Our story begins in 2008 when yours truly, the founder, came to the realization that China was about to experience a boom in coffee and that we were ideally positioned to contribute to that boom due to our historical roots in roasting coffee in Austria. We found that the quality of the Austrian roasting tradition was ideally suited to the local palate, due to the coffees not being overly bitter and not too acidic but harmonious and approachable. (The "V" in "V Coffee" stands for Vienna).
Since then our list of wholesale clients has grown to more than four hundred satisfied clients with thousands of cups consumed each and every single day throughout China. Our satisfied customers include: Rolex, Swarovski, Taian Table, Madeleine, Little Mermaid, Azul, Colca, the Camel Group, the Bourbon Group, Epermarket, City Super, Cohost, the Naked Group, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong, the W Hotel Shanghai, the W Hotel Chengdu, and the St. Regis Zhuhai among many others. V Coffee is a preferred partner to the Marriott Group.
Today we are a fully-licensed, full-service coffee provider but still use a traditional slow-roasting method that preserves the coffee beans' inherent flavor. Our roasting equipment is imported from Germany. Our coffees get selected from the world's best and are stored in a temperature-controlled warehouse in Shanghai for the day that the magic happens.
A huge advantage that V Coffee has over almost all of our competitors is that the coffee we roast today can be delivered a few days after roasting. This means that our coffee is always fresh which makes a big difference in taste to our competitor's coffee that was roasted months or even years before.
Throughout our guiding priciples have never changed. These are:
• Roasting locally to bring out the best our coffees can offer
• Selecting only high-quality 100% Arabica coffees
• Trust and respect for our partners, suppliers and customers
• Creating products that our customers love and we love and use ourselves
• Focusing on the details of every aspect of our operation
We feel that our core purpose is to improve people's lives through great coffee. Coffee drinkers know that starting your day with a bad cup of coffee can set a terrible precedent for the whole day. A fragrant, tasty and freshly brewed cup, however, can truly lighten up a dreary morning.
In 2021 we continue to bring great coffee not just to our wholesale and online customers but also directly to coffee-lovers with our café in the heart of Shanghai at Taikuhui Mall on West Nanjing Road.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or comments regarding our products, pricing, or to set up a coffee tasting!