About

Welcome to Bean Leaf Cup!

My name is Millie Pham, the founder of "Bean Leaf Cup", I’ve been absolutely obsessed with coffee for as long as I can remember. But my journey with my favorite caffeinated beverage didn’t start out so lovingly.

It all began when my father surprised me with a small coffee maker to celebrate my birthday.

I still remember unwrapping the shiny new Mr. Coffee machine and wondering what on earth I would do with it.

mr coffee machine

Being a typical teenager, I lived on soda and energy drinks and saw coffee as a “grown-up drink.”

My dad urged me to give it a try, insisting I add plenty of sugar and cream.

I made my first cup of coffee, heavily doctored with so much cream and sugar that it barely resembled the bitter drink I had expected.

But as I took my first sip, I was surprised to discover I actually liked it! The sweet, creamy, warm drink was comforting on a cold winter morning.

From then on, I began experimenting with my new coffee maker. I tried different roasts and flavors of coffee beans, finally discovering a light roast Guatemalan coffee as my favorite.

I learned how grinding the beans fresh made a world of difference in taste. My cream and sugar additions lessened over time as I came to appreciate the natural flavors of black coffee.

On weekends, my dad and I would visit local coffee shops together to sample espressos, lattes, and other specialty drinks.

We’d discuss the different flavors and roasting techniques for hours. It became our shared hobby and a way to bond.

Now, I am thrilled to share my love and extensive knowledge of coffee through "Bean Leaf Cup".

It covers everything from coffee bean basics to brewing techniques to espresso machine recommendations.

Bean Leaf Cup also features coffee-inspired recipes, local coffee shop guides, and more.

My once lukewarm impression of coffee has grown into a heartfelt passion. That first coffee maker from my dad sparked an interest that has enriched my life and career over the past decade.

I can’t wait to continue sharing my coffee obsession with fellow bean lovers for years to come!

Our Mission at Bean Leaf Cup

Here at Bean Leaf Cup, we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We just aim to spread our passion for coffee in a friendly, welcoming way.

Bean Leaf Cup covers the coffee and tea spectrum. There’s always more to learn in the vast world of coffee & tea, and we’re excited to explore it with you!

Meet Our Team

Millie Pham

Editor & founder

Millie has loved coffee ever since her dad introduced his daily ritual, eagerly learning about beans, roasts, and brews.

Discovering new cafes and flavors while traveling is her favorite.

Millie also adores tea, always excited to try new blends and learn their uniqueness. Her curiosity and passion for coffee and tea reflect a lifelong love of cozy beverages.


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