New Harvest Celebration at The Workshop

Yesterday I went to The Workshop on Ngo Duc Ke in Saigons District 1 to celebrate the new coffee crops. A nice experience once again.

A tasty shot of the new harvestA tasty shot of the new harvest | photo: Frank Fox (cc-by-sa)

Celebrating the crops and the farmers

Yesterday I went to celebrate the new harvest of 2016/17 at The Workshop in Saigon. Despite the hardship of the last year that hit Vietnam quite hard with strange and completely atypical weather conditions that in some regions of Vietnam reduced the harvest to merely 60% of the normal amount, the new beans we sampled were amazing.

Coffee Harvest Celebration 2016-2017 at The WorkshopCoffee Harvest Celebration 2016-2017 at The Workshop | photo: (cc-by-sa) Frank Fox

We started with tasting samples of the new harvest, brewed up by The Workshop's excellent baristas and at times by the farmers themselves, who apparently enjoyed it and had a good time. The event was not just intended to celebrate the coffee itself, but also the farmers who make this type of speciality possible by dedicating their whole existence to it.

Farmers Brewing Their Own CoffeeFarmers Brewing Their Own Coffee | photo: (cc-by-sa) Frank Fox

There also was a public cupping I attended together with some fellow coffee lovers and we tested 5 different beans from Vietnam, from an excellent Catimor, my personal favourite, to a great Red Bourbon, the primordial coffee tree of Vietnam, brought by the French back then when everything started. Red Bourbon is very interesting and I love the flavour profile of this old variety. I definitely need to get more into this one.

Public Cupping of Different Vietnamese Coffee BeansPublic Cupping of Different Vietnamese Coffee Beans | photo: (cc-by-sa) Frank Fox

There is not too much to say, apart from that it was a nice event and I learned many interesting things about coffee again. Let the pictures talk I say, about the New Harvest Celebration at The Workshop:

Harvest Celebration at The Workshop SaigonHarvest Celebration at The Workshop Saigon | photo: (cc-by-sa) Frank Fox

Brewing the New CropsBrewing the New Crops | photo: (cc-by-sa) Frank Fox

No, we did not play Snake EyeNo, we did not play Snake Eye | photo: (cc-by-sa) Frank Fox

Celebrating the new harvestCelebrating the new harvest | photo: (cc-by-sa) Frank Fox

Harvest Celebration 2016 2017 at The WorkshopHarvest Celebration 2016 2017 at The Workshop | photo: (cc-by-sa) Frank Fox

Farmers Brewing Their Own Coffee At The WorkshopFarmers Brewing Their Own Coffee At The Workshop | photo: (cc-by-sa) Frank Fox

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