Photo of the Day: Vietnam's Unique Coffee Culture
(AP) — A customer drinks coffee at Cafe Tho in downtown Hanoi, Vietnam, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013.
Starbucks announced Thursday, Jan. 3, it would enter Vietnam in early February with a cafe in Ho Chi Minh City. But the Seattle-based company faces a unique market in Vietnam, where French-inspired coffee culture reigns supreme; two homegrown chains have established presences; and family-run sidewalk cafes are as ubiquitous as noodle shops. (AP photo /Mike Ives)