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Vietnamese Barista Crew Championship 2024

The Vietnam Barista Crew Championship 2024 (VBCC) is a competition within the framework of the Saigon Spring Spectacular under IDOCEAN. It offers an opportunity for Baristas to experience a diverse range of skills of a true Barista.


This is a competition for Barista Teams (4 members) organized based on the format of the international ASEAN Barista Team Championship.


The organizing committee of the Vietnam Barista Crew Championship 2024

This is the first time the VBCC 2024 competition is held in Vietnam and is organized by IDOCEAN and HQJ Coffee School.

Vietnam Barista Crew Championship 2024
Vietnam Barista Crew Championship 2024

The event takes place at Idocean Showroom, TT 16 Tam Dao, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.


The goal of organizing the VBCC 2024 competition

The Vietnam Barista Crew Championship 2024 (VBCC), a part of the Saigon Spring Spectacular event organized by IDOCEAN, marks a significant milestone in Vietnam's coffee industry. Developed based on the model of the international ASEAN Barista Team Championship, VBCC is not only the first competition in Vietnam dedicated to Barista teams, founded by IDOCEAN and HQJ Coffee School, but also carries a deep mission and goals:

  • Creating a healthy playground: It provides an opportunity for Baristas in Vietnam to exchange, learn, and develop through a professional, competitive, yet healthy playground.

  • Promoting talent and creativity: The competition is a chance for Baristas to showcase and maximize their talent and creative abilities, thereby enhancing professional skills and creative thinking in the barista profession.

  • Emphasizing team spirit: VBCC highlights the importance of team spirit, encouraging cooperation and mutual support among team members.

  • Searching for Vietnam's Talented Representatives: The ultimate and most important goal is to find the best Barista team, thereby representing Vietnam in the ASEAN Barista Team Championship 2024 held in Thailand, contributing to promoting the image and talent of Vietnamese Baristas across the region and the world.

 The Judges of the VBCC Competition
The Judges of the VBCC Competition

The VBCC competition is not only an opportunity for Baristas to challenge themselves, but also a message to "Dare to shine and become the best version of yourself today", encouraging everyone to dare to try, to do, and to face challenges. This promises to be a memorable and inspiring event for the Vietnamese Barista community, contributing to building a solid foundation for the future development of the coffee industry.


The prize for the Champion Team of the Vietnamese Barista Crew Championship 2024

The moment of receiving the rewards at VBCC 2024
The moment of receiving the rewards at VBCC 2024

The Vietnamese Barista Crew Championship 2024 (VBCC) opens opportunities for 8 teams, totaling 32 contestants, to showcase their talent and compete in a professional environment, preparing for the international arena. The champion team will not only receive a prestigious title but also:

  • Championship Certificate and Trophy: Affirming their status and outstanding achievement.

  • Course valued at 207.200.000 VND: An opportunity to enhance professional skills at HQJ Coffee School.

  • Representation for Vietnam: Participating in the ASEAN Barista Team Championship 2024.

  • Round-Trip Flight Tickets and Hotel Accommodation: Travel and accommodation expenses for competing in Thailand are covered.

  • Cash Prize of 5.000.000 VND: An attractive cash reward.

  • Gifts from Sponsors: Various valuable gifts.

For the second-place team, they also receive a certificate, cash prize of 2.000.000 VND, a course valued at 80.000.000 VND at HQJ Coffee School, and many valuable gifts from sponsors.


The champion team of the Vietnamese Barista Crew Championship 2024

In the enthusiastic and vibrant atmosphere of the Vietnamese Barista Crew Championship 2024 Finals, a name was honored with admiration and respect from everyone: SOUL FINE ROBUSTA. This team is not only a symbol of talent and passion for Barista but also a testament to the power of teamwork and enthusiasm.

The spotlight has chosen the SOUL FINE ROBUSTA team.
The spotlight has chosen the SOUL FINE ROBUSTA team.
The crowning moment and its significance
The crowning moment and its significance

"Because originality will never be mistaken, and enthusiasm often recognizes each other." - With this spirit, SOUL FINE ROBUSTA conquered all rounds of the competition with unmatched excellence, merging individual talent and love for the barista profession to create an unbreakable alliance.


In conclusion

In the journey of each competition, what remains memorable to us is not only the final result but also the experiences, lessons, and friendships forged through each challenge. The Vietnamese Barista Crew Championship 2024 has concluded with memorable moments, but the most important thing each contestant takes away is not just victory or defeat.


Winning or losing in a competition is indeed important, but it is not everything. More importantly, it's about the journey we have gone through, how we have developed ourselves after each round, and the relationships that have been formed. It is an opportunity for us to understand that every participant - whether a winner or not - has overcome themselves, developed skills, and strengthened solidarity.


SOUL FINE ROBUSTA conquered the highest position with talent and ceaseless passion. However, all participating teams are winners in the eyes of the audience, friends, and family, with their tireless efforts and contributions to the Vietnamese barista community. This emphasizes that, in life as in every competition, attitude, perseverance, and enthusiasm are always deservedly rewarded.


Remember, within each of us lies a winner. No matter the final outcome, what matters is that we dared to stand up, try, and face challenges. That is the essence of courage, making each competition and challenge meaningful and memorable.

The Vietnamese Barista Crew Championship 2024 is not just an event but a lesson about the power of passion, talent, and unity. Let us continue the journey with zeal and relentless effort, for we are all winners in this life.


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