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Vietnamese Salt Coffee Conquers Finnish Taste Buds

Three Vietnamese students, Na Uy, Phung Gia Phat, and Pham Minh Quan, have become famous in the southern Finnish town of Sulkava for selling Vietnamese salt coffee, a treat originating from the central province of Thua Thien-Hue. The students, studying a high school program at Sulkava High School, decided to sell Vietnamese coffee to help Finnish people understand Vietnamese culture and cope with homesickness.

In October 2023, the startup project opened in front of a local supermarket, with an initial capital of only VND500,000. The coffee shop, which opened from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., has only a few old tables and chairs, mixing tools, and painted signs in Finnish, English, and Vietnamese. Each cup of salt coffee costs EUR2, equivalent to VND53,000, milk coffee costs EUR1.8, equivalent to VND47,000, and black coffee costs EUR1.5, equivalent to VND39,000.

The story of the three Vietnamese students selling Vietnamese salt coffee also appeared in a local newspaper and went viral on TikTok with millions of views. The students plan to sell Vietnamese-style grilled meat sandwiches next summer.

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