The iconic kiosk location and A-Trip to Vietnam.
In true Annee fashion, she had absolutely no plans of slowing down.
In 2017, Annee set her sights on quality of service and product. Originally born in Vietnam, Annee has a strong connection to Vietnamese culture and community. It's why she decided go back to visit Vietnam on her very first A-Trip, to meet with suppliers, see the production and ensure only the highest quality coffee for ANNEES guests.
Annee said that the trip was "the best decision" she has ever made for her business.
"I wanted to meet our suppliers in person, understand every part of the process. From the farm to the cup, I wanted to know that we were producing the highest quality at every step. That trip was the best decision I have made.".
Once again, (surprise, surprise!) the A-Team outgrew the Rusty's location space. It was time to ditch the hole in the wall. More A-Team, more room and a lot more coffee was needed to meet the demand of the growing community of ANNEES Lovers. It's at this time that the Rusty's Market kiosk location became available. Annee took the leap and decided to move in. At first many people believed it was the wrong choice, as it was considered 'the dark side' of the markets, but Annee knew she could recreate the space.
Today, our Rusty's Market location is one of our busiest stores, with a strong local following and a constant flow of tourists and working-holiday makers. It's become a destination and a must-do activity for Cairns visitors.