Bean to Bar to Boom

(AsiaLIFE cover, August 2015) When talking Vietnamese crops, the buzzwords are rice or coffee, but this may change with companies eyeing up the next potential: cacao. By Lorcan Lovett. Photos by Lorcan Lovett and Vinh Dao. There’s a boundless energy about 65-year-old Thai Xuan Quang that would trump a gang of sugar-high toddlers. The farmer’s stentorian … More Bean to Bar to Boom