How Vietnamese Coffee Helped Us Find Our Purpose

How Vietnamese Coffee Helped Us Find Our Purpose

As the great Shakespeare penned for the love struck Juliet, “What’s in a name?” And as our great Vietnamese coffee lovers have asked us “What’s the deal with the name ChestBrew?” So, before this Project of Purpose goes one coffee bean further allow us to break it down for you with a little story…

How Vietnamese coffee helped us find our purpose

There once was a guy and gal who had a dream of doing something to help create opportunities for people from a land called Vietnam.  These opportunities would allow Vietnamese people to live happier, more fulfilled lives, it was a good dream.

But how would they do it?  The answer had to be somewhere they agreed and so they spent time looking for other people to tell them how they could make it happen. They travelled around the world talking about who they could work for to get it done.  They searched and searched but nothing they ever found felt right.

Until one day a tragically beautiful thing happened when they realized that they would never ever find the answer anywhere in the world.  It was pointless to look here, there and everywhere because it just wasn’t there to be found.

Alas, the guy and girl returned home and sat with themselves in stillness pondering over where this answer could be.  Hours, days and weeks of hard work, thinking, reflecting and being still and then the most amazing thing happened!

They FOUND the answer inside of them!  They could finally hear the voice that was happy to tell them all they needed to know about how to make their dream come true! This insightful, knowledgeable voice came from deep within them and told them how to go out in the world and create a Project of Purpose.

But what would that Project of Purpose be?  Obviously there was more hard work to be done and that required strong coffee.  So they brewed up the coffee beans they brought back from their trip to Vietnam and got down to it.

It may have taken more than one quick cup but the dots were soon connected and they realized that Vietnamese coffee was the project. Their purpose was to create much needed jobs in Vietnam for hard working folks who would harvest and roast the coffee. That coffee would be what hard working people in the Western world would drink and quickly come to rely on as there go- to – coffee to get things done.

And so ChestBrew came to be.  The word “Chest” meaning from the heart and “Brew” representing the hard work it takes make things happen.

The moral of this story and the reason behind the ChestBrew name is that the importance of cultivating self-awareness above all else is something that is so key to finding your path to determining the hard work you have to do to make your dreams and goals a reality.

It’s not information that you’re going to be able to Google.  It’s not a phone call or connection away and it’s not listening to anyone else’s opinion.  It’s working on self-improvement from within in order to put your best SELF back out into the world to be a brighter light.

It’s that uncomfortable hard work that allows you to get down to the business of figuring stuff out.

It’s learning to listen to your own inner voice and trusting that with consistent work, filtering the noise and getting to know yourself you will find the way to your purpose.

It’s helping yourself first so that you can then help others.

HERE’S A QUESTION…

What tips can you offer for figuring out your purpose?

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Why I Love Nuns, Hard Work and Coffee

Why I Love Nuns, Hard Work and Coffee

Quick question, how do you feel about honoring awesome people who commit to hard work? Yeah, we’re totally into it too and this story proves that the world’s most incredible people are motivated by pure honest goodness.

Hard work

Sister Nhi is the definition of hard work. She’s a beautiful soul who’s also a half Chinese half Vietnamese nun living and serving at a convent that doubles as an orphanage for disabled children in a small area of the Central Highlands of Vietnam called Bảo Lộc.

All scooter driven roads led us here because the city is famously known as the regional “capital of coffee”.  Coincidentally also because we have a divine connection of sorts who is a fellow nun in Saigon. After seeking her help one devout Sister made a call to a fellow Sister and opened the door to opportunity.  Nothing like a little divine intervention right? Cảm ơn Sister Anotoine!

Hard work

Inviting us to sit and enjoy a cup of blossom tea and coffee Sister Nhi shared with us that, originally from Hong Kong and by trade a teacher of Economics she liked teaching but always felt something inside her telling her to seek more.  A lifelong devout Catholic she found her purpose in the church and eventually became a nun.  Her calling led her to Vietnam in 2010 and she was assigned to the convent/children’s orphanage in 2014.

Her love and devotion to the teenagers who’ve been afflicted with birth defects, suffer from severe learning disabilities and in some cases have lost their parents to times of despair and violence is incredibly apparent and unshakeable.  Her patience is limitless and her humble smile is often all that’s needed to calm them.

As part of her service to the lives of the orphans Sister Nhi along with her fellow nuns began a coffee bean harvesting program that has been implemented in both their home convent and a sister convent a few miles away that houses over 70 orphans.

She explained to us that The coffee harvesting program is important because many of these children lack the mental capacity to learn traditional schooling.  The harvesting gives them a good job to do where they can work together and feel accomplished.  It’s something they can be a part of and it makes them happy.”

With a tour of their coffee bean trees and bean sorting facility she shared with us the “behind the scenes” of their coffee production.  The nuns exemplify hard work every day by standing alongside the children to produce what has become a small but growing brand of coffee that is currently being sold in local towns throughout the Central Highlands with all profits going back to the orphanage.

Definitely one in a million Sister Nhi left a lasting impression on us although not near as deep as the ones she leaves with those teens every day.

HERE’S A QUESTION…

Who do you know that’s commited to hard work?

LET ME SUGGEST THIS…

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Hi, We're Minh and Teresa and we love coffee

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Extra Strong Medium Roast Vietnamese Coffee

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Strong Dark Roast Vietnamese Coffee