In recent years, small businesses, especially coffee and bakery shops, have been popping up on many corners and plazas in Chiang Mai, Thailand's northern capital.
Mr Lee (right) inspects some coffee beans picked near Mae Jantai. The 26-year-old, the first from his village to attend university, is providing his community fresh opportunities.
The desire for a cup of coffee and a snack seems to be an ever-increasing trend among upwardly mobile Thais and the plethora of expats rushing to relocate to villages surrounding this large and culturally significant city.
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