Mai Thi Diem – a marketing officer of Dai Quang Minh Corporation is the winner of PJ’s Coffee Vietnam Barista Competition 2017



Mai Thi Diem – 2nd candidate from right to left


Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – (26 March 2017) PJ’s Coffee Vietnam today conducted its final round of the Barista Competition for Amateurs 2017, a battle between top 4 competitors who have completed in a series of preliminary competitions that began in March. Mai Thi Diem – a marketing officer of Dai Quang Minh Corporation is the winner of the competition who is rewarded a Da Lat trip and a professional Barista training course from Saigon Coffee Academy.

The finalists were judged on both technical quality and taste by a panel of judges that included experts and representative of PJ’s Coffee Vietnam. Four competitors in the final round engaged in a battle which they had to prepare a cup of Espresso with Latte art while answering questions about coffee theory from judges.

“It’s not easy at all to become a barista. I can’t believe that I’m the winner of this competition. Thanks to the PJ’s Coffee Vietnam Barista Competition, I now can prepare a great cup of Espresso for myself and enhance my knowledge about coffee, which I really appreciate.” – Mai Thi Diem, the winner of Barista Competition 2017 said.

Prior to the competition, each competitor had a chance to learn about the coffee-making process and practice their Latte Art skills with guidance from PJ’s Coffee barista. The Barista Competition for Amateurs 2017 was organized by PJ’s Coffee Vietnam aiming to encourage people to learn more about coffee culture.

About PJ’s Coffee

PJ’s Coffee is the first International Franchise Brand of TRG F&B in Vietnam. PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans was founded in 1978 by Phyllis Jordan, a pioneer in the coffee industry that demonstrated that better beans, superior roasting techniques, and pure passion for the art of coffee-making mattered. PJ’s Coffee serves a wide variety of hot, iced and frozen coffee beverages using only the top 1% of Arabica beans, as well as organic tea and fresh breakfast pastries. To-date, PJ’s Coffee is available in 85 locations through the United States, serving thousands of customers every day. For more information about PJ’s Coffee in Vietnam, visit


About TRG

TRG is an IT, Talent and F&B company. We help people and businesses to shine. We help people be the best they can possibly be by selecting the right people for the right job and developing them to their full potential. We help companies by providing an IT solution that works quietly and brilliantly in the background, freeing them up to focus on their core and not having to worry about their IT systems. We do this for more than 1,000 clients in 80 countries. For more information about TRG, click here



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