicago, Illinois.

In 1975, after the fall of Saigon, my family was displaced to the central highlands of Vietnam. Once there, my family began to grow and harvest robusta beans on the volcanic red soil of Buôn Ma Thuột.

My father was imprisoned for 5 and half years by the government before we fled Vietnam.

After 5 days at sea, with 55 souls on board, we arrived to the shores of Malaysia. We then spent 5 months in a Kuala Lumpur refugee camp before being accepted into the US.

We are all we have. Through all of our struggles, we are here. Together. My parents would always remind the five of us, "we started with nothing but we have everything when we have each other."