As one of the winners of Shift Capital’s Kensington Avenue Storefront Challenge, Cà phê Roasters embarked on the goal of revitalizing the neighborhood of Kensington through coffee.  Founded in 2018 by Raymond John, non-profit CEO and Thu Pham, a Vietnamese-American raised in Philadelphia, Cà phê Roasters is the first and only Vietnamese specialty coffee roaster operating in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia.  We offer coffee primarily sourced from Vietnam as well as other Southeast and East Asian regions and that is specially roasted to deliver the best drinking experience. Cà phê’s mission is to bring communities together as inspired by the common Vietnamese expression “đi uống cà phê” translating to “let’s get coffee,” which in the Vietnamese culture signifies community engagement.  


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