Now a key producer, the country's global stature is growing rapidly
Leading Vietnam's coffee renaissance has been Future Coffee Farm founder Toi Nguyen, whose plantation around 180 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City has become an inspiration to new coffee farmers with grand ambitions of affecting coffee perceptions around the world. (Photo by Mervin Lee)
HO CHI MINH CITY -- There's a high chance you have sampled Vietnam's coffee beans before -- you just may not have realized it.
As the world's second-biggest coffee producer behind Brazil, Vietnamese caffeine regularly energizes large parts of the world, its beans broken down into everything from instant coffee sachets to popular energy drinks.