Vietnam’s Bosgaurus Coffee Roasters is located in what is probably best described as a “fancy” part of Ho Chi Mihn, right by the Saigon River. Upon arriving, you are greeted by a big white American-style house with huge windows and lush greenery all around it. If it were not for the metallic silver signage in front, we would not have thought it was a cafe at all. But upon stepping in, the mood drastically changes and we find ourselves in a spacious and sparse lab set up. It’s so clean it almost has a clinical atmosphere to it. Then you realize that it really is an actual laboratory of sorts as you notice all machinery and equipment strategically set up in different parts of the room.
Bosgarous Coffee Roasters’ home is where they do, not only the roasting, but also the study of coffee, the training of baristas, and the general development of the coffee business in their city. They regulary hold workshops and, occassionaly, coffee competitions within the rooms of this establishment. On regular days, quite similar to that summer afternoon when we visited, they are a simple, serene and accommodating cafe, serving some of the best Vietnamese coffees alongside fine offerings from all over the globe. Their berry waffles are quite good too!
If you’re staying or travelling in central Ho Chi Minh City, Bosgaurus Coffee Roasters is a good 15 minute car ride away. It may sound like a long way off since everything in District 1 is walkable within a couple of minutes, but trust us, the trip is all worth it.