After the success of launching her artisanal Vietnamese cooking line, Wei Pantry (now carried in Dean & Deluca and Whole Foods), CEO Debbie Wei Mullin wanted to elevate one of her family’s favorite past times: Vietnamese coffee.
In 2016, she traveled to her mother’s hometown Saigon in search of premium, sustainable Vietnamese coffee beans. Building off her network from MIT and former career at the World Bank in Asia, Debbie found amazing people revolutionizing sustainable agriculture in Vietnam and discovered the innovative brewing technique of our signature single serving pour over bags. Copper Cow Coffee was born.
Debbie CEO & Founder
Debbie grew up with a mixture of Vietnamese, Chinese, and Jewish-American home-cooking. Though originally from the bay area, she has lived and worked all across Asia, from Beijing to New Delhi, before relocating to Los Angeles, CA. Wei Pantry reflects the depth of Debbie's travels as well as her stubbornness for recreating and transporting the flavors she grew up loving. Her favorite products hope to inspire experimentation with new areas of cooking and entertaining in your home. Debbie is the founder and CEO of Wei Pantry.
Irene Director of Business Development and Operations
With a strong analytical background anchored in finance and marketing at MIT, Irene has rich experience in business strategy and planning at Goldman Sachs and Apple. Pursuing a passion for food & beverage, she attended culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, and then immersed herself in the San Francisco food scene working in strategy and operations roles at Munchery and Philz Coffee before joining the Wei Pantry team.
Lillian Event Marketing and Sales
After starting her own food and dining cooperative in New York, Lillian became obsessed with the connections between food and community. With a passion for details, organization, and creative problem solving, she is the go-to-gal for make sure projects get from start to finish. When she isn't slinging Copper Cow Coffee, you can usually find her planning an elaborate adventure or cooking up food for a dinner party.